Spring/Summer 2022 Discovery Camps

What are MOSH Discovery Camps? 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.

Spring 2022 One-Day, Fun-Day Camps
Dates & Registration

MOSH is offering One-Day, Fun-Day Camp on days that students are out of school! Join MOSH on an exciting day of fun experiments and wild crafts! We will be exploring some of our favorite topics, including weather, space, temperature, and electricity! Click on the dates to reveal the Camp themes.

Camp Times: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Cost per Camp day: $68.40 for MOSH Members | $76 for Non-Members

Extended Day: $16.50 per day

Participant AgesCurrently enrolled in K – 5th Grades

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

Camp theme: Summer Blast Off!

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Camp theme: Full STEAM Ahead

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Questions? Contact our Community Education Coordinator:

904.396.7794 x 213

kconnell@themosh.org

Summer Discovery Camp 2022
Dates & Registration

Camp Dates: June 6 – August 5, 2022

Camp Times: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. (Drop off 8:30 – 9:00 a.m. and pick up from 3:00 – 3:30 p.m.)

Camp Cost: $265 for MOSH Members | $295 for Non-Members

 *Please note on certain weeks the camp cost is increased/decreased due to holidays and field trips.

Extended Day: $16.50 per child, per day (7:30 – 8:30 a.m. & 3:30 – 5 p.m.)

Participant Ages: Currently enrolled in K – 8th Grades (Camper minimum age of 5 years old.

*Please register your child for the grade level they have completed as of June 2022.

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!
  • Field Trips (for certain weeks/camp themes)

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

K – 5th Grade Field Trip Weeks:

June 13 – 17: In-house field trip with Dr. Ashley Oliphant
June 27 – July 1: In-house field trip with St. Johns Riverkeeper
August 1 – 5: Kennedy Space Center

Kindergarten, 1st – 2nd Grade, & 3rd – 5th Grade Camp Weeks/Themes

Camp theme: MOSH Mad Scientists

Our JEA Science Theater is your laboratory! Conduct chemical reactions and perform exploding experiments! Mix concoctions and find out why and how they work! Unleash your inner mad scientist as we create all sorts of things together and combine all branches of science!

Cost for All Campers: $265 for Members | $295 for Non-Members

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Camp theme: Can You Dig It?

Have you ever wondered what the difference between Archeology and Paleontology is? Join MOSH in discovering the things that 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. Our 11st – 5th  Grade Campers will have an in-house field trip with Dr. Ashley Oliphant to explore fossils and have a chance to dig for their own!

Cost for all Campers: $265 for Members | $295 for Non-Members

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Camp theme: MOSH Inventors

Technology has come a long way! Future engineers will discover all of the ways that engineering has changed our world and test their skills as they create circuits, learn the basics of robot programming, discover bionics, and more!

Cost for All Campers: $265 for Members | $295 for Non-Members

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Camp theme: Ocean Conservation

Dive right into Summer Camp at MOSH! Learn about the animals that live in the waters around Florida. We’ll make sea creature crafts, experiment with water, and even learn how we study the animals of the ocean. On Wednesday, June 29, K – 5th Grade Campers will join the St. Johns Riverkeeper in exploring the ecology of the local river with fun hands-on activities.

Cost for All Campers: $265 for Members | $295 for Non-Members

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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 creations of their own. *No camp on Monday, July 4th

Cost for All Campers: $200 for Members | $225 for Non-Members

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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 for All Campers: $265 for Members | $295 for Non-Members

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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 for All Campers: $265 for Members | $295 for Non-Members

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Camp theme: Blast from the Past

Travel back in time with MOSH to explore ancient civilizations, the history of science 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 for All Campers: $265 for Members | $295 for Non-Members

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Camp theme: Space: The Final Frontier
Field Trip: Kennedy Space Center

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 find out what it would take to live on another planet! On the last day of camp, Campers will be traveling to Kennedy Space Center to get an up-close exploration of all things space!

Cost for All Campers: $310.50 for Members | $345 for Non-Members

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6th – 8th Grade Field Trip Weeks:

June 27 – July 1: Florida Water Warriors
August 1 – 5: Kennedy Space Center

6th – 8th Grade Camp Weeks/Themes

Camp theme: MOSH Mad Scientists

Our JEA Science Theater is your laboratory! Conduct chemical reactions and perform exploding experiments! Mix concoctions and find out why and how they work! Unleash your inner mad scientist as we create all sorts of things together and combine all branches of science!

Cost for Campers: $265 for Members | $295 for Non-Members

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Camp theme: Physics Phrenzy

Physics is everywhere! Theme park attractions, cars on the road, and even a person walking down the street are all powered by physics! Put the Laws of Motion to the test, try to defy gravity, and more with our MOSH Educators!

Cost for Campers: $265 for Members | $295 for Non-Members

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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 for Campers: $265 for Members | $295 for Non-Members

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Camp theme: Ocean Conservation

How do we test water quality? What’s the best way to study animals underwater? How can we protect marine life? Campers will answer these questions and more through a week of experiments and investigations. Campers will join the Florida Water Warriors on an educational cruise on the Intracoastal Waterway, introducing young marine scientists to the wildlife and ecosystems of St. Augustine.

Cost for Campers: $265 for Members | $295 for Non-Members

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Camp theme: Can you Dig it?

Have you ever wondered what the difference between Archeology and Paleontology is? Join MOSH in discovering the things that 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.
*No camp on Monday, July 4th

Cost for All Campers: $265 for Members | $295 for Non-Members

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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 for All Campers: $265 for Members | $295 for Non-Members

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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 for All Campers: $265 for Members | $295 for Non-Members

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Camp theme: Robots, Rockets, and Roller Coasters

Robots, Rockets, and Roller Coasters, OH MY! Calling all future Engineers to join MOSH in discovering all the ways engineering has changed our world. Campers will put their skills to the test to build roller coasters, program robots to complete a maze, and build their own rockets to launch.

Cost for All Campers: $265 for Members | $295 for Non-Members

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Camp theme: Space: The Final Frontier

Get ready to explore beyond the Galaxy’s edge! Explore the Universe by launching rockets, navigating the constellations, coding robots, and more! Campers will travel to Kennedy Space Center this week. On the last day of camp, Campers will be traveling to Kennedy Space Center to get an up-close exploration of all things space!

Cost for All Campers: $310.50 for Members | $345 for Non-Members

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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 a.m. for morning care and picked up no later than 3:30 p.m. at no additional charge.
  • Extended care is available for $15 per day. Campers registered for Extended Care may be dropped off as early as 7:30 a.m. and picked up as late as 5 p.m.
  • 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 Coordinator 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 12 students, with up to 3 Teen Interns assisting the classroom. For all other camps, there will be one teacher for every 15 students, with up to 2 Teen Interns assisting in the classroom.

Kindergarten Camp classes have a maximum of 12 students. All other Camp classes have maximum of 15 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.

Although there are no current plans for field trips during Winter Camp 2021, MOSH’s Education Department will notify guardians of any planned trips that become available 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.