Mayborn Museum

Camp FAQs

What should participants bring for lunch?

Participants should bring a labeled nut-free lunch each day. Lunches will be put in a refrigerator. Participants will not have guaranteed access to a microwave.

Can participants bring snacks?

We ask that participants reserve eating to lunch time. Participants are encouraged to pack a filling lunch and to eat a snack before they come to camp.

Who will be supervising my child?

Camp staff will include museum staff members, Design Den interns, and teen volunteers from the museum’s summer teen volunteer program.

What is the cancellation policy?

Registrants are given the option to purchase insurance for registration fees through the registration software system. If the fee insurance is purchased, full refunds will be available for cancellations through this insurance. For registrants who opt out of fee insurance, refunds will not be issued 14 or fewer business days before the start of the camp. Cancellations made 15 or more business days before the first day of the camp will receive a refund minus a $25 processing fee. In the event that minimum enrollments are not met for any camp, we reserve the right to cancel or reschedule camps. If this occurs, you will be notified one week prior to camp and your entire tuition will be refunded.

What is included in the price?

Two days (ages 8-10) or three days (ages 11-14) of making and tinkering activities, including projects that your camper will bring home and a Mayborn Museum t-shirt.

Can older teenagers come to camp?

Maker Camps will only allow participants who are ages 8-14.

What are drop-off and pick-up procedures?

Campers will enter and exit at the front doors on both days of camp. You will park in the front lot and walk your child inside each day to the check-in table. There you will be required to sign your child in and out. Please be prepared to show a photo ID when you sign your child in and out each day. Adults that will be allowed to pick up your child should be listed on the online camp registration form.

Can I stay at the museum while my child is at camp?

You are welcome to wait in the museum lobby for your child. If you would like to explore the museum, regular admission prices will apply.

My child is advanced. Can I sign them up for an older level camp?

We will strictly enforce age requirements for camps. Super Storytelling and Tinkering, Tools, & Take Apart will only accept participants ages 8-10. Maker Extreme and Once Upon a Code will only accept participants ages 11-14.

What is the class size?

Each class will have 10-12 participants.

Who can I contact during the day if I need to leave a message concerning my child in case of emergency?

Please call the museum’s main line at (254)710-1110 or Design Den at (254) 710-1188 to leave a message regarding your child.

How should my child dress for Design Den Maker Camps?

Your child should wear comfortable clothes and closed-toed shoes.

Do Design Den camps serve children with special needs?

Design Den Maker Camps are not specifically designed to accommodate children with special needs, but we will make every reasonable effort to serve campers who may require special attention or consideration. If you are unsure about enrolling a child with special needs, please contact the Design Den Coordinator at to discuss how our camp may be able to work for your child. Please note that while we hope to offer these camps to as wide a range of children as possible, it is not possible for us to offer one-on-one care. If you enroll a child with special needs, you will be contacted by museum staff to discuss your child’s needs and ensure that your child is safe while at the museum.

What is the discipline policy for Design Den Maker Camps?

Per Baylor’s Disciplinary Procedures for Summer Programs, if your child has trouble following instructions or respecting staff or other camp participants, they will be privately warned. If a subsequent misconduct occurs, the camper’s parent will be called and the camper may be asked to leave for the day. If the behavior persists for a third offense, the child may be asked to leave camp indefinitely. Please review the behavioral expectations outlined in the required forms.
We understand that campers may need guidance and coaching on appropriate behaviors in Design Den. Design Den staff and volunteers will incorporate positive reinforcement for appropriate behaviors and offer breaks and time-outs for students who may need a moment to calm down.

What if my child is sick?

Please keep children home if they have a fever, skin rash or any other visible signs of illness. In the event your child becomes ill at the Mayborn Museum, we will notify you immediately. If you cannot be reached, we will call the individuals listed on your emergency form.

I still have questions, what can I do?

Email with any other questions that you may have.