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Western Explorers Summer Camp

Western Explorers Summer Camp offers children ages 6 – 10 opportunities to learn, play and create at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. Led by Museum educators, each four-day, small group session features age-appropriate themes, crafts, games, art projects and stories. Campers explore the Museum’s collections, exhibitions, gardens and trails to inspire their imaginations and provide the foundation for fun-filled, creative self-expression. All supplies are included in the children’s sessions. Space is limited.

Weekly Camp Sessions
Camps are offered half-days, Tuesday – Friday, June 28 – July 22, 9:00 a.m. – Noon. $125, $100 Museum for members per week. All supplies provided. Camps are offered for children ages 6 – 7 and 8 – 10. Children should dress in clothes in that are okay to get dirty – some activities may be messy! To register multiple children, please complete a separate registration form for each child. Join today and take advantage of discounts for Museum members!

Before and Aftercare
Before care 8:30 – 9:00 a.m. and Aftercare 12:00 – 12:30 p.m. is available at $40/week per child. During before and aftercare, campers will create small art projects, play games and have free-choice learning. Campers are fully supervised while in before and aftercare. Purchase before and aftercare when you register for camps.

Camp Descriptions

Into the West
Tuesday, June 28 – Friday, July 1
9:00 a.m. – Noon
Ages 6 – 7 and 8 – 10
Does your child love history? Campers spend a day in the life of the people who inhabit the West. Play traditional games and discover the cultural traditions and lifeways of Indigenous peoples. Explore Liichokoshkomo’ and learn to build your own shelter. Try traditional agriculture, explore new food systems and practice the skills of America’s first cowboy — the vaquero. Finish off the week by attending the 2022 Read Earth Festival by viewing art, cultural activities and other demonstrations.
Enrollment has closed.

Full STEAM Ahead
Tuesday, July 5 – Friday, July 8
9:00 a.m. – Noon
Ages 6 – 7 and 8 – 10
Great for your family’s smallest scientists, campers will build an air-powered vehicle, get hands-on with circuitry and electricity, and continue to stretch their imaginations and build skills in science, technology, engineering, art and math as they conduct small experiments that teach big scientific principles.
Enrollment has closed.

Animal Adventures
Tuesday, July 12 – Friday, July 15
9:00 a.m. – Noon
Ages 6 – 7 and 8 – 10
Cougars, eagles, bears and more lurk within the gallery walls. Don’t be surprised at the many hiding in plain sight. Adventurers will sharpen their eyes and tune their ears as they explore wildlife in art. Create animal-themed crafts, identify pelts and tracks and play some wild games. Caution – they are closer than you think!
Enrollment has closed.

Heart for the Arts
Tuesday, July 19 – Friday, July 22
9:00 a.m. – Noon
Ages 6 – 7 and 8 – 10
Perfect for the art-loving child! Young artists will explore the Museum’s galleries, create original works of art and showcase their masterpieces in a special exhibition on the last day of camp. Campers will learn about the Museum’s collection while honing their skills in print making, watercolors, clay and more. Museum educators will inspire your child to look closely, experiment with materials and try new techniques.
Enrollment has closed.

For a full refund, the Museum requires at least two weeks notification before the first day of the session for which each child is registered. No refunds are given after this date, but the Museum will provide an acknowledgement letter for the tax-deductible donation to the Museum. Camp sessions are held “rain or shine” unless the Museum is closed due to severe weather conditions. The Museum reserves the right to cancel sessions if registration is below the required minimum. Parents will be notified in advance. Parents may switch their children to other open sessions or receive a full refund.

Join today and take advantage of discounts for Museum members! nationalcowboymuseum.org/membership

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