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Summer Camp

The Montshire offers a variety of day camp programs for preschoolers to 6th graders, with exciting opportunities to explore, learn, and play.

Each week is thoughtfully designed to create a unique camp experience that includes hands-on exploration, experiments, careful observation, quiet and active times, games, water play, and more.

Summer camp at the Montshire

Montshire Summer Camps, 2021

What makes Montshire Summer Camp a seasonal favorite? The highly-trained staff, terrific programs, great facilities, and the low camper-to-staff ratio.

Experience the joy of science through our engaging lessons, unique spaces for learning, and an enthusiastic staff.

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 Member Benefits

  • Pre-registration privileges for Montshire Summer Camp through February 23
  • Save $25 to $40 on summer camp registration fees
  • Unlimited visits to the Museum for 12 months

Save When You Register for More than One Summer Camp Session

  • Save $15 when you register for two weeks

Refund Policy

  • Cancellations made before May 22: Receive a full refund, minus a $40 administrative fee
  • Cancellations made after May 22 and up to three weeks prior to the camp session’s start date: Receive a 50% refund
  • Cancellations made less then 3 weeks before a programs start date: Not eligible for a refund.
  • COVID-19 contingency: Cancellations made after May 22 due to changing federal, state and institutional COVID-19 regulations, travel restrictions and illness will be considered on a case by case basis and may be eligible for an additional refund amount.

    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 Annual Fund.

    Information on applying for a scholarship is included on the registration form or can be found here.

    Summer camp scholarships are made possible with sponsorship support from Bio X Cell.

    Plus (click or tap to expand) + Camp T-shirt

    Pre-order a camp t-shirt as a memento of your child’s week at the Montshire!

    T-shirts are available for $18 when you register and your child will receive them during their camp. A small number of shirts will also be available in the Museum Store for $23.99, though sizes may be limited.

    2021 Montshire Summer Camp T-shirt

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

    Due to space restrictions related to COVID-19, we will not be offering an extended option this year.

    Additional information about Montshire Camp:

    Exploring the outdoors at a Montshire preschool camp.

    Camps for Children 4-5 and Entering Kindergarten

    Experiment, explore, and discover the amazing outdoors!

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    Flying fun

    Camps for Children Entering Grades 1 and 2

    Explore the world, make amazing discoveries, and build new friendships!

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    Out exploring

    Camps for Children Entering Grades 3 and 4

    Summer is all about exploring, nature, experimenting and inventing!

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    Inventing

    Camps for Children Entering Grades 5 and 6

    Calling all inventors!

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