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June – July, 2019

Ages 3-16

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

Member registration begins February 4, 2019. Public registration opens February 11, 2019. Registration is available online or by calling the Museum at 303-651-8374. Don't delay, camps will fill quickly!

Fill out an application to be a teen volunteer (due April 1)

Fill out a scholarship application in English or in Spanish (first come, first serve)

Download a PDF of the full summer camp catalog

Wild West Adventure
Embark on our classic Wild West Longmont Adventure! Learn about Longmont’s past while panning for gold, playing settler games, dressing up in wild west clothes, running a general store, making your own butter and ice cream, and even meeting a mountain man. Camp will be held mainly outdoors in the natural areas surrounding the Museum. Bring your rainboots and be prepared to get messy!
AGES 7–10
JUNE 3–7, 9 AM–1 PM
$180, #394002.10

Mighty Mini Science Stars
Have fun while building and learning! Campers will create flashlights, catapults, a Newton Car, light sabers, and more. Projects in this camp emphasize STEM skills and can be easily and affordably recreated at home!
AGES 6–8
JUNE 3–7, 9 AM–NOON
$180, #394087

Sci-Fi Fantasy Camp
Calling all sci-fi, steampunk, post-apocalypse, outer space, and cyberpunk fans! Explore four different genres of sci-fi each day of camp and creatively combine them on the fifth day. We will be making costume pieces, art, and other props from the sci-fi world.
AGES 7–10
JUNE 3–7, 1–4 PM
$175, #394079

Art Discovery
Explore different materials to make your very own works of art. Use watercolor, ink, printmaking, and clay to express the artist in you!
AGES 5–7
JUNE 3–7, 9 AM–NOON
$150, #394067.01

Retro 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 8–12
JUNE 3–7, 1–4 PM
$150, #394066.01

Missoula Children's Theater
Missoula Children’s Theater auditions, casts, rehearses, directs, and leads a performance of Pinocchio at the Longmont Museum 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. Campers will also play improv games, create their own characters, and imagine and perform short skits. Camp will conclude with two special performances on Friday at 5:30 pm and Saturday at 1:30 pm. Purchase your tickets for the performances at the front desk ($8 for adults and $5 for kids).
AGES 1st–12th GRADE
JUNE 10–14, 12:30–5 PM
$175, #394026.05

Dino Explorers
Do you love dinosaurs, pterosaurs, and other ‘saurs? At Dino Explorers camp, we will create dinosaur crafts, make fossils, play dino games, hatch our own baby dinosaur “eggs,” and excavate a “dino dig!”
AGES 5–7
JUNE 10–14, 9 AM–NOON
$150, #394080.01
AGES 5–7
JUNE 10–14, 1–4 PM
$150, #394080.02

Cowboys! Cowgirls! Vaqueros! Vaqueras!
Vaqueros! Vaqueras! Experience the Spanish language as we learn about cowboys and cowgirls and do hands-on arts and crafts. Campers do not need to speak Spanish, but will learn some Spanish during camp.
AGES 3–5
JUNE 17–21, 9 AM–NOON
$180, #394081

Rodeo Stories: Historias de Rodeo
Experience the Spanish language as we learn about the history of the rodeo through hands-on arts and crafts. Learn about the animals and characters who define the rodeo as we know it, and then create your own rodeo story! Campers do not need to peak Spanish, but will learn some Spanish during camp.
AGES 6–10
JUNE 17–21, 1–4 PM
$180, 394082

Strum & Hum with Bonnie & Taylor Sims
Explore your voice and creativity and express yourself through music! You will learn basic ukulele and vocal skills to facilitate your own songwriting and learn a few favorites. We will perform on the final day as a group for family and friends. All levels welcome, ukulele provided.
AGES 7–14
JUNE 17–21, 9 AM–3 PM
$275, #394034.04

Creative Cartooning
Find your cartooning style! Learn the basics of how to draw cartoon animals, faces, and popular characters; develop your very own special cartoon character; and create moving cartoon flip books.
AGES 5–7
JUNE 17–21, 9 AM–NOON
$150, #394007.02

Comics & Manga
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
JUNE 17–21, 1–4 PM
$150, #394078.01

