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What to Look for in a Museum Camp


Girl holding a model butterfly.

Consider museum camp as another summer child care option.

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The Benefits of Museum Camp for Kids:

At museum camp, kids can further develop their:
  • innate curiosity
  • critical thinking skills
  • social skills
  • self-confidence
  • artistic talents
  • and more

What to Look for in a Quality Program:

When inquiring about museum camps in your area, be sure to ask the following questions:
  • What types of programs do you offer?
  • What is the counselor-to-camper ratio?
  • Do you do background checks?
  • What security precautions do you take?
  • Are medical personnel on staff?
  • What would happen in the event of an emergency?
  • Do you offer transportation to and from camp? If so, is there an additional fee?
  • Do you offer early drop off early/late pick up?
  • What is the cost?
  • What does a typical schedule at your museum camp look like?

Where to Find a Museum Camp Near You:

Contact local museums and ask whether they offer a day camp option. In addition, you can also search for "museums" in your local business directory, look for museum camps online, and ask your child's teachers, as well as fellow parents, for recommendations.

Typical Museum Camp Activities:

Museum camps offer many fun and exciting activities, such as:
  • archaeological digs
  • astronomy lessons
  • hands-on science experiments
  • art history
  • arts and crafts
  • and more

For more options, read 10 Affordable Summer Camp Options.

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