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Summer Day Camps

Summer at Thanksgiving Point means an adventure like no other! This year, watch your child transform through fun learning experiences as they discover dinosaurs, create unique art, experiment with topics in STEM, and more! Children will connect with each other and the world around them while making new friends, exploring nature, and meeting the insects and animals that call Thanksgiving Point home. Don’t forget – Thanksgiving Point Members get exclusive Summer Day Camp registration during our Members-only pre-sale from March 1st-7th, as well as a 10% discount all season long.

Keep an eye out for our Signature Summer Camps when browsing! Signature Summer Camps are specifically designed to give campers a fully immersive experience with unique behind the scenes experiences in Thanksgiving Point’s venues.  Look for the Signature Camp designation in grades K-7th below.

Waitlists for 2022 Summer Day Camps are now full. 

Kids Golfing

Golf Camps – SOLD OUT

Join us for a great week of golf for kids of all skill levels, ages 6-15.  Campers will be able to learn and sharpen their skills with a strong emphasis on the fundamentals of iron play, driving, chipping, putting, rules & etiquette. We will also be focusing on fitness, STEM of Golf, and core values learned through playing the game.

Young children learning coding with legos

After Camp Adventures

Campers of all ages can learn and explore in Thanksgiving Point’s venues with museum educators after their camps. Offered each day Monday through Thursday, from 3:00-5:30pm.  Enrollment in Summer Day Camps is required.

Kid on High ropes course

Autism Adventure – SOLD OUT

A fun adventure for youth with autism, ages 11-18 (or entering grades 6th-12th in the fall of 2022). Autism Adventure Camp is $140. Children will grow and connect with other children as they explore in the Museum of Natural Curiosity.

Class Offerings by Age Group

Single Day Camps

Preschool Day Camps for ages 3-5 run from 9:30am-12:00pm on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Each session is $45. Participants must be able to use the bathroom independently.

Super Bugs

Gain a new appreciation for insects, arachnids, and butterflies and learn how mighty these tiny creatures really are. Campers will