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Montshire's Science and Nature Summer Camps

Montshire Summer Camps, 2020

Experiment!

For children entering grades 1-2

If you like to ask questions, explore, and figure out just how things work, then this is the camp for you! Each day we will examine a different physical science concept and build our understanding through experiments and projects. Each day includes a balanced mix of project time, outdoor explorations, games, and water play.

Fee: $300 members, $340 non-members

Time: 9 am - 3 pm

Currently this program is full. Please email registrations@montshire.org to find out about any possible openings.

Date Session Number
Full; Waitlist Only
July 13-17
Full; Waitlist Only
EM4
Full; Waitlist Only
August 3-7
Full; Waitlist Only
EM7
Full; Waitlist Only
August 10-14
Full; Waitlist Only
EM8

Nature Detectives

For children entering grades 1-2

Campers enjoy outdoor fun that weaves together hands-on exploration, stories, games, water play, and reflective time in their “Magic Spot.” We’ll look at insects up close, compare plants and seeds, and become better observers of the world around us. Campers will emerge with new friendships, amazing discoveries, and a deeper respect for nature and the outdoors. Each day will focus on the remarkable ecology of our local world. From our special camp site in the woods, we’ll explore, play, and learn all day long!

Fee: $300 members, $340 non-members

Time: 9 am - 3 pm

Currently this program is full. Please email registrations@montshire.org to find out about any possible openings.

Date Session Number
Full; Waitlist Only
July 20-24
Full; Waitlist Only
NM5
Registration Closed
July 27-31
NM6

Inventors’ Workshop

Inventors’ Workshop is perfect for those who like to create, design, experiment, and take on exciting engineering challenges while engaging in fun, hands-on projects. Campers will sketch ideas, troubleshoot designs and bring their imagination to life through their inventions. There’s also time during camp to play games, hike, and enjoy other outdoor adventures.

Fee: $315 members, $355 non-members

Time: 9 am - 3 pm

Date Grade range Session Number
Registration closed
July 13-17
Grades 4-6 IW4
Registration closed
July 20-24
Grades 3-5 IW5
July 27-31 Grades 3-4 IW6
Registration closed
August 3-7
Grades 3-5 IW7
Registration closed
August 10-14
Grades 3-4 IW8

Plus (click or tap to expand) + Montshire Summer Camp Staff

Montshire Summer Camps maintain a low camper-to-instructor ratio (ranging from 4:1 for our preschool program to 6:1 for our camps for older children) ensuring individual attention is given to each camper.

Our college-aged or older staff members are well-trained and knowledgeable, with a variety of interests and experiences, and a love of working with children. Each staff member undergoes extensive training with the Montshire’s full-time science educators, and is proficient in safety and first-aid procedures.

Plus (click or tap to expand) + Registration

Applications are processed in the order they are received. Programs fill quickly so register early! You will have the opportunity to become a member on the online registration form if you so wish.

Montshire Members

  • Enjoy pre-registration privileges for Montshire Summer Camp through February 16
  • Save $25 to $50 on summer camp registration fees
  • Unlimited visits to the Museum for 12 months

Save when you register your child for more than one session of summer camp.

  • Save $15 when you register for two weeks
  • Save $30 when you register for three weeks

Refund Policy

  • Cancellations made before June 19 will receive a full refund.
  • Cancellations made after June 19, and up to two weeks prior to the camp session’s start date, will receive a 50% refund.
  • No refunds will be given for cancellations made less than two weeks prior to the start of the session.

Plus (click or tap to expand) + Extended Care Option

Montshire is unable to offer the extended care option during the summer of 2020. All paid fees will be refunded.

With the Extended Care Option, your child may be dropped off at the Museum as early as 8:15am and picked up as late as 5:15pm. This is supervised but unstructured play. Available only for children entering grades 1–8 and enrolled in programs held at the Montshire site.

  • $75/week for programs that end at 3pm
  • $45/week for programs that end at 4pm

At the Crossroads site, extended care is included in the registration fee. Drop-off may occur as early as 8am and pick-up must be by 5pm.

No extended option for preschool programs or programs at the Hanover/Ray School site.

Plus (click or tap to expand) + Scholarships

Scholarships for Montshire Summer Camp are made possible by donors to the Montshire Auction’s “Fund a Need” program, and donors to the Montshire Fund.

Complete these forms and be a part of the Montshire Summer Camps!

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