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NHMU Summer Camps

Summer Camp Public Registration

Please note that our summer camps have sold out.

April 26 update (information subject to change): 

  • Our scholarship spots for 2nd-3rd grade are now full. 
  • K & 1st has one more open scholarship spot
  • 4th & 5th has three more spots

Learn more about our camp scholarships.

Space was very limited this year due to challenges posed by the COVID pandemic.  

Summer Camp with NHMU

image of girl with mask putting on hand sanitizer
image of girl with mask putting on hand sanitizer
At NHMU, we are committed to cultivating lifelong skills in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) investigations that promote independence, nurture teamwork, and inspire resiliency and innovation while providing time to explore the natural world. This summer, we're offering two experiences; at home and at the Museum! NHMU summer camp experiences at the Museum and at home deliver fantastic science- and nature-based experiences to your kids. Our Summer@NHMU programs take full advantage of the Museum's exhibits and collections as well as the incredible natural environments around our site. Your child will:

  • explore the natural world from new perspectives,
  • put the scientific method into action,
  • engage in authentic experiences with Museum staff and collections,
  • make new friends and have fun!

Registration for Summer Camp

Registration opened to the public at 10 a.m. MST on the following dates:
If you are not yet a Museum Member, consider joining today to access early registration to our popular Summer Camps. And if you're interested in access to priority registration, you can learn more about joining the Museum's Copper Club by clicking here. In addition to Summer Camp registration benefits, both Copper Club and Museum Members enjoy many other great perks and free Museum admission!
An important note about signups and in-person camps: While NHMU intends to offer in-person camp programming this summer, with Member registration starting on March 15, we are committed to following the latest health and safety policies. As additional guidance becomes available, our plans could evolve. We encourage you to sign up for our mailing list and revisit our website frequently for the most up-to-date information about NHMU Summer Camp 2021. We appreciate your patience, understanding, and support.

2021 Summer Camp Offerings

Our 2021 Summer Camps will run every week between June 7 and August 9 (except for the week of July 5 and 19 due to holidays). Read more to learn what we are doing to ensure the health and safety of all our Summer Camp participants in 2021. 
NHMU recognizes the unique risks and challenges that any communicable disease, but especially COVID-19, presents to the community. While there are many unknowns still surrounding how Coronavirus cases will look in our nation or local area as vaccinations continue throughout our state, what we do know is that camp will continue to look a bit different this summer. Our goal, as always, is to create high-quality, curiosity-inspiring, science-based camp experiences while also keeping your kids and our staff safe. 

Changes to Our Overall Program

  • Limited class sizes (8 kids and 2 staff).
  • Summer@NHMU camp sessions will be offered in full day formats only; 9am-4pm for Kinder & 1st grades, and from 8:30am-4:30pm for all other sessions.
  • All sessions will run Monday - Thursday only.
  • We will not offer camp programming the weeks of July 5 and July 19.
  • Partner Camps will be 2 full days at the Museum and 2 full days at the partner location.

COVID-19 Precautions

  • Screening participants and staff for COVID-19 symptoms before entering the facility.
  • Requiring a face covering at all times by staff and campers.
  • Scheduled disinfection of high touched surfaces several times throughout the day and use of electrostatic foggers and sanitizers each evening in lab spaces.
  • Scheduled hand washing times throughout the day; hand sanitizer stations throughout the facility.
  • Camp activities will be re-designed in order to reinforce physical distancing.
  • Eliminating shared supplies when possible. When not possible, items will be sanitized between use. 

Questions? Contact Summer Camp Director, Shelli Campbell by email.