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Camp Update

Summer Camps will follow current state and federal health guidelines and apply a range of safety measures to mitigate health risks. For the 2022 camp season, each camper must be considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 OR receive a negative COVID-19 test result from a test completed within 72 hours of the first day of each camp. Guardians will need to attest that the campers meet these requirements prior to attending camp and should be prepared to provide visual proof upon request. Additional precautions may include health and temperature screenings, mask requirements, physical distancing and increase sanitation efforts. Visit Summer Camps Frequently Asked Questions for more information on current guidelines. Guardians will receive additional updates to camp safety guidelines when camp packets are emailed in June.

Please note that all summer camps are subject to change or cancellation depending on COVID-19 restrictions. Refunds will not be granted if campers are not able to attend camp due to a failure to meet the COVID-19 safety requirements.

Overview

The Museum offers a limited number of scholarships for camp. Potential applicants do not need to register for the summer camp in which they are interested at this time. Grade levels stated in camp descriptions are for the upcoming school year (2022–2023). Please double-check to make sure that you apply for the appropriate grade level. We cannot make exceptions.

Scholarship applications and letters must be received by 5:00pm Wednesday, January 26, 2022. All eligible applicants will be entered into a lottery drawing. All scholarship applicants will be notified by email on or before Wednesday, February 16th.

In order to accept an awarded scholarship, recipients must contact summercamps@naturalsciences.org to set up an appointment to register for the camp and pay the camp fee with a MasterCard or VISA.


To Apply for “Digging Up Dinosaurs” Summer Camps Scholarship

This is a unique, full scholarship opportunity for rising kindergartners who are dinosaur aficionados and whose families meet certain economic criteria. Applicants can choose from three camp dates: June 20-24, June 27-July 1 or July 11-15, 2022.

Application process:

  1. Ask your child’s teacher or non-family member to complete the Letter of Recommendation.
  2. Complete Application for Digging Up Dinosaurs Summer Camps Scholarship. Application will ask you to confirm the following criteria:
    • Your child must be entering kindergarten fall 2022.
    • Your child must be able to attend the camp on June 20-24, June 27-July 1 or July 11-15, 2022.
    • Your child must be from a low to moderate income family. Requirements vary by county:
      • Wake or Johnston Counties: family income of less than $67,445 per year.
      • Franklin, Nash, Edgecombe or Wayne Counties: family income of less than $42,540 per year.
      • For other N.C. counties, please contact summercamps@naturalsciences.org.
    • Upon the awarding of the scholarship, submit a $20.00 fee to hold your child’s space in the camp. Payment will be due upon acceptance of scholarship or on February 16th. This fee will be refunded on the last day of the camp provided your child attends.

Scholarship applications and letters must be received by 5:00pm Wednesday, January 26, 2022. All scholarship applicants will be notified by email on or before Wednesday, February 16th.

Letter of Recommendation Scholarship Application.

To Apply for a Partial Scholarship for rising K – 12th grade

Partial scholarships are open to any rising kindergartner though twelfth grader.

You will need to:

  1. Choose a camp from our Summer Camps List.
  2. Ask your child’s teacher or non-family member complete the Letter of Recommendation.
  3. Complete Application for Partial Summer Camps Scholarship.
    • Determine how much you will contribute towards camp tuition. Payment will be due upon acceptance of scholarship or on February 16th.
    • Have the guardian write a short statement explaining extenuating circumstances.
    • With guardian’s assistance, have the child write a short statement why they would like to attend the summer camp.

Scholarship applications and letters must be received by 5:00pm Wednesday, January 26, 2022. All scholarship applicants will be notified by email on or before Wednesday, February 16th.

Letter of Recommendation Partial Scholarship Application

Scholarship Benefactors

Scholarships are made possible thanks to donations from Biogen Foundation, PNC Foundation and other private sources.

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