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NHMU Summer Camps

Summer Camp 2022 Update: We are working on putting together another amazing summer of thrilling camp experiences for your child in 2022. Some details are listed below with more to come mid-February. Registration will open to our Copper Club members on February 28th, to our Family level and above members on March 3rd, and to the public on March 7th--all at 10am. Be sure to reach out to our Membership department to ensure your information is up to date! Feel free to email me if you have questions: .

A girl peers into a microscope.
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. Our Summer Camp 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!

2022 Summer Camp Plans

Our 2022 Summer Camps will run every week between June 6 and August 8 (except for the week of July 4 and 25 due to holidays). Read more to learn what we continue to do to ensure the health and safety of all our participants and staff in 2022. 
NHMU recognizes the unique risks and challenges that any communicable disease, but especially COVID-19, presents to the community. While there are still many unknowns 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 in 2022. 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
  • Kindergarten sessions will be offered from 9am - Noon, M-Th
  • First grade sessions will run from 9am - 4pm, M-Th
  • Second - sixth grade sessions will run from 8:30am - 4:30pm, M-Th
  • All sessions will run Monday - Thursday only.
  • We will not offer camp programming the weeks of July 4 and July 25, due to holidays.
  • Partner Camps will be 2 full days at the Museum and 2 full days at the partner location.

COVID-19 Precautions will be updated as we get closer to registration, but as of this writing, we plan to keep our 2021 precautions:

  • Screening participants and staff for COVID-19 symptoms before entering the facility.
  • 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.
  • As much as possible in a hands-on summer camp program our activities have been updated for physical distancing.


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