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2022 Summer Camp Registration for First Grade

First Grade Summer Camp Sessions

NHMU first grade camps are for children who will enter the first grade in the fall of 2022. All sessions are offered in a full-day, Monday-Thursday format. We'll have a morning and an afternoon snack break, along with a midday lunch break. Two substantial snacks and a non-refrigerated lunch and drink will need to be brought from home. We are doing everything we can do stop the spread of COVID. We ask that all participants wear a mask during camp since we are not sure who has been vaccinated, it is challenging to keep physically distanced, and we have campers from multiple households in our sessions. Camp drop-off and pick-up take place at NHMU, unless otherwise noted. To help us provide the best possible camp experience for your child, be sure to review the NHMU Summer Camp FAQ as well as our Important Information for Summer Camp 2022 document for information about camp logistics and COVID precautions. Please note that not all school districts begin and end summer break at the same time—check your school schedule before registering. Camp sessions take place at NHMU, unless otherwise noted.

Wait List: We will not be offering a wait list this summer. Instead, we will post any open slots on the Thursday prior to each camp week. These will be on a first come, first serve basis.

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Explore Your World, Session A

Partner Camp with Camp Kostopulos

Join us for an action-packed week at two amazing locations! On Monday and Tuesday while at Camp K, campers will explore the Utah foothills in Emigration Canyon, participate in games and exciting outdoor experiences like with hiking, fishing, swimming, and crafts that focus on our world and geography. On Wednesday and Thursday, campers will explore the Museum using scientific tools and methods while investigating things like states of matter, constellations, rockets, ink chromatography, magnets, and more.
 
Drop off and pick up take place at Camp K on Monday and Tuesday and at NHMU on Wednesday and Thursday. No camp on Friday.
 
Please note that due to the population that Camp K serves, they may require masks for all camp participants.
 
Week 1 | June 6 – 9 (M-Th) | 9:00am – 4:00pm | $285 | This session is FULL

Explore Your World, Session B

Partner Camp with Camp Kostopulos

Join us for an action-packed week at two amazing locations! On Monday and Tuesday while at NHMU, campers will explore the Museum using scientific tools and methods while investigating things like states of matter, constellations, rockets, ink chromatography, magnets, and more. On Wednesday and Thursday at Camp K, campers will explore the Utah foothills in Emigration Canyon, participate in games and exciting outdoor experiences like with hiking, fishing, swimming, and crafts that focus on our world and geography.
 
Drop off and pick up take place at NHMU on Monday and Tuesday and at Camp K on Wednesday and Thursday. No camp on Friday.
 
Pleae note that due to the population that Camp K serves, they may require masks for all camp participants.
 
Week 1 | June 6 – 9 (M-Th) | 9:00am – 4:00pm | $285  | This session is FULL 

Dinos ROCK / Artful Science

Each morning, campers will investigate dinosaurs and their Mesozoic world. They’ll explore the differences between meat and plant eating dinosaurs while learning about new dinosaur discoveries. We’ll also explore the rocks, minerals and processes that make up the Earth and get tours of the Paleontology Lab and Past Worlds Gallery. Each afternoon we’ll explore art and science concepts. Flower dissection and petal painting, color scavenger hunts, bubble and soil art are all on the docket. 
 
Drop off and pick up take place at NHMU. No camp on Friday.
 
Week 2 | June 13 – 16 (M-Th) | 9:00am – 4:00pm | $285 | This session is FULL

Week 7 | August 1 - 4 (M-Th) | 9:00am – 4:00pm | $285 | This session is FULL


LEGO® Engineering, Session A

Partner Camp with Play-Well TEKnologies

Join us for a week of engineering bliss! Monday and Tuesday will be spent with staff from Play-Well TEKnologies, building engineer-designed projects such as a space station, fire trucks and the Eiffel Tower using thousands of LEGO® parts! Wednesday and Thursday will find campers with Museum staff, exploring gears, wheels, and axles, as well as levers and pulleys. Please note that students will take apart all LEGO® creations at the end of the session and will not keep any of the LEGO® bricks. We encourage them to bring non-valuable cameras to take pictures. 
Drop off and pick up take place at NHMU. No camp on Friday.
 
Week 3 | June 20 – 23 (M-Th) | 9:00am – 4:00pm | $285 | This session is FULL

Week 6 | July 18 - 21 (M-Th) | 9:00am – 4:00pm | $285 | This session is FULL


LEGO® Engineering, Session B

Partner Camp with Play-Well TEKnologies

Join us for a week of engineering bliss! Monday and Tuesday will be spent with Museum staff, exploring gears, wheels and axles, as well as levers and pulleys. Wednesday and Thursday will have campers with staff from Play-Well TEKnologies, building engineer-designed projects such as a space station, fire trucks, and the Effiel Tower using thousands of LEGO® parts! Please note taht students will take apart all LEGO® creations at the end of the session and will not keep any of the LEGO® bricks. We encourage them to bring non-valuable cameras to take pictures.
 
Drop off and pick up take place at NHMU. No camp on Friday.
 
Week 3 | June 20 – 23 (M-Th) | 9:00am – 4:00pm | $285  | This session is FULL

Week 6 | July 18 - 21 (M-Th) | 9:00am – 4:00pm | $285  | This session is FULL


Jr Naturalist, Session A

Partner Camp with Red Butte Garden

Explore the natural world with Red Butte Garden and the Natural History Museum! Spend Monday and Tuesday exploring outside at Red Butte Garden. Campers will investigate the Garden from the perspective of ants, raccoons, trees, and more. Then, on Wednesday and Thursday join us at NHMU as we investigate the amazing world of insects, snails, earthworms, and spiders! We’ll study their amazing variety and importance while exploring their life cycles, habitats, and creating critter-inspired art.
 
Drop off and pick up take place at Red Butte Garden on Monday and Tuesday and at NHMU on Wednesday and Thursday. No camp on Friday.
 
Week 4 | June 27 – 30 (M-Th) | 9:00am – 4:00pm | $285 | This session is FULL

Jr Naturalist, Session B

Partner Camp with Red Butte Garden

Explore the natural world with the Natural History Museum and Red Butte Garden! Spend Monday and Tuesday at NHMU as we investigate the amazing world of insects, snails, earthworms, and spiders! We’ll study their amazing variety and importance while exploring their life cycles, habitats, and creating critter-inspired art. Then, on Wednesday and Thursday join us at Red Butte Garden. Campers will investigate the Garden from the perspective of ants, raccoons, trees, and more. 
 
Drop off and pick up take place at NHMU on Monday and Tuesday and at Red Butte Garden on Wednesday and Thursday. No camp on Friday.
 
Week 4 | June 27 – 30 (M-Th) | 9:00am – 4:00pm | $285 This session is FULL

Construction Zone / Space Cadet

Each morning will be spent using a variety of materials and tools as campers investigate size and design while discovering which shapes make the strongest structures. Gumdrop towers, paper bridges, and straw rockets, as well as roller coasters and marble mazes will fill our mornings. Afternoons will find campers putting our scientific skills to the test as we launch into outer space…and beyond! We’ll investigate the solar system, launch rockets, create models of the planets, explore stars and constellations, and enjoy other spaced-out projects and activities.

Drop off and pick up take place at NHMU. No camp on Friday.

Week 5 | July 11 - 14 (M-Th)  | 9:00am – 4:00pm | $285 | This session is FULL

Week 8 | August 8 – 11 (M-Th) | 9:00am – 4:00pm | $285 | This session is FULL 


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