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2023 Summer Camps Registration Now Open

2023 Summer Camp Registration for Kindergarten

Kindergarten Summer Camp Sessions

NHMU Kindergarten camps are designed for children who will enter Kindergarten in the fall of 2023 are are completely potty trained. All sessions are offered in a half-day, Monday - Thursday format. There is no camp on Fridays. NEW THIS YEAR--We'll have a morning session (9am-Noon) and an afternoon session (1pm-4pm). Both sessions are identical in content so full day registration will not be permitted. Your camper will need to bring a snack and a water bottle each day. To help us provide the best possible camp experience for your child, be sure to review the NHMU Summer Camp FAQ. Please note that not all school districts begin and end summer break at the same time—check your school schedule before registering.

Wait List: We do not offer a wait list due to the significant staff time it takes to coordinate. Instead, we will post any open slots as they become available. These will be on a first come, first serve basis.

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Let's Build with LEGO®

Join us for a week of LEGO® building bliss! Campers will utilize a range of LEGO® educational kits as they build bridges, pinwheels, spinning tops, launchers, and more. Campers will practice critical thinking while strengthening communication and problem-solving skills as they participate in these STEAM-related projects. Please note that students will take apart all LEGO® creations at the end of each session and will not keep any of the LEGO® bricks. 

Week 1 | June 19 - 22 (M-Th) | 9:00am – Noon| $165 | Session is Full

Week 1 |  June 19 - 22 (M-Th) | 1:00pm - 4:00pm  | $165 Session is Full

Weather Watchers

Join us as we explore our ever-changing seasons, severe weather patterns, temperature, and more! Campers will create shadow and sun print art, tour the Museum’s galleries, explore weather watching tools, investigate weather’s effect on living things, and track daily atmospheric phenomena all while making new friends and strengthening their problem-solving skills.

Week 2 | June 26 - 29 (M-Th) | 9:00am – Noon | $165 | Check Availability and Register

Week 2 | June 26 - 29 (M-Th) | 1:00pm - 4:00pm | $165 | Check Availability and Register

Jr Detectives

In this camp session, students will utilize the scientific method to explore their world. From investigating life cycles and survival needs to exploring fossils, plants, and physics—we’ve got I all in this session. They’ll observe, collect, and interpret information while drawing conclusions and communicating with others as they learn about the world around them.

Week 3 | July 10 - 13 (M-Th) | 9:00am – Noon | $165 | Check Availability and Register

Week 3 | July 10 - 13 (M-Th) | 1:00pm - 4:00pm | $165 | Session is Full

SENSEsational Science

Our bodies do some amazing things! Each day campers will build upon their ‘monster bodies’ as they learn about each of the five senses—from mystery smells, ear anatomy, and taste tests to animal eyes and texture exploration. We’ll also find time to tour the Museum and create some great art. Come and SEE for yourself!

Week 4 | July 17 - 20 (M-Th)  | 9:00am – Noon | $165 | Check Availability and Register 

Week 4 | July 17 - 20 (M-Th) |  1:00pm - 4:00pm | $165 | Check Availability and Register

It’s Alive

This session will have students actively exploring living and extinct animals. From classifying and comparing to investigating life-cycles and survival needs—we’ve got it all in this session. Campers will explore Museum exhibits, create animal-related projects and artwork all while making new friends and acquiring life-skills in science.

Week 5 | July 31 – August 3 | AM Session, 9am – Noon | $165 | Session is Full
Week 5 | July 31 – August 3 | PM Session, 1:00 – 4:00pm | $165 | Check Availability and Register

R is for ROCKS!

Get ready to dig into geology in this rockin’ camp! Come explore the rocks, minerals and processes that make up the Earth. You’ll learn what rocks are made of while investigating rock types and the rock cycle. Plus, start a rock collection of your very own!

Week 6 | August 7 – 10 | AM Session, 9am – Noon | $165 | Session is Full
Week 6 | August 7 – 10 | PM Session, 1:00 – 4:00pm | $165 |  Session is Full

In Our Backyards

Imaginative play, authentic specimens, and time spent outdoors will provide open-ended opportunities for active engagement in a safe environment. Junior scientists will be captivated by the variety of life found in their very own yards as they examine worms and snails, explore life under rocks and leaves, and examine the inside of a seeds

Week 7 | August 14 – 17 | AM Session, 9am – Noon | $165 | Session is Full

Week 7 | August 14 – 17 | PM Session, 1:00 – 4:00pm | $165 | Check Availability and Register

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