Hooray for Holiday Mini- Camps

Let’s kick the holidays off with fun, friends, and play — the Knock Knock way! Designed as three-hour workshops for children ages 5 and up, and limited to 15 campers, each of our mini camps features a unique topic, with enough variety to excite and appeal to everyone’s interest. Drop off is from 8:50 am – 9:00 a.m. and pick up is from 11:50 am – 12:00 p.m. Face masks are required.  Each mini camper should dress for play, bring their own water bottle, and snack.

You can select just one camp, or join us for all sessions! *Separate registration is required for each date.

Scholarships are available to qualifying campers and are made possible by the support of Capital Area United Way.

MEMBERS: To receive your member discount you must sign-in to your account when registering for camps. Questions? Please email membership@knockknockmuseum.org. For additional questions about camps or to be added to a camp waitlist, email Hillary Perret at camp@knockknockmuseum.org.


Grown-up & Me

Little ones, along with one adult, will create and play in the Big Backyard.  At each 2-hour session, children ages 0-4 can explore our big backyard, including a mud kitchen, sandbox, playhouse, and more.  Two additional activities will be set up, which will vary with each session. One will be a creation station, which may include loose part play, painting, or building; the other will be an opportunity for sensory exploration such as salt dough sculpting or ice painting. 

Grown-up & Me Tuesday, December 1

Instructor: Paige

Tuesday, December 1 2:00pm to 4:00pm (Child ages 0-4)

Fee: $30 for members | $35 for non-members


Clay Play

Instructor: Alexandra

Learn the basics of making and building with clay! We’ll make several sculptures during this class, which will then be fired in our kiln.  Items will be available for pick up 2 weeks after camp. 

Saturday, November 21 9:00am to 12:00pm

Fee: $30 for members | $35 for non-members


Canvas Stretching & Box Day

Instructor: Jess (Canvas Stretching) | Tammy (Box Day)

Did you know that professional artists use stretcher bars to stretch their canvases before painting a masterpiece? We are going to use the same technique to stretch our own canvases. Campers will prime them to take home. You can then paint it at home or join us for our Tuesday, Nov. 24th mini-camp to participate in painting the canvases. 

After all of that fun, we will then up-cycle giant appliance boxes to make a cardboard city that campers can explore. First. we’ll draft our cardboard city then begin construction with the boxes, safety box cutters, glue, tape, and fabric to make the most amazing city ever! 

Monday, November 23 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Fee: $30 for members | $35 for non-members


Paint to Music & Candle Making

Instructor: Jess (Paint to Music) | Tammy (Candle Making)

If you stretched your canvas yesterday then you are all set to paint a masterpiece. If not, no big deal at all. We have plenty of canvases. Campers will paint to the beat of a drum and other instruments as we use music for painting inspiration.  

After creating a painted masterpiece, campers will design and create a beautiful fall centerpiece and candle. It’s sure to be a hit at any celebration! 

Tuesday, November 24 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Fee: $30 for members | $35 for non-members


Natural Scavenger Hunt

Instructor: Hillary

Our nature guru Miss Hillary will explore nature in the fall season with a story. Campers will then embark on a scavenger hunt in Knock Knock’s Big Backyard to find the perfect objects to create their own nature portraits. 

Saturday, November 28 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Fee: $30 for members | $35 for non-members


Gift Making

Instructor: Tammy

Hand-made gifts are the best gifts! Campers will choose from an assortment of materials to make wreaths, cards, ornaments, jewelry or whatever their imagination inspires.  

Saturday, December 19 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Fee: $30 for members | $35 for non-members


First Day of Winter

Instructor: Hillary

Why is the winter solstice so important? Campers will create a human solar system and use flashlights to explore the movements of the Earth and the Moon. We will follow up with several art projects that focus on sky and gravity. 

Monday, December 21 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Fee: $30 for members | $35 for non-members


Fiber Arts

Instructor: Hillary and Jess

We’ll pull out the sewing machines and threading needles to teach campers both hand sewing and machine sewing techniques. Campers will then sew fabric scraps together to create a work of art. With the variety of materials available campers can create pillows, totes, and more

Tuesday, December 22 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Fee: $30 for members | $35 for non-members


Painting to Music & Box Day

Instructor: Jess (Painting to Music) & Tammy (Box Day)

Campers will paint to the beat of a drum and other instruments as we use music for painting inspiration. The instructor and campers will create their own language to the music and then put it to a canvas with paint. 

We will then up-cycle giant appliance boxes to make a carboard city that campers can then explore inside. We’ll first draft our cardboard city then begin construction with the boxes, safety box cutters, glue, tape and fabric to make the most amazing city ever! 

Monday, December 28 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Fee: $30 for members | $35 for non-members

T’Bonhomme & Fun and Games

Instructor: Hillary (T’Bonhomme) & Tammy (Fun & Games)

Campers will learn about a Cajun New Year’s tradition and create puppets to illustrate the story. Then campers will go old school and create their own playground and board games they can take home and enjoy with their families.    

Tuesday, December 29 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Fee: $30 for members | $35 for non-members


If camps do not meet minimum enrollment, Knock Knock has the right to cancel and refund participants at 100%.  Individual refunds are allowed 2 weeks prior to camp start date, less the $50 non-refundable fee. Emergency cancellations with full refund will be considered on a case by case basis.