Discovery Camp

Summer 2023

Learning doesn’t end with the school year! Explore the Museum all summer long with hands-on STEAM activities in each weeklong camp designed to engage curious mind and cultivate their interests in a fun and safe environment. Register below to create lasting memories at MOSH.

Camp Dates: June 12 – August 4, 2023

Camp Times
9:15 AM – 3 PM
Drop Off: 8:45  – 9:15 AM
Pick Up: 3 – 3:30 PM

Standard Camp Cost
$270 for MOSH Members
$300 for Non-Members
*Please note certain weeks of camp the cost is reduced due to holidays.

What does the Camp cost include?

  • A Camp T-Shirt (one per Camper)
  • Take-Home STEAM Activity Kit at the end of the camp week
  • A MOSH science program every camp day (Planetarium shows, science shows, and/or animal encounters)
  • A wide variety of themed STEAM-based activities and programs – every day is a different experience!

You may purchase an additional MOSH Camp T-shirt for $15 at check-out. This will include a special gift with the purchase.

Camp Participation Ages: K 11th Grade
* Campers must be 5 years old by June 1, 2023.

Extended Care Services
Mornings: 8 – 8:45 AM
Afternoons: 3:30 – 5 PM
Cost: $17 per Camper per day. Please add how many days you need to your cart during checkout.

High School Summer Discovery Camp

For students in 9 – 11th Grade, we invite you to participate in our NEW Camp program. This program allows 9 – 11th Grade students to join the fun of Summer Camp in the morning and volunteer at MOSH in the afternoon. Students can earn up to 30 hours of volunteer time during the two-week Camp.

This is a two-week commitment due to the volunteer opportunity. All students will need to get level I background checks. The background fee is included in the price of the Camp.

*MOSH Membership does not apply to this program

K – 8th Grade Summer Discovery Camp Dates, Themes, & Registration

K – 8th Grade

Camp Theme: Can You Dig It?
Have you ever wondered what the difference between Archeology and Paleontology is? Join MOSH in discovering what we can find buried beneath our feet. Learn how to map excavation sites, make a fossil cast, and determine what makes a fossil stand the test of time.

Cost per Camper: $270 MOSH-Members | $300 Non-Members

Register

*Please note there is no Camp on June 19 in celebration of Juneteenth.

K – 5th Grade

Camp Theme: Blast From the Past
Travel back in time with MOSH to explore ancient civilizations and the history of science. We will explore discoveries like telescopes and electricity and examine if time travel will ever exist! By looking to the past, we’ll understand what may be in store for our future!

Cost per Camper: $216 MOSH-Members | $240 Non-Members

6 – 8th Grade

Camp Theme: If I Ran the MOSH
Have you ever wondered what MOSH is like behind the scenes? Do you want to learn what it takes to run a museum? Campers will learn to host an Extreme Science Show, find out how the Planetarium works, investigate how exhibits are built, and more as we discover everything there is to know about MOSH!

Cost per Camper: $216 MOSH-Members | $240 Non-Members

Register

K – 8th Grade

Camp Theme: Our Wild Planet
Learn about the science of the world around us, from the soil beneath our feet to the air we breathe and the water we drink! Conduct experiments that reveal the secrets of the environment and discover how nature shapes our lives.

Cost per Camper: $270 MOSH-Members | $300 Non-Members

Register

*Please note there is no Camp on July 3-4 in observance of the holiday.

K – 8th Grade

Camp Theme: The Science of Art
From Jackson Pollack to Theo Jansen, artists have used science to bring their creations to life for centuries! MOSH Campers will learn how famous artists use different kinds of science in their art while using science to make their own creations.

Cost per Camper: $162 MOSH-Members | $180 Non-Members

Register

K – 5th Grade

Camp Theme: MOSH Inventors
Technology has come a long way! Future engineers will discover how engineering has changed our world and test their skills as they create circuits, learn the basics of robot programming, discover bionics, and more!

Cost per Camper: $270 MOSH-Members | $300 Non-Members

6 – 8th Grade

Camp Theme: Claymation & Storytelling
Calling all future animators and movie directors! Join MOSH in exploring the history of animation, the importance of good storytelling, and what it takes to be a stop-motion animator. Using a variety of materials, Campers will have a chance to design, build, and film their very own stop-motion films.

Cost per Camper: $270 MOSH-Members | $300 Non-Members

Register

K – 8th Grade

Camp Theme: MOSH’s School of Magic
Fans of Harry Potter enroll in the most magical school in the land. Mix up an assortment of odd potions, study owls and other curious creatures, use illusion and science to levitate and make things disappear, and explore the history of dragons and other mythical beasts.

Cost per Camper: $270 MOSH-Members | $300 Non-Members

Register

K – 8th Grade

Camp Theme: Forensic Science
Do you like reading mysteries or watching crime shows on TV? Join MOSH in exploring the science behind crime scene investigations. Campers will get hands-on experience with various forensic science techniques such as extracting DNA, lifting prints, making footprint castings, and so much more!

Cost per Camper: $270 MOSH-Members | $300 Non-Members

Register

K – 8th Grade

Camp Theme: Space: The Final Frontier
3…2…1…Liftoff! Buckle up for this planetary adventure! Tour the solar system from the Sun to Pluto, discover how NASA travels around outer space, and discover what it would take to live on another planet! On the last day of camp, Campers will travel to Kennedy Space Center for an up-close exploration of all things space!

