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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, including smaller camp sizes, mask requirements, moving camps into larger rooms, keeping different camp sessions and staff separated and increasing sanitation efforts. Guardians will be updated on our current 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.

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 (2021–2022). 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 27, 2021. All eligible applicants will be entered into a lottery drawing. All scholarship applicants will be notified by email on or before Wednesday, February 17th.

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. Two camp dates are available: June 21-25 or July 12-16, 2021.

Application process:

    1. Ask your child’s teacher or non-family member 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 2021.
      • Your child must be able to attend the June 21-25 or July 12-16 camp.
      • 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 February 17th. This fee will be refunded on the last day of the camp provided your child attends.

We are no longer accepting applications for our Digging Up Dinosaurs scholarship program.


To Apply for a Partial Scholarship for rising K – 9th grade

Partial scholarships are open to any rising kindergartner though ninth 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 February 17th.
    • 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 27, 2021. All scholarship applicants will be notified by email on or before Wednesday, February 17th.

We are no longer accepting applications for our partial scholarship program.

Scholarship Benefactors

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

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