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June – August, 2018

Ages 3-18

Summer camp at the Longmont Museum is filled with adventure and fun! Join us this summer and discover history, art, music, culture, technology and more in these hands-on camps. 

Registration is now open! Registration is available online or by calling the Museum at 303-651-8374. Don't delay, camps will fill quickly!


Western Settlers 
Embark on our classic Wild West Longmont Adventure! Learn about Longmont's past while gathering trinkets for your “possibles” travel sack, panning for gold, playing pioneer games, and even meeting a mountain man. Camp is held at Old Mill Park in Longmont.
Ages 7 - 10
June 11 - 15, 9 am – 1 pm
$185, #394002.09

Digging Dinos
Do you have a dinosaur lover in your family? We'll be digging for fossils, crafting pre-historic creatures, playing games, and generally having a dinotastic week! This camp is a mixture of science, fun, learning, and art. 
Ages 4 – 8
June 11 - 15, 9 am - Noon 
$155, #394043.02

Scientific Smorgasbord
Use creativity to discover the magic of science. Campers will explore the world of science around them while engaging in activities about geology, weather, crystals, magnets, astronomy, and more.
Ages 7 – 10
June 11 – 15, 9 am – Noon 
$175, #394061

Look Who’s Living in the Trees!
This week you will learn all about insects, animals, and imaginary creatures that live in trees! We will build homes for birds, bees, bats, butterflies, fairies, elves, gnomes, and people too. This camp will utilize science and folklore to engage young naturalists in environmental stewardship.
Ages 8 – 12
June 11 – 15, 1 – 4 pm 
$150, #394060 

Zombie Apocalypse Training Camp
The virus is spreading, the grid is down: how will you survive?  Recruits will learn modern day survival skills, off-the-grid living techniques, light-hearted combat training, how to build a bug-out- bag, and cardio, so you can live to fight another day. Down and dirty fun held almost entirely outdoors.
Ages 12 – 18
June 18 – 22, 9 am – 2 pm
$170, #394033.03 

Worldwide Treehouse
Learn about what treehouses look like across the world and create crafts from five continents. Build your own miniature treehouse for a mini-exhibit at the end of the week.
Ages 6 – 9 
June 18 – 22, 9 am – Noon
$175, #394065

Missoula Children’s Theater
Missoula Children’s Theater auditions, casts, rehearses, directs, and leads the performance of The Princess and the Pea at the Longmont Museum auditorium over the course of a single week. Auditions for 50 - 60 roles are cast on day one, after which cast members are invited back to begin an intensive rehearsal schedule leading to weekend performances. Campers will also play improv games, learn about costuming and stage makeup, explore set design, and more.
1st – 12th Grade
June 18 – 23, 10 am – 2:30 pm
$175, #394026.04 

Mini Mythological Creatures
Make mini fairies, mini fairy treehouses, and mini fairy tools. Make a fairy storybook about your own fairy.
Ages 6 – 9
June 25 – 29, 9 am – Noon
$175, #394063

Retro Summer Camp Arts & Crafts
Alright moms and dads, do you remember what summer camp used to look like for us? Give your kiddos a taste of the good ole days as we make friendship bracelets, lanyards, candles, plaster casts, tie-dye, and more!
Ages 5 – 8
June 25 – 29, 9 am – Noon
$150, #394066 

Surviving Out West
Don’t study history, live it! Learn the primitive and traditional skills needed to survive the Western frontier including cooking over an open fire, harvesting and gathering food, churning butter, whittling, stalking and tracking, shelter building and flint knapping. Camp will be held entirely outdoors in the natural areas surrounding the Museum.
Ages 11 - 14
June 25 - 29, 9 am - 2 pm
$180, #394004.05

Incredible Trees, Arboles Increíbles
Become immersed in Spanish language and culture as we learn about the animals and insects that live in trees and how trees sustain life on Earth. Hands-on arts and crafts, including building a treehouse, will keep kids engaged!
Ages 3 – 5
June 25 – 29, 9 am – Noon
$180, #394064

Ages 6 – 11
June 25 – 29, 1 – 4 pm
$180, #394064.01

Art Discovery
Explore different materials to make your very own works for art. Use watercolor, ink, printmaking, and clay to express the artist in you!
Ages 8 – 12
June 25 – 29, 1 – 4 pm
$150, #394067 

Art & Acting!
Stretch your imagination! Learn painting, sculpting, weaving, and collage as we design, create, and build the set and stage for our sensational theatrical performance! Explore your acting skills, voice, movement, and characterization with theater games, miming, and improvisation. Art and acting will come together on Friday with a special showcase performance for friends and family.
Ages 7 – 11
July 9 – 13, 9 am – 2 pm
$195, #394068

Treasure Hunters
Treasures are everywhere! In this camp we will make, hide, and find treasures. Create your own treasure box and fill it with gems, jewelry, and coins you have made. Go on scavenger hunts and solve puzzles to find the next clues. Discoveries await you!
Ages 5 – 8
July 9 – 13, 9 am – Noon
$150, #394070

Raiders of the Lost Artifact
Calling all archaeologists, explorers, and adventure-seekers: Indiana Jones needs your help! Decipher ancient texts, follow treasure maps, avoid booby traps, and unravel the mystery of the Lost Artifact.
Ages 8 – 12
July 9 – 13, 1 – 4 pm
$150, #394071 

