Summer Camps 2021: Outdoors!

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The University Museum is excited to announce its 2021 schedule of fun-filled outdoor summer camps for children.

During these uncertain times, we at the University Museum are committed to protecting the health and safety of our museum children and families. Several changes have been made to our typical summer program including:

  • All “Summer Camp: Outdoors!” sessions will be held outside.
  • Masks are to be worn by teachers and students at all times.
  • Class sizes have been decreased to help with social distancing.
  • Students and teachers will practice social distancing.
  • Snack service has been discontinued. Parents who wish to send their child with a snack and drink may do so, keeping in mind we continue to maintain a nut-free environment.
  • Each camp member will receive an individual artbox with individual art supplies.
  • Our Summer Camp teachers and staff are responsible for deep cleaning before and after each program, as well as ensuring proper CDC policies and procedures are followed during all of our museum programs.

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 are included in the cost.

Space is very limited, and camps will fill up quickly, so save the date to sign up: Registration opens Friday, March 19, 2021, noon.

Register Online


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


For Children Entering Grades 1–6:

‘Art’rageous Adventures
June 7–11, 2021, 9 a.m.–11 a.m.

Join us on this “around the world” art adventure! In this week’s camp we will explore the UM Museum’s diverse collections finding inspiration from cultures and natural wonders while learning that art is the language that everyone speaks.

Artful Adornment
June 21–25, 2021, 9 a.m.–11 a.m.

Wearable art! Make jewelry, hats, masks, and more while finding inspiration in the UM Museum’s collections.

Inventor’s Workshop
July 5–9, 2021, 9 a.m.–11 a.m.

Discover your inner innovator! Explore creative and artistic design challenges to solve problems and think like inventors.

Art in Nature
July 19–23, 2021, 9 a.m.–11 a.m.

Explore art through nature! Join us this week of fun and adventure that combines the great outdoors with artistic expression in the natural environment.

Due to capacity limitations and other safety concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic, the museum will not be offering in-person outdoor summer camp options for children in preschool and entering kindergarten, as well as children entering grades 7-8 this summer.

Please follow us on social media and check our website for additional virtual programming offered for our mini masters and middle schoolers throughout summer 2021.