Summer Camps


Key Registration Dates for 2019

  • Complete camp descriptions posted: Monday, February 11
  • Early Member Registration Opens: Monday, February 18
  • Non-Member Registration Opens: Monday, February 25

2019 Summer Camp Schedule

June 3 - 7: Single Day Camps (Ages 8-11)
June 10 - 14: Field Camp (Ages 10-14)
June 17 - 21: Discovery Camp (Ages 8-11) & Zookeeping Camp (Ages 9-11)
June 24 - 28: Discovery Camp (Ages 8-11) & Zookeeping Camp (Ages 12-14)
July 8 - August 2: Little Scientists (Ages 4-7)

Important Registration Information

  • 2019 Summer Camp registration opens February 18 for members; February 25  for non-members. To register between February 18-24, you must include your member* number, located on the back of your member card, on the registration page. 
  • There is NO CODE needed for member discounts; rates are reduced when the member number is added to the form.
  • Except for Field School, all camp registration takes place on one page, and you may register multiple campers for multiple camps at one time.
  • Registration for each camp closes (1) one week prior to the start of that camp.
  • To provide a great experience for all campers, the age requirements for each camp are FIRM, and based on the camper's age as of June 2, 2019.
  • Therefore, you will be required to enter the Date of Birth for each camper during registration. Note that you will only see the camps for which that camper is eligible, based on DOB.

*Need a replacement card? Contact our membership staff at 937.275.7431, ext. 152.
*Need to renew your membership to receive your camp discount? CLICK HERE to renew today!

NOTE: If you purchase a membership online in order to register for Summer Camps, you may use the confirmation code from the email in lieu of the membership number. This will apply any eligible discounts to your total before checking out.

Questions? Call 937.275.7431, ext. 125 or email

Scholarship Application

Concerned about the cost of camp? The Boonshoft Museum will have some need-based funding available for 2019. Applications will be available at the start of registration.

The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery is accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA).

The Boonshoft Museum would like to thank Dayton Children’s for their expert advice in regard to summer camp health policies and procedures, as well as making their expertise available as needed throughout the summer camp season, in accordance with ACA accreditation.

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