Summer of Sound at the Whatcom Museum

2022 Summer Camps–Registration is Full!

Release your inner rock star with the Whatcom Museum’s 2022 summer camps! Our band of educators are here to provide backup music, while your child discovers the skills that make them a superstar.

All campers should bring their own snacks or lunches, a water bottle, layers for weather as necessary, and a backpack to carry their belongings. The Museum will follow safety protocols aligned with state and federal guidelines for summer 2022. Scroll down to learn more and register. For questions email Education Manager Drew Whatley.

Camp is FULL! July 11-15, 9am-noon: Rockstars of the Art World

Ages 5-7; $175 Members/$200 Non-Members

Let us introduce you to some of the greatest stars of the art world this summer! Each day we will explore a new artist and experiment with a variety of materials from watercolors to kinetic art. Try your hand at making a mobile like Alexander Calder or design your own sound suit and put on a performance like artist Nick Cave. This camp is great for kids who want to get messy and learn through hands-on artmaking.

Camp is FULL! July 18-22, 9am-noon: Rockstars of the Animal World

Ages 5-7; $175 Members/$200 Non-Members

This summer study different species of rock stars who inhabit our world. In this nature camp, we’ll look at animals who soar through the sky, dive into the deep, and tiptoe in the trees. Kids who love creatures big and small will have a roaring good time!

Camp is FULL! July 25-29, 9am-3pm: We Will ROCK You Geology Camp

Ages 8-10; $200 Members/$250 Non-Members

Learn about rocks around the clock in this STEAM oriented camp! Explore the explosive power of volcanos, create your own classy crystals, and find forgotten fossils as we study stones of all shapes and sizes. Perfect for concrete thinkers and inquisitive minds, there’s plenty to dig into!

Camp is FULL! August 1-5, 9am-3pm: Ready to Rock Music Video Camp

Ages 8-10; $200 Members/$250 Non-Members

Are you ready to rock out this summer? Invent your own popstar persona and develop your own music video in this rockin’ camp. Each day we’ll craft elements for our videos from styling an eye-catching outfit to crafting your own inventive instrument. At the end of the week, we’ll celebrate by sharing our videos with friends and family.


Decorated driftwood stickLooking for fun activities to do from home? Check out our resources for at-home learning:

Make fun and educational art, science, and nature activities at home using common household items or art supplies. Visit our FIG at Home page where you can download PDF instructions or watch videos of the activities created by our educators.

Find a variety of art supplies, coloring books, puzzles, science and art kits, toys, books, and other fun, and educational products on our Museum Store page.