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 2020

Dates:

Select Dates December 21st – January 4th (12/21-12/23, 12/28-12/30, 1/4)

Camp Times:

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Drop off 8:30 a.m. – 9 a.m., pick up from 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.)

Cost of Camp:

$160 for MOSH Members / $200 for Non-Members (1/4/21 camp is $48 for MOSH Members / $60 for Non-Members

*Call (904) 396-6674 ext. 213 with registration assistance

Participant Ages:

Currently enrolled in K-5th Grade

Register your child for the grade level they are currently enrolled in.

 

Extended Care will not be available for Winter Camp 2020

 

New Camp Policies For Health & Safety
Please read our Winter Camp Letter to Families to learn about how Summer Discovery Camps are different this year and the steps we are taking to make camp as safe as possible.

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, and use illusion and science to levitate and make things disappear!

Things are starting to get a little strange around MOSH, some would even say out of this world! Join MOSH on a journey to a galaxy far, far away as we discover the secrets and the science of the Force! Choose a side you must, young Padawan.

Why have we told some stories for thousands of years, and what stories of today will we tell in the future? Learn the science and history behind myths, monsters and legends such as the Loch Ness Monster, the Kraken and more!

General Information

  • All camp classes have a maximum of 10 students. Campers and camp staff for each class will not mix or interact with other classes.
  • Campers bring their own morning snack and lunch; there is no afternoon snack
  • Campers can be dropped off as early as 8:30 a.m. for morning care at no charge
  • Extended care is not available for Winter Camps.
  • 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 ahead of time. Once a camp is full no further tickets will be available for purchase. Please contact the MOSH Camp Director at 904.396.6674 x 213 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, but no refunds will be given. If no rescheduled date is available, credit will be issued and can be applied to future MOSH camps or other events. No credit will be given for no shows/no calls.

Extended Day Policy: Extended Day is not available for Winter Camp. Camper pick-up later than 4 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.

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. Space week includes off-site field trips (see below).

K-8th 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.

For Kindergarten camps there is one teacher for every 15 campers along with three Teen Interns assisting in the classroom. For all other camps, there will be one teacher for every 20 campers with two Teen Interns assisting in the classroom.

The teacher and teen intern to camper ratio during the field trip is one to five.

All camp classes have a maximum of 8 students, to comply with “Safer at Home” orders concerning childcare facilities. Campers and camp staff for each class will not mix or interact with other classes, per “Safer at Home” orders.

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.

MOSH has planned for campers in grades K – 8th participating in Space Week to visit the Kennedy Space Center.

MOSH uses air-conditioned school buses for its field trips.

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.