Registration opens for University of Michigan Museum of Natural History’s virtual summer camp

Choose between in-person, virtual sessions

The U-M Museum of Natural History is the only place in the world where visitors can find a mastodon couple exhibited together. (Photo by Michelle Andonian)

ANN ARBOR – Spring is in full swing and for parents that means looking ahead to summer camps.

The University of Michigan Museum of Natural History has just opened registration for its Home Explorers Virtual Camp that will run June 14-August 13.

Families of children for completed grades K-8 can choose between in-person and virtual sessions, though the university is still pending approval of onsite camps at this time.

Camp Explorations is an interactive, hands-on and science-focused program that includes daily experiments, journaling, games and more. Across nine sessions, topics such as archaeology, astronomy, forensic science, paleontology, zoology and more will be covered.

According to the museum, virtual sessions include:

  • Daily crafts with instructions (most materials included)
  • Zoom times and invites for live meetings with camp counselors.  Zoom class sizes will be grouped by age and have no more than 15 campers per group. There will be 2 instructors on each live meeting to ensure a 1:7 ratio.
  • Each registered camper will receive one camp shirt for the summer.

Campers will need internet access to a tablet or computer during the virtual sessions with a microphone and camera. More information will be emailed to participants upon completion of registration. Camp supplies will be available for pick up at the museum.

Sessions run Monday through Friday, with the exception of the week of July 4.

Aftercare from 3-5:30 p.m. is available for onsite Camp Explorations Adventures sessions for $75.

To learn more and to register for the virtual camp, click here.

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Meredith has worked for WDIV since August 2017 and was voted one of Washtenaw County's best journalists in 2019 by eCurrent's readers. She covers the community of Ann Arbor and has a Master's degree in International Broadcast Journalism from City University London, UK.