Discover, explore, learn and play at the Museum of the Rockies through engaging and exciting programs designed just for kids! From Sensational Babies to MOR Summer Camps, the Museum of the Rockies Education Department offers classes that ignite a passion for learning for children of all ages.
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for a complete listing of all the Museum's programming for kids and up-to-date information on camp availability.
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MOR Summer Camps
Geared towards students entering 1st – 5th grade in the upcoming 2013 – 2014 school year, the Museum’s quality summer camps inspire and stimulate learning. Explore a wide range of topics covering MOR’s most popular exhibits while meeting new friends, creating original crafts, and learning new games. Join us for a two-day program or come all summer long! Camps fill up fast, so make your summer plans today.
A Summer Camp Registration Form is required for all participants.
If another adult will be picking up or dropping off your child, an Authorization for Additional Persons to Pick-Up Program Participants Form or written note is required.
Limited scholarship funds are available for all MOR children's programming including camps. For more information contact us at 406.994.6618 or submit the scholarship application
MOR SUMMER CAMP INFORMATION
What to Bring:
Each day your child needs to bring the following items with them to camp in a backpack or bag. (Backpacks and bags help reduce the number of lost or misplaced items.)
- Lunch (healthy items and water or a healthy beverage)
- Water bottle (full, LABELED WITH YOUR CHILD’S NAME)
- Hat (sun protection)
- Extra layers for temperature changes
Please do not allow your child to bring any valuables to camp (including cell phones, iPods, electronics, money or personal toys) or weapons (including knives and squirt guns). These items detract from his/her camp experience. The Museum is not responsible for lost or stolen articles.
Drop-Off and Pick-Up:
Campers may be dropped-off between 8:45 and 9:00am.
All campers will meet in the Main Lobby (or just in front of the Museum in good weather) for drop off. The Museum is being reroofed this summer, so camp locations may change. Your instructors will let you know where they will be meeting for the rest of the week during the Monday morning drop-off in the Main Lobby.
Upon arrival in the morning, all campers must check-in with the Summer Camp Instructors. Please walk your child to the tipi. Do not drop your child off unattended. Instructors make their best effort to wait until all students have arrived to start the day’s activities, so timeliness is appreciated. If you are running late, please call the Education Department (406-994-6618) or the Front Desk (406-994-2251).
All campers must be signed out by a parent at the end of each day of camp. If another family member or friend will be picking up your child, you must provide MOR with a written note or a completed “Authorization for Additional Persons to Pick-Up Program Participants Form” available on our website (http://www.museumoftherockies.org/Portals/0/docs/MORSummerCamp_AddAdultPickUp2012.pdf). No camper will be released to an unauthorized adult. Campers are expected to be picked-up at 3:00pm. If you are running late, please call the Education Department (406-994-6618) or the Front Desk (406-994-2251).
All Summer Camps will be based outdoors at the Museum. Please make sure your child is dressed for the day’s weather including daily temperature changes and rain showers. Daily activities will include getting dirty, so please send your child to camp in appropriate clothing (no dresses). All campers must have appropriate closed-toe footwear for running outside. Flip flops, sandals and Crocs are not allowed at MOR’s camps.
Summer Camp Instructors appreciate your child arriving at camp with sunscreen on. Sunscreen will be available at the Museum for reapplication.
The Museum provides a morning and afternoon snack for each camper. (Snacks will include Goldfish, vanilla wafers, pretzels, fruit leather, and animal crackers. If your child has allergies or special dietary needs that prevent him/her from eating these snacks, please pack your own snack for the morning and afternoon). MOR does not provide lunch. Please pack your child a healthy lunch each day that includes water or a healthy beverage. No refrigerator or microwave is available for summer camp lunches.
Campers are treated to pizza for lunch on the last day of every camp. Beverages are not provided with this lunch. You will not need to pack a lunch for your child on the last day; however, please make sure your child comes to camp with a water bottle or beverage for lunch time and additional snacks if two pieces of pizza will not be enough for them.
Please send your child to camp well-hydrated. Campers can easily get dehydrated during the day. MOR stresses drinking water during camp and we appreciate you enforcing hydration at home. Campers must bring a full water bottle (labeled with their name) each day of camp.