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Summer Camp

2022 Summer Camp Registration for 4th & 5th Grade

Fourth and Fifth Grade Summer Camp Sessions

NHMU fourth and fifth grade camp sessions are for students who will enter either of these grades 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 mid-day 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. 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. Drop off and pick up 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.
 
 

Great Salt Lake Discoveries

Partner Camp with FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake

The Great Salt Lake is ours to discover! With staff from FRIENDS of GSL, you’ll investigate the cool and unique ecosystem at the Great Salt Lake, from brine shrimp to water bugs and everything in-between. We’ll visit places like Antelope Island and Farmington Bay, conduct salty experiments, chew pickle weed, and watch birds through binoculars. We are investigators, adventurous, and love being outside.

Drop off and pick up take place at NHMU. Transportation to field trip locations is provided. No camp on Friday.

Week 1 | June 6 – 9 (M-Th) | 8:30am – 4:30pm | $310 — This session is FULL


Nature of Science & Color

Partner Camp with Clever Octopus
 
Monday and Tuesday will have campers at the Museum, Museum staff exploring color through the lens of biology, chemistry, and physics. From learning about sight and understanding camouflage and cryptic coloration to surface color and effect on temperature, to the reason why Mars has a red hued atmosphere—just a few of the questions we’ll investigate. Plus, get a tour of our Nature of Color exhibit! Wednesday and Thursday will be spent at Clever Octopus, Utah's only creative reuse center, investigating mixed media and color. Participants will be creating optical 3D art inspired by artists like the grandfather of the Op Art movement, Victor Vasarely, as well as London-based street installation artist Slinkachu.
 
Drop off and pick up on Monday and Tuesday take place at NHMU and on Wednesday and Thursday at Clever Octopus. No camp on Friday. 
 
Week 2 | June 13 – 16 (M-Th) | 8:30am – 4:30pm |  $310 — This session is FULL

Science Adventures

Partner Camp with Camp Kostopulos
 
Let’s explore! Monday and Tuesday will be at the Museum, investigating forensic science—from analyzing handwriting and finger-, lip- and footprints to extracting DNA, examining microbes, and identifying unknown chemicals. Wednesday and Thursday will be spent at Camp K, participating in exciting science experiments along with outdoor experiences like rock climbing, fishing, swimming, and spending time with the horses.
 
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.
 
Week 3 | June 20 – 23 (M-Th) | 8:300am – 4:30pm | $310 — This session is FULL

Week 6 | July 18 – 21 (M-Th) | 8:300am – 4:30pm | $310 — This session is FULL


Explorers Camp

Partner Camp with Red Butte Garden

Join us for a week of nature explorations! On Monday and Tuesday, campers will be at the Museum investigating the animals and insects that call Utah home through excursions in the foothills. We’ll also spend time learning to use the iNaturalist app, becoming Citizen Scientists! While at Red Butte Garden on Wednesdays and Tuesday, campers will be exploring food chains and trophic levels as they create exploding photosynthesis art, plant their own pots, identify scat, 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) | 8:30am – 4:30pm  | $310 — This session is FULL


Scales to Feathers

Partner Camp with Tracy Aviary
 
Dinosaurs are still among us! On Monday and Tuesday, campers will delve into the science of paleontology—from the field to the lab—while at NHMU. They’ll discover how fossils are formed, where we find them, and meet some of the people who prepare and study fossils at the Museum. On Wednesday and Thursday, while at Tracy Aviary, campers will explore the dinosaurs that live among us today – birds! They’ll find out what makes a bird a bird and discover the adaptations that allow them to live in diverse environments across the globe.
 
Drop off and pick up take place at NHMU on Monday and Tuesday and at Tracy Aviary on Wednesday and Thursday. No camp on Friday.
 
Week 5 | July 11 - 14 (M-Th) | 8:30am – 4:30pm | $310 — This session is FULL

Engineering Challenge with LEGO

Partner Camp with Play-Well TEKnologies
 
Power up your engineering skills! Monday and Tuesday will be spent with Museum staff exploring robotics and machines. Campers will participate in building projects like Draw Bots and Mechanical Claws as well as become familiar with VEX IQ robotic components. Wednesday and Thursday will find campers with Play-Well staff inventing, designing, and building with over 100,000 pieces of LEGO® as they apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering and architecture through engineer-design projects like tow trucks, bowlers, and the ever-popular Battletanks!
 
Drop off and pick up take place at NHMU. No camp on Friday.
 
Week 5 | July 11 - 14 (M-Th) | 8:30am – 4:30pm | $310 — This session is FULL

Week 8 | August 8 - 11 (M-Th) |  8:30am – 4:30pm | $310 — This session is FULL


Dynamic Universe

Partner Camp with the Clark Planetarium

Journey through the galaxy and explore the mysteries of Earth and space. While at NHMU on Monday and Tuesday, campers will investigate the powerful processes that sculpt our Earth from weathering to the water cycle. We’ll also explore rocks and minerals, and create volcanoes and earthquakes. On Wednesday and Thursday, while at the Clark Planetarium, campers will learn about the planets and constellations while enjoying other spaced-out projects and activities including an IMAX, Dome, and Science on a Sphere show.

Drop off and pick up take place at NHMU on Monday and Tuesday and at Clark Planetarium on Wednesday and Thursday. No camp on Friday.

Week 7 | August 1 - 4 (M-Th) | 8:30am – 4:30pm | $310 — This session is FULL


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