Summer Camp

Enjoy a Summer Full of Science Fun!

Sessions still available!

Camp Explorations takes place at the University of Michigan Museum of Natural History. All Camp Explorations programs include daily experiments, hands-on activities, related games, journaling, and plenty of play! Every session is a new experience. If your child is enrolled in an all-day session, lunch is between 12:00-1:00 PM and is supervised.

Questions? Visit our camp FAQ's page or call (734) 647-6421.

Price: Each session is $175, except session 3 which is $140.

Aftercare: Aftercare is available following all Camp Explorations sessions. Quiet games and activities are provided, and free play is encouraged. Relax after a long day of fun. $50 per week - All ages - 4:00-6:00 PM.

Check out what Camp Explorations campers are doing this summer!

Already registered your child for camp? Check out our Parent Information.

Morning Sessions8:00 AM-12:00 PM Ages 6-12 (45 camper limit)

Week 1

Archaeology Quest - Explore lost civilizations! Dig up the pasts of ancient Egyptians, Romans, Greeks and more.

June 15-19

Week 2

Fun with Physics - Explore the science of motion, sound and light.

June 22-26

Week 3

Digging up the Past - Unearth different eras from the past from dinosaurs to lost civilizations, from fossils to pottery  and more!

June 29-July 2

No camp on July 3

Week 4

Emerging Engineers - Begin your discovery of the field of engineering by designing and racing cars, constructing towers and bridges and building space exploration vehicles.

July 6-10

Week 5

Environmental Explorers - Explore the environment in your local terrain as you learn about different ecosystems and natural resources in our area.  Create your own naturalist guide for the areas you will visit, including the Arb!

July 13-17

Week 6

I Dig Archaeology - Learn the techniques and tools used by real archaeologists.  Analyze artifacts, explore shipwrecks, and dig up clues from the past.

July 20-24

Week 7

CSI: Ann Arbor - Solve it with science! Run your own crime lab and use different kinds of science to crack the case!

July 27-31

Week 8

Chemistry in Action - Learn all about matter with kid friendly physical and chemical reactions.  Make slime, explore the chemistry of candy and launch a chemistry rocket!

August 3-7

Week 9

Junior Naturalists - Discover the great outdoors and all the nature in our own backyards! We’ll explore local nature areas and learn about some of the plants and animals you see everyday, and some you don’t.

August 10-14

 

Afternoon Sessions1:00-4:00 PM Ages 6-12 (45 camper limit)

Week 1

Astronomy Adventures - It’s an outta this world adventure! Explore the stars, planets, galaxies and the rest of our incredible universe. Visit the night sky in our planetarium and make your own star finder.

June 15-19

Week 2

Amazing Animals - Animals are amazing! Learn all about our furry, feathery, and scaly friends and the world we share with them and meet some live animal visitors, too!

June 22-26

Week 3

Science Sampler - Try a little bit of all the science topics! Science sampler topics include chemistry, physics and engineering. Activities are not repeated from other sessions, so campers enrolled in other weeks will have a great time, too!

June 29-July 2

No camp on July 3

Week 4

Dinosaur Detectives - Solve prehistoric mysteries with paleontology!  Use your detective skills to learn about different kinds of dinosaurs, fossils and trackways.  Learn what happened to the dinosaurs, how we know and why we can still see ones today.

July 6-10

Week 5

Space Explorers - Blast off into space as you design and build a rocket, complete astronaut training and explore space.

July 13-17

Week 6

Wild Adaptations - Animals can perform some wild feats!  Learn what helps them fight off predators, soar through the skies, and dive to the depths of the ocean—and even talk to some deep sea scientists from the Creep into the Deep program.

(The Creep into the Deep program is offered by WhaleTimes where the campers will join marine biologists virtually as they explore the deep sea in the Gulf of Mexico. The Research is funded by NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, award #NA14OAR0110264)

July 20-24

Week 7

Natural Science Extravaganza - Experience a new natural science topic each day. Learn about dinosaurs, space and the brain all in one week! Activities are not repeated from other sessions, so campers enrolled in other weeks will have a great time, too!

July 27-31

Week 8

Paleontology Rocks - Can you dig it? Travel back in time to discover the ancient world of the dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures. How were their fossils formed and what do they tell us?

August 3-7

Week 9

Best of Camp Explorations - This week is all of the best activities from Camp Explorations. We bring back all of the favorites from previous weeks and years. Campers will launch rockets, build roller coasters, visit the Planetarium and explore the Arb.

August 10-14

 

 

Register your child for 2015 Camp Explorations! 

Fill out a registration form and mail, fax, e-mail, or deliver completed forms to:

Mail: University of Michigan Museum of Natural History
1109 Geddes Ave., Room 1011
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1079 

Fax: (734) 647-2767

Email: camp.explorations@umich.edu

Electronic Signature is available or please print documents to sign.