Summer Day Camps 2023
2023 Registration: Sold Out
Scholarship registration access: Now Open, starting Wednesday, Jan. 25. @ 10 a.m.
Scholarship Registration is open by phone, all others listed online.
Scholarship spots are set aside ahead of time from general camp registration spots.
Due to limited capacities this summer, each child can only be registered for each camp theme in their age group once, and we cannot guarantee the availability of specific weeks, themes, or age groups. See our At-A-Glance here!
Most membership levels include early access to summer camp registration. Summer camp spots are subject to sell-out and cannot be guaranteed for any membership level. Please be aware that membership purchases are final.
FULL-DAY SUMMER CAMPS FOR KIDS GOING INTO GRADES K - 6
Summer Day Camps get brains and bodies moving! Learn and play as we experiment, create, build, ask questions, and develop a knowledge of and passion for science. Our camps are led by experienced educators offering the best opportunity for fun and learning. For full day camps, children must be at least 5 years of age on or before their first day of camp.
Camps Weeks of June 5 – June 16, June 26 – Aug. 4
5-Day camps, with no camps the week of July 4.
Full Day Camps, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. / $305 member, $335 nonmember
Camps Week of June 19th: June 20 – 23
4-Day camps, with no camp on Monday, June 19 in observance of the Juneteenth holiday.
Full Day Camps, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. / $245 member, $270 nonmember
If you qualify for Free or Reduced Lunch, you may qualify for a scholarship that covers 50% or 100% of your camp fees. Call to learn more and to see if you qualify at 303.370.6000
Scholarship spots are set aside ahead of time from general camp registration spots. Scholarships are limited and availability is not guaranteed.
Qualify for a scholarship? Call Guest Services at 303.370.6000, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., starting Wednesday, January 26.
*Please be aware that we can experience higher than normal wait times on our phone lines in regards to DMNS camps, and we ask that you are patient as we work to provide a great experience for all guests.
Scholarship spots are funded by generous Museum donors. Thank you, donors!
Once you have purchased your camp(s), you will receive an email from CampDocs with an invitation to create a CampDoc account to then complete your CAMPER REGISTRATION FORMS. To complete your registration form, you will need information required of all State-Licensed child care programs. Each child you registered will need one form filled out, regardless of how many camps they will be attending. We encourage you to have your form completed at least one month before the camp start date to allow plenty of time for review and any necessary edits.
To ensure that your child has a great experience at camp and for their safety, any Camper Registration Forms not submitted for review or confirmed as “Approved” by the Denver Museum of Nature & Science two weeks prior to the upcoming registered camp date will have their camp registration for the purchased week forfeited without refund. The purchaser of the camp will be asked to provide the email of the individual responsible for the completion of any and all registration forms.
If your child(ren) attend public schools in the state of Colorado, there is a good chance that we already have access to their updated immunization forms in the correct format. We will not need immunizations from your camper(s). If your campers are coming from out of state, or do not attend public schools, we will need this information before they can start camp. You will be notified if we require you to submit your immunization records via your Camper Registration Form.
Additionally, DMNS Camp staff are routinely trained in administering emergency medication relating to asthma and/or allergies; including inhalers, oral and/or topical allergy medications, and epinephrine for anaphylaxis. It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to contact Camp Director staff to discuss all other medications that may accompany your child to camp. At least 3 weeks’ notice is required as some medications may call for additional trainings and/or medication administration delegation to meet a camper’s individual medical needs. Camp Director staff can be reached by phone at 303.370.6455.