Museum & Science CEnter

RMSC CURIOSITY CAMPS

Stay curious with a hefty helping of hands-on, minds-on science and fun with camps at the RMSC this year. Camps at the RMSC offer exciting opportunities for young minds ages 2-15. Get ready to share in new adventures, discover science, and explore exciting experiments!

Curiosity Campers enjoy unique, rewarding, and fun-filled educational experiences, interactions with scientists and other professionals and further inquiry into science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) topics.

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Camp Opportunities

Summer Curiosity Camps at the Museum & Science Center

8 Week-Long Sessions | Monday, July 5 – Friday, August 26

Ages 2-15

Get ready for a summer of (sticky, silly, UNBELIEVABLE) science with the RMSC’s Curiosity Camps! Led by experienced educators, let the Museum & Science Center be your classroom, playground, and makerspace. Conduct experiments and build robots, kick back with a show at the RMSC Strasenburgh Planetarium, and spark an idea for the next big thing as you wander exhibits and listen to our twin Tesla coils sing! We’ve got a wild summer in store for you—filled with forts and fairy tales and toys (and engineering), bikes, backyard adventures, and animal babies. Get ready to think on your feet, experiment and tinker, and solve problems with science. See you there!

Summer Curiosity Camps at the RMSC Cumming Nature Center

Weekly throughout the summer

Ages 6-18

Discover natural science as a fun & creative way to explore the wonders of our world with Summer Curiosity Camps at the RMSC Cumming Nature Center! Each camp, led by an experienced educator, offers a variety of themes for different ages. With 900+ acres and 15 miles of trail, campers learn basic wilderness skills, nature science, outdoor team-building activities, nature awareness, and more. Camps days in the beautiful, natural surroundings of the Nature Center offer an ideal setting for each discovery-based camp, creating summer memories that won’t be forgotten.

Still curious or need help with registration? Contact us at 585.271.4320 or info@rmsc.org.

For additional questions about program offerings and activities, contact Camp Administration at camps@rmsc.org.

COVID-19 Safety:  Check out the RMSC Curiosity Camps 2022 Health & Well-being Protocols to learn how our staff members will be working to ensure your campers stay safe and healthy.


WHAT OUR FAMILIES ARE SAYING:

I sent my 2 children (along with some friends and cousins) to RMSC day camp for 2 different weeks this summer. We were so impressed by everything! The measures taken to keep the campers safe, the organization and care of the staff and the overall positive atmosphere made for an incredible experience for my family. The kids came home every day with a smile on their face. They loved their counselors, made new friends, and loved the activities so much. I cannot say enough good things about the RMSC summer camp. Thank you for giving the kids a safe and fun experience to break up a very tough summer. We HIGHLY recommend this camp and can’t wait to sign up again next year. We are lucky to have you in our community.

Jenna Knauf

Please thank all of your staff for me! My son really enjoyed camp this week. Your approach to the recent requirements was well thought out, and it runs like a well oiled machine. I felt perfectly comfortable sending my son there. He had so much fun and talked about his one counselor Koa non-stop!

Carrie Webster

We’ve loved having RMSC be an extension of our bubble in these crazy times, and we are so appreciative of all the extra organization and coordination you all have done to make it a safe, healthy, wholesome, and FUN place for my son to spend his summer days. The programming is so well-crafted for maximum engagement – with each week’s themes, different parts of my son’s personality have been highlighted. The care with which it is all put together and shared with the kids is so clear in the way he’s absorbed the information. You’ve planted seeds in his brain that have taken root; as parents, it’s the best kind of support to have.

Anonymous

ABOUT CAMPS AT RMSC

RMSC MEMBER Benefit

Members receive advanced registration on all Full Day Camps. Not a member?  Become a member today to access advanced registration throughout the year.

Experienced Educators

Our camp Instructors are certified school teachers, museum professionals and/or experts in the field who share our passion for life-long learning. In addition to the lead Instructor, each classroom is supported by our teaching Assistants and youth volunteers. Our camper to staff ratio is 5:1.

HANDS-ON EXPLORATION

Curiosity Camps let your camper discover science as a fun, creative way to explore the wonders of our world. With the RMSC as their playground, campers have access to the Museum & Science Center’s unique collections and team of specialists, hundreds of interactive exhibits, shows at the RMSC Strasenburgh Planetarium, and scientists from our community.

EXTENDED CARE OPTIONS

Extended Care is available Monday—Friday both before and after the regular camp day. Options are: Before Care from 7:45-9am and/or After Care from 4:15-5:30pm. Registration for Extended Care is required. To register for individual days of Extended Care, please contact our Guest Services team at 585.271.4320.


CURIOSITY CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS

The RMSC is a place that inspires and equips students to follow their own curiosity, where they can experience new delight and wonder upon each visit or dive into specific subjects to participate in solving the deepest challenges of our times. It is a place where each learner is encouraged to follow their own unique journey.

Financial assistance is available for programming across the RMSC. Scholarships are available for school groups within Monroe County, as well as individuals who would like to attend RMSC Curiosity Camp. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. 

Applications for Summer Curiosity Camps are accepted on a rolling basis and are dependant on available funds. 

The RMSC is grateful to our many generous donors who make this support possible: