Summer Camps 2017

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The University Museum is excited to announce its 2017 schedule of fun-filled summer camps for children. Children will encounter mythological creatures, explore the Museum, and experiment with new art materials in these exciting and educational camps inspired by the Museum’s collections and special exhibits. Returning camper? —we will have new projects, so join us again!

Cost of each weeklong camp:

$65 per participant for Museum Members at the Family level and above

$85 per participant for non-members

All supplies and snacks are included in the cost.

Space is very limited, and camps will fill up quickly, so sign up today! This year, registration is ONLINE ONLY AND WILL OPEN MARCH 1, 2017.

Register Online


Let us know if you are unable to register online. A limited number of need-based scholarships are available. Contact Emily McCauley, Curator of Education, at 662.915.7205 or if you have any questions or to request a scholarship application.


For Children Entering Grades 1–5:

Modern Art
June 12—16, 2017, 9 a.m.–noon
We will take a look at art from 1950–today, experimenting with painting, sculpture, digital art and more, and learning about nouns—people, places, things, and ideas—in art!

Mythology Camp
June 19–23, 2017, 9 a.m.–noon
Did you know our Museum has one of the greatest collections of Greek and Roman artifacts in the country? We will view rarely seen parts of the collection and create art inspired by the many different gods, goddesses, and myths of the ancient world.

Made in Mississippi
June 26–30, 2017, 9 a.m.–noon
The state of Mississippi has a rich artistic history, and in this week of camp we will be learning about the many different Mississippi artists in the Museum’s collection and beyond, including the current special exhibit of works by impressionist painter Kate Freeman Clark.

July 10–14, 2017, 9 a.m.–noon
Inspired by the Museum’s unique summer exhibition of puzzle collages, Love=Love by Kent Rogowski, we will create art from puzzles, optical illusions, and other unusual and mind-boggling forms of art.

Science, Nature, and Art  [FULL – Contact Emily McCauley at to be added to the waitlist
July 17–21, 2017, 9 a.m.–noon
This week we will explore artists that are inspired by science and science that becomes art! We will make discoveries in the natural world and create artistic responses to basic biology, physics, and chemistry!


camp 15For Children in Preschool and Entering Kindergarten:

Mini Masters Explorer Camp  [FULL – Contact Emily McCauley at to be added to the waitlist
June 5–9, 2017, 9 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
For Ages 3–5 and a Grown-up*
Get the young ones ready to head back to preschool or kindergarten by making art with their new friends inspired by toddler stories and art from the Museum’s collections!
*Due to UM policies, all mini masters must be accompanied by an adult (can be one guardian for multiple children). Coffee and snacks will be provided for grown ups!


For Children Entering Grades 6–8

Adventures in Art (4 day camp)
May 30 (Tues.)—June 2, 2017, 9 a.m.–noon
Experiment with drawing, illustrating, painting, sculpture, and mixed media in this fun-filled week of art inspired by Museum collections and exhibitions. All levels of experience are welcome and all activities will be new.