Summer Day Camps 2022
Check back to this Summer Camp page for updates as we have more information.
Scholarship Registrations open Wednesday, Jan. 26 @ 9 a.m. by phone
Summer Camps for Sale are sold out!
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!
Make Their Summer Incredible!
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.
June 13 – August 12, no camps the week of July 4 – 8.
9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. / $260 member, $290 nonmember
Camps Week of June 19th: June 21 – 24
Camps running June 21 – 24 are 4 day camps, with no camp on Monday, June 20 in observance of the Juneteenth holiday.
Full Day Camps, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. / $210 member, $235 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 are experiencing higher than normal wait times on our phone lines at this time, 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!
2022 DMNS Camp Safety
DMNS prioritizes the health and safety of your camper. We are monitoring and will follow all public health guidelines for camps. The following procedures were implemented for 2020 camps and may change based on the most current health guidance.
Capacity for each camp will be reduced for summer 2022. We are monitoring all public health guidelines for camps. Once camp groups are formed, the group will remain together for the entirety of the week. As much as possible, groups will be kept separate.
Face coverings will still be required for camp staff and campers throughout the day, except during snacks, meals, and some outdoor activities. Campers and staff are allowed to wear face covering outdoors if they choose. Campers must arrive to camp with face coverings on for check in.
Children and staff will maintain physical distance as recommended by CDPHE for children's day camps, as much as possible. Limited group size, rooms, and activities will be set-up to naturally support this distancing.
To help campers stay healthy we will have set times for washing hands, including when campers arrive at the Museum, before and after eating food, after using the toilet, and touching items or surface that may be frequently touched by other people.
Read more about what the Museum is doing to keep our guests safe here.
*Photo above taken prior to COVID-19 pandemic.
Summer Camp Registration Form Policy
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.