MOSH combines education and entertainment in our annual spring, summer and winter camps. Each camp encourages student curiosity and exploration as we venture around the Museum. Our highly-trained MOSH Educators utilize the entire Museum to make each camp engaging for children of all ages.
Winter Discovery Camps
December 27 – 29, 2017
Things are starting to get a little strange around MOSH, some would even say out of this world! Join MOSH this winter as we journey to a galaxy far, far away to learn the secrets and the science of the Force! Choose a side you must, young Padawan.
January 3 – 5, 2018
Super Spies for K-2nd Grades
MOSH needs you! Join our secret agent force and uncover the secrets of the Museum. Campers will use technology to solve mysteries, complete top secret missions, and train hard to become world-class spies!
January 3 – 5, 2018
Ciphers, Code-makers and Code-breakers for 3rd – 5th Grades
Move over CIA, FBI and MI6- the real agents work at MOSH! Campers will learn the history of secret codes, work together to decipher clues and unravel secret histories. Our week will conclude with a dramatic challenge – an escape room at MOSH!
Summer 2018 Discovery Camps
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Participant Ages: K-5th Grade
Camp Times: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost of Camp: $120 for MOSH Members / $150 for Non-Members
*Unless otherwise noted
Extended Care: 7:30 to 9 a.m. and 3 to 5 p.m.
Cost of Extended Care: Extended Care is included in the price of camp. Please see below for our Extended Care Policy.
*Extended Care is non-refundable
All camps offer before and after care. Before care runs from 7:30 to 9 a.m., and after care from 3 to 5 p.m.
Participant Ages: Completed K-8th Grade (6th-8th grade camps offered on select weeks)
Register your child for the grade level they will have completed as of Summer 2018.
In order to reserve a spot for your child in camp, payment must be made ahead of time. Once a camp is full no further tickets will be available for purchase. Please contact the MOSH Education Coordinator at 904-396-6674 x 226 to place your name on the waiting list for a particular camp.
Refund Policy: Cancellations made at least two weeks prior to the event are eligible to be rescheduled or refunded; cancellations made with less than two weeks’ notice are eligible to be rescheduled, but no refunds will be given. No credit or refunds will be given for no shows/no calls.
Extended Day Policy: Camper pick-up later than 5 p.m. is subject to a $50 late pick-up fee per child. Late pick-up fees must be paid in order for campers to return to camp.
Campers will spend their time in the classroom, in the museum, and outside in some instances for their camp. They will fill their day learning about the topic at hand through hands-on demonstrations, experiments, and crafts. Children will have free time to explore the museum exhibits and will be able to attend at least one science show, animal show, or planetarium show. Space week includes off-site field trips (see below).
Kindergarten through fifth-grade campers will go outside for a 30-minute supervised recess to release energy or to perform certain science experiments, but will remain indoors the majority of the day.
MOSH camp instructors are hired summer-only instructors. MOSH hires certified teachers who have undergone fingerprint screening and background checks.
MOSH camp instructors are MOSH Educators who have experience working with and teaching camp at MOSH.
For Kindergarten through 1st grade camps, there is one teacher for every 15 campers along with three Teen Interns assisting in the classroom. For 2nd grade through middle school, there will be one teacher for every 20 campers with two Teen Interns assisting in the classroom. There are no Teen Interns for middle school camp.
The teacher and Teen Intern to camper ratio during the field trip is one to five.
In the Kindergarten through 1st grade camp, we will take up to 15 children in each class and for all other grades we take up to 20 children in each class.
MOSH offers early morning and late afternoon care to accommodate working parents. During extended day sessions, campers have free time during which they can play games, draw and color, or watch a “G” rated movie.
MOSH no longer serves snacks. Parents are responsible for supplying a mid-morning snack.
Yes, however we do ask that if parents want to eat with their child they go out to the park or off the premises to eat. We also ask that parents let MOSH staff know in the morning if they would like to have lunch with their child that day.
MOSH has planned for campers in grades K-5 participating in Space Week to visit the Kennedy Space Center. Please check camp descriptions for other planned field trips during the summer.
MOSH uses air-conditioned school buses for its field trips.
Children will not be permitted to utilize electronics during the duration of camp. Those that choose to bring electronics may utilize them in Before and After care only. MOSH is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged electronics. Campers may not play with personal items in the camp classrooms. If personal items become a distraction, they may be taken away and will be returned to the parent at the end of the day. The child is solely responsible for all personal items, including money that is brought to camp.
MOSH has trained staff to administer epinephrine, including Epi-pens and rescue inhalers in the event of an emergency. MOSH requires a completed Allergy Action Form (with doctor’s signature) for each child requiring an Epi-pen or Rescue Inhaler. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 904-396-6674 ext 213 for the Allergy Action form that must be completed prior to the first day of camp. MOSH cannot accept expired medication.