Summer Day Camps 2021
Priority Registration for Scholarships: Closed. See details for scholarships below.
Priority Registration: Closed. See details for priority registration below.
No further registration dates at this time.
2021 Summer Camp Updates
[3/8/2020 Update] Due to COVID-19, we are unsure what 2021 camp group sizing will look like at this time.
This past summer (2020), we were unable to accommodate nearly 600 registered campers and promised their families priority registration for summer camp 2021. This promise, coupled with our current plan for reduced summer camp capacity, means we may not be able to open registration to more campers. While we hope we will be able to expand our camp capacity, there is no guarantee.
Check back to this Summer Camp page for updates as we have more information.
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.
June 7 – August 13, including the week of July 6 – 9.
9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. / $260 member, $290 nonmember
Camps Week of July 4th: July 6 – 9
Camps running July 6 – 9 are 4 day camps, with no camp on Monday, July 5 in observance of the Independence Day holiday.
Full Day Camps, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. / $210 member, $235 nonmember
Scholarships are available, details below.
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 2021. 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.
We are adhering to all public health guidelines around face coverings. At this time, campers and staff will be asked to wear face coverings throughout the day. Face coverings will be removed during snacks and lunches.
Children and staff will maintain physical distance (6 ft.) 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.
Priority Registration: Tuesday, April 6 at 9 a.m.
Priority Registration is now closed.
Priority registration for Summer Camps 2021 is early access to register for camps, it does not guarantee a spot. Due to limited capacity, registration for summer camps in 2021 will be limited to one week per child.
Priority registration applies only to the campers the Denver Museum of Nature & Science has identified from 2020 camps that were cancelled by the Museum, or to campers who were on the waitlist for a camp, had their registration forms completed and approved, and did not get placed in their camp for 2020.
To best serve our community and campers, after the priority registration period has ended, the Museum will review all camp registrations for 2021 to ensure that only children with priority registration status are placed into a camp, and no child is registered for more than one week of summer camp.
If any child without priority registration status is found to be registered that child will be removed and all orders for that child’s household are at risk of being cancelled.
If any child is found to be registered for more than one week, any and all orders for summer camp for that child and/or household are at risk of being cancelled.
We cannot guarantee the availability of specific weeks, themes, or age groups. Priority registration cannot be transferred to another individual or a later date.
Scholarships are Available!
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 registration is by phone only, call Guest Services at 303.370.6000, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
We will open registration for scholarships to those with priority registration on Monday, April 5, at 9 a.m. Priority registration for scholarships
Priority Registration for scholarships is now closed.
Scholarship spots are set aside ahead of time from general camp registration spots. Scholarships are limited and availability is not guaranteed.
*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!
Summer Camp Registration Form Policy
Check out our updated Summer Camp Policies and Procedures for 2021.
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.