Summer Camp

Summer camp is back July 18-August 19, 2022.

Get ready to rock. Summer camp is back in session!

This year, we’re offering full-day camps for grades 1-8. Our science-themed summer camps offer hands-on activities, opportunities to explore Balboa Park and the Museum, and lots of fun.

Registration is now open for members and begins Monday, March 14 for non-members.

These week-long camps are full days (9 AM to 3 PM) and cost $325 for members and $350 for non-members.

A souvenir T-Shirt is included with each registration. Please note your camper’s size when filling out the registration form. T-Shirts will be given to your camper on the first day of camp.

Scholarships are available through a generous donation from the Robert and Helen E. Grant Foundation. Applications will be accepted through May 20, 2022. Scholarship spots are reserved regardless of general camp availability.

Download application (English) Download application (Spanish)

Have a question? Check out our quick reference guide and FAQS.

Camp is NUT FREE. Please plan snacks and lunches accordingly.

Camp dates and descriptions

Fun and safety are our number one priorities.

The Nat is following CDC guiding principles and state and local guidelines for COVID-19.

  • All staff and volunteers have been vaccinated.
  • Face coverings are mandatory for campers, volunteers, and staff.
  • Campers will wash their hands or use hand sanitizer throughout the day.
  • Our camp capacity is smaller this year to allow for social distancing.
  • Plus, we’ll be spending plenty of time outdoors exploring nature.

In addition, campers are expected to show respect for their fellow campers, instructors, staff, the Museum, and the environment. Disruptive behavior and physical aggression are not permitted. If a problem persists, campers may be removed from the program with no refund. Please review behavior expectations with your child before their first day of camp. We want everyone to make friends and memories that last a lifetime, and look forward to sharing the wonders of the natural world with your child.

Calling All Volunteers

Do you know a teenager age 16 or older who would like to earn community service hours in a fun environment working with children? We are now accepting applications for summer camp volunteers.