Cost per Camper: $315 MOSH-Members | $350 Non-Members (Cost of Camp includes the Kennedy Space Center field trip on August)

Register

9 – 11th Grade Summer Discovery Camp Dates, Themes, & Registration

*Please note there is no Camp on June 19 in observance of the holiday.

9 – 11th Grade

Week 1

Camp Theme: Can You Dig It?
Have you ever wondered what the difference between Archeology and Paleontology is? Join MOSH in discovering what we can find buried beneath our feet. Learn how to map excavation sites, make a fossil cast, and determine what makes a fossil stand the test of time.

Week 2

Camp Theme: If I Ran the MOSH
Have you ever wondered what MOSH is like behind the scenes? Do you want to learn what it takes to run a museum? Campers will learn to host an Extreme Science Show, find out how the Planetarium works, investigate how exhibits are built, and more as we discover everything there is to know about MOSH!

Cost per Camper: $280 (price inclusive of both weeks)

Register

Please note there is no Camp on July 3 – 4

9 – 11th Grade

Week 3

Camp Theme: Our Wild Planet
Learn about the science of the world around us, from the soil beneath our feet to the air we breathe and the water we drink! Conduct experiments that reveal the secrets of the environment and discover how nature shapes our lives.

Week 4

Camp Theme: Science of Art
From Jackson Pollack to Theo Jansen, artists have used science to bring their creations to life for centuries! MOSH campers will learn how famous artists use different kinds of science in their art while using science to make their own creations.

Cost per Camper: $250 (cost is inclusive of both weeks)

Register

9 – 11th Grade

Week 5

Camp Theme: Claymation & Storytelling
Calling all future animators and movie directors! Join MOSH in exploring the history of animation, the importance of good storytelling, and what it takes to be a stop-motion animator. Using a variety of materials, Campers will have a chance to design, build, and film their very own stop-motion films.

Week 6

Camp Theme: MOSH’s School of Magic
Fans of Harry Potter enroll in the most magical school in the land. Mix up an assortment of odd potions, study owls and other curious creatures, use illusion and science to levitate and make things disappear, and explore the history of dragons and other mythical beasts.

Cost per Camper: $310 (cost is inclusive of both weeks)

Register

9 – 11th Grade

Week 7

Camp Theme: Forensic Science
Do you like reading mysteries or watching crime shows on TV? Join MOSH in exploring the science behind crime scene investigations. Campers will get hands-on experience with various forensic science techniques such as extracting DNA, lifting prints, making footprint castings, and so much more!

Week 8

Camp Theme: Space: The Final Frontier
3…2…1…Liftoff! Buckle up for this planetary adventure! Tour the solar system from the Sun to Pluto, discover how NASA travels around outer space, and discover what it would take to live on another planet! On the last day of Camp, Campers will travel to Kennedy Space Center for an up-close exploration of all things space!

Cost per Camper: $360 (cost is inclusive of both weeks)

Register

Questions? Contact our Education Manager:

904.396.6674 x 213

kconnell@themosh.org

General Information

  • Campers bring their own morning snack and lunch, and extended care snack; MOSH does not provide food.
  • Campers can be dropped off as early as 8:45 AM for morning care and picked up no later than 3:30 PM at no additional charge.
  • Extended care is available for $17 per day. Campers registered for Extended Care may be dropped off as early as 8 AM and picked up as late as 5 PM
  • Campers go outside for a half hour recess at least once per day.

In order to reserve a spot for your child in Camp, payment must be made in advance and in full. Once a Camp is sold out, no further tickets will be available for purchase. Please contact the MOSH Education Department at 904.396.6674 x 213 to place your name on the waiting list for a particular Camp. 

Refund Policy:All Camp sales are final. Cancellations made at least two weeks prior to the event are eligible to be rescheduled, but no refunds will be issued, and no credit will be given for no shows/no calls. Extended Day is non-refundable. 

Extended Day Policy:Extended Day is available for Camp. Camper pick-up later than 5 p.m. is subject to a $20 late pick-up fee per child. Late pick-up fees must be paid in order for campers to return to camp.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Community Education Manager at: 904-396-6674 ext. 213 or kconnell@themosh.org

Camp FAQs

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.

K – 5th grade campers will go outside for a 30minute supervised recess to release energy, or to perform certain science experiments but will remain indoors the majority of the day. 

For Kindergarten Camps, there will be one teacher for every 15 students, with up to 3 Teen Interns assisting the classroom. For all other Camps, there will be one teacher for every 20 students, with up to 2 Teen Interns helping in the classroom.

Kindergarten Camp classes have a maximum of 15 students. All other Camp classes have maximum of 20 students.

MOSH offers early morning and late afternoon child care to accommodate working parents. During extended day sessions, campers have free play during which they can play games, draw and color or watch a movie.

MOSH does not serve snacks. Parents are responsible for supplying a mid-morning snack.

Parents are welcome to pick up their children for lunch. 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.

Certain weeks/camp themes for Summer Camp 2023 include field trips. MOSH’s Education Department will notify guardians of planned trips and distribute permission slips.

Campers are not recommended to bring personal electronic devices to camp. However, campers enrolled in extended day may bring personal items, including electronics, as long as it does not cause problems. 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. Please be aware that MOSH will not be held responsible for lost, broken or stolen personal items. The child is solely responsible for all personal items, including money that is brought to camp.