Surviving Out West
Don’t study history, live it! Learn the skills needed to survive the Western frontier including cooking over an open fire, harvesting and gathering food, building a fort, whittling, stalking and tracking, shelter building, and flint knapping. Camp will be held mostly outdoors in the natural areas surrounding the Museum. Bring your hiking boots and be prepared to get messy!
Ages 11–14
JUNE 24–28, 9 AM–2 PM
$180, #394004.06

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 24–28, 1–4 PM
$175, #394061.01

Pokemon Camp
Create Pokémon drawings, sculptures, and Pokémon-themed crafts to play with. We will hunt down some Pokémon, help train them, and help them evolve!
AGES 5–7
JUNE 24–28, 9 AM–NOON
$150, #394047.01

Dungeons & Dragons Camp
Roll the dice and see what happens to your characters as we play fantastic role-playing games. Make a dice bag and other character props, create your character with back story, and learn how to weave a great story as the Dungeon Master.
AGES 8–12
JUNE 24–28, 1–4 PM
$150, #394083

Urban Wildlife Explorer
Learn about and track the furry, feathery, and scaly creatures that live right here in Longmont. Explore their habitats and discover the creatures’ adaptations and behaviors. Test bodies of water for pollution and catch water critters. Camp will be held mostly outdoors in the natural areas surrounding the Museum. Bring your rainboots and be prepared to get messy!
AGES 7–12
JULY 8–12, 9 AM–2 PM
$175, #394062.01

Fashion Design Camp
Combine your energy and creativity with fashion and design. Build a mood board to visualize your brand. Bring it all together in a finished collection. By Friday, you’ll have sewn up an exclusive, one-of-a-kind design of your very own. We finish the week with a fabulous fashion show for friends and family on Friday at 2:30 pm.
AGES 9–15
JULY 8–12, 9 AM–4 PM
$350, #394039.02

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 5–7
JULY 8–12, 9 AM–NOON
$150, #394074.01

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 8–12, 1–4 PM
$150, #394075.01

Junior Engineers
Kids love to build! We’ll harness their creativity and imagination with STEM-based projects that focus on electricity and motion. Projects will include creating simple circuits and parallel circuits, learning about Newton’s Third Law, studying fulcrums, and more.
AGES 8–12
JULY 15–19, 9 AM–NOON
$180, #394088

American Doll Party
Imagine a world for your favorite doll, and then make it! Bring your American Girl Doll and enjoy a summer camp filled with crafts, games, fashion, and a tea party with your doll and friends. Campers will come home with lots of handmade items for their dolls!
AGES 6–8
JULY 15–19, 9 AM–NOON
$175, #394084

Punk Camp
Glitz, glam, and a little bit of rebellion. Explore self-expression and personal style in this DIY camp. We’ll start with the music, graphics, and fashions of the Punk era. Campers will print colorful posters, craft funky tees and accessories, and create their own musical instruments.
AGES 8–12
JULY 15–19, 1–4 PM
$175, #394085

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 5–7
JULY 15–19, 9 AM–NOON
$165, #394070.01

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 15–19, 1–4 PM
$165, #394071.01

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 7–11
JULY 22–26, 9 AM–NOON
$150, #394021.08
AGES 7–11
JULY 22–26, 1–4 PM
$150, #394021.09

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, lighthearted combat training, weaponry, 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 12–16
JULY 22–26, 9 AM–2 PM
$170, #394033.04

Paper Mache Party
Let’s make art! We will learn printmaking techniques and different ways to use paper to make 2D and 3D artworks. Your imagination is the limit, as we make stamps, block prints, mono prints, paper mache, and paper sculptures. Perfect for your little artist!
AGES 5–7
JULY 22–26, 9 AM–NOON
$150, #394086

Pop=Up Paper Art
Amaze your friends and family when they open up a flat package and reveal magical scenes and characters you have created with the art of pop-up! We will design and build 3D sculptures using simple tools and techniques. This camp explores paper art, printmaking techniques, storytelling, and more.
AGES 8–12
JULY 22–26, 1–4 PM
$150, #394087

 


Policies

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

Cancellations 

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.

Confirmations

Because every camp is different, a packet containing all camp details will be emailed or sent to parents the week before camp starts.

Financial Aid

A limited number of camp scholarships are available for Longmont resident children that meet the living wage qualifications in the scholarship application. Fill out a scholarship application in English or in Spanish (first come, first serve).

Member Discounts

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

Registration Information

Preregistration is required. February 4, 2019. General public registration opens February 11, 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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