Hogwarts School of Witchcraft & Wizardry Preparatory Academy
If you think that you just might be magical and are hoping to receive an invitation to attend the world-renowned Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, then this summer camp is for you! Learn everything you need to know before you set off for Platform 9 3/4. Skilled witches and wizards share their knowledge of wizarding culture and magical skills such as Potions, Spells, and Defense Against the Dark Arts. 
Ages 8 – 11
July 16 - 20, 9 am – Noon
$150, #394021.06

Ages 8 – 11
July 16 - 20, 1 – 4 pm
$150, #394021.07

Urban Wildlife Explorer
Did you know that at least 12 endangered or threatened species make the area around the Museum their home? Learn about these furry, feathery, and scaly creatures by tracking them and exploring their habitats. Play active games to learn about their adaptations and habits. Test bodies of water for pollution and catch water critters.
Ages 7 – 12
July 16 – 20, 9 am – 2 pm
$175, #394062

Strum & Hum with Bonnie & Taylor Sims
Come explore your voice and creativity and express yourself through music! We will learn basic ukulele and vocal skills to facilitate our own songwriting and learn a few favorites (old & new!). We will perform on the final day as a group. All levels welcome; ukulele provided.
Ages 7 – 14
July 16 - 20, 9 am – 3 pm
$275, #394034.04

Myths, Monsters, Fairies, & Fantasy

Delve into the world of magic, fairies, princesses, dragons, kings, and knights. Campers will explore legends through 2D and 3D art experiences and fun activities. Short stories introducing creatures will be interwoven into the crafts making this camp educational and fun!
Ages 5 – 8 
July 16 – 20, 9 am – Noon
$150, #394012.03 

Ages 5 – 8
July 16 – 20, 1 – 4 pm
$150, #394012.04

Sewing Sensations & Fabric Art
In this creative camp, we'll learn basic sewing techniques, experiment with plant-based tie-dyes and fabric paints, weave wonderful wall hangings, design prayer flags, create stuffed animals, and SEW MUCH MORE! This camp is geared for boys and girls alike. 
Ages 8 – 12
July 23 – 27, 9 am – 2 pm
$175, #394053.02

Incredible Superheroes
Be a superhero! Make a costume, test your super skills in strength, aim, agility, and save the day! Campers will play games, make hero crafts and costumes, and have active fun.
Ages 5 – 8
July 23 – 27, 9 am – Noon
$150, #394077 

Summer Ukulele & Songwriting
This musical camp introduces kids to the art of songwriting while teaching them to play ukulele. All levels welcome. Taught by local singer-songwriter and experienced K-8 educator, John Mieras.
Ages 9 – 12
July 23 - 27, 9 am - Noon
$200 + $50 for ukulele and songwriting kit #394038.05

Nature Adventure on the Go
Bring your bike and join our Wilderness Certified instructor to discover local nature-inspired artwork, track animals, and make art with natural materials. Campers will also learn bike safety, bike handling skills, and basic bike repair.
Ages 10 – 14
July 23 – 27, 9 am – 3 pm
$185, #394072 

Comics, Manga, Heroes, & Villains
Do you love comics, manga, and anime? Do you enjoy writing tales of heroes and villains? Come join us and create your own graphic novella/comic, complete with artwork and storylines.
Ages 8 – 12
July 23 - 27, 1 – 4 pm
$150, #394078 

Dance for the Stage
Let your inner star shine while learning dance techniques for the stage! Both boys and girls will enjoy experimenting with contemporary movement, jazz, and stage combat. The week culminates in a performance.
Ages 7 – 11
July 23 – 27, 1 – 4 pm
$150, #394073

Pretend Playhouse
Take a trip to Neverland, create and wear your own cape, craft a magic castle, and more. We need superheroes to save the day and pirates to find the treasure on the map. Come join the pretend playhouse and make your own magical creations and memories!
Ages 4 – 8
July 30 – August 3, 9 am – Noon
$155, #394057.02

Outer Space Art
Look to outer space for inspiration! Campers will create their own alien civilizations and UFOs. Enjoy a sense of wonder while using glow in the dark paints to create galaxies, planets, and the stars.
Ages 5 – 8
July 30 – August 3, 9 am – Noon
$150, #394074 

Art Around the Universe
The galaxy is full of beauty and color; let’s use those galaxy colors to decorate, craft, and make art. Use the inspiration of the galaxy to make t-shirts, slime, paintings, jewelry, and more!
Ages 8 - 12
July 30 – August 3, 1 – 4 pm
$150, #394075 


To provide the best experience for everyone, all children must meet the age requirement at the start of the camp date. No exceptions.


If a child cannot attend a camp, cancellation must be made at least two weeks prior to the session start date for a full refund. Cancellations made one week prior to camp start date are subject to a 50% cancellation fee, Cancellations made less than one week prior to camp start date are subject to a 75% cancellation fee. In the event the Museum cancels a camp, registration fees are refunded in full.


Because every camp is different, a packet containing all camp details will be emailed or sent to parents two weeks prior to the camp start date. Please call the Museum at 303-651-8374 if you have not received a packet the week before camp begins.

Financial Aid

A limited number of camp scholarships are available for Longmont resident children enrolled in a lunch assistance program. Download scholarship applications in English or Spanish or contact the Museum at 303-651-8374 for more information.

Member Discounts

Become a Member of the Museum and receive 10% off every camp!

Registration Information

Preregistration is required. Member registration opens March 12, 2018. General public registration opens March 19, 2018. Register online, by phone or in person. Camps are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
Register early; camps fill quickly!
Questions? Call 303-651-8374

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