Sixth–Eighth Grade Sessions
NHMU sixth through eighth grade camp sessions are for students who will enter 6th, 7th or 8th grades in the fall of 2018. For Partner Camp listings, where needed, transportation between sites is provided. Please note that not all school districts begin summer break at the same time—check your school schedule before registering.
Price and duration of camps vary. See individual listings.
Game Design and Robotics
Partner Camp with Spy Hop
Robotics and game design, what could be better?! Participants will spend part of their day under the guidance of Museum staff, exploring simple and complex machines. They’ll then put that new knowledge to work as they complete team challenges using VEX IQ robotic components. The other part of the day will be spent at Spy Hop, learning the ins and outs of coding and game design. We have two sessions of this camp; the first session starts at NHMU at 8:30am and ends at Spy Hop at 4:30pm. The second session starts at Spy Hop at 8:30am and ends at NHMU at 4:30pm. Transportation between sites for each session is provided.
Week 1 | June 4 – 8 | 8:30am – 4:30pm | $310 | Session 1 | Starts at NHMU, ends at Spy Hop — This camp is no longer on sale
Week 1 | June 4 – 8 | 8:30am – 4:30pm | $310 | Session 2 | Starts at Spy Hop, ends at NHMU — This camp is no longer on sale
Partner Camp with Camp Kostopulos
It’s the best of both worlds! While at the Museum, we’ll unleash your inner geek as we explore the Bonneville Shoreline Trail while using GPS units, investigate macro- and micro-invertebrates and pH testing along with forensic science. Afternoons will focus on your wild side as you spend time at Camp K participating in outdoor camp activities like hiking, rock climbing, swimming, spending time with the horses, field games, climbing ropes courses, and fishing. We are offering two sessions of this camp; the Boys Only session starts at NHMU at 8:30am and ends at Camp K at 4:30pm. The Girls Only session starts at Camp K at 8:30am and ends at NHMU at 4:30pm. Transportation between sites for each session is provided.
Week 4 | June 25 – 29 | 8:30am – 4:30pm | $310 | Boys Only | Starts at NHMU, ends at Camp K — This camp is no longer on sale
Week 4 | June 25 – 29 | 8:30am – 4:30pm | $310 | Girls Only | Starts at Camp K, ends at NHMU — This camp is no longer on sale
STEAM it UP!
Partner Camp with Clever Octopus
Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math! This camp takes place entirely at the Museum, with part of the day exploring the Museum, its exhibits and collections, while also participating in a wide variety of science, technology and engineering activities. The other part of the day will be spent outside with staff from Clever Octopus under shade tents. Art and Math projects like Rube Goldberg machines, designing papercut tessellations inspired by MC Escher, drawing the surroundings like Piet Mondrian, and creating a team water sculpture. We are offering two sessions of this camp; the Boys Only session starts with Museum staff and ends their day with Clever Octopus staff. The Girls Only session begins with Clever Octopus staff and ends with Museum staff. Drop off and pick up take place at NHMU.
Week 6 | July 16 – 20 | 8:30am – 4:30pm | $310 | Boys Only — This camp is no longer on sale
Week 6 | July 16 – 20 | 8:30am – 4:30pm | $310 | Girls Only — This camp is no longer on sale
Art with Power Tools
Partner Camp with Clever Octopus
Art + power tools = loads of fun! Campers will learn to use power tools safely and build 3D sculptures using power tools and materials destined for the landfill. We will explore a variety of wood-and-rope puzzle toys…. and then learn to build our own. Using our new power tool skills and safety knowledge, we will create a big piece to display in a public place! Come prepared to be outside each day under shade tents—We promise, we'll keep cool with plenty of water and squirt guns. We are offering two sessions of this camp; our Girls Only session is the week of August 6 – 10, our Boys Only session is the week of August 13 – 17. Drop off and pick up take place at NHMU. This is an outdoor camp that will take place around the Museum site.
Week 9 | August 6 – 10 | 8:30am – 4:30pm | Girls Only | $310 — This camp is no longer on sale
Week 10 | August 13 – 17 | 8:30am – 4:30pm | Boys Only | $310 — This camp is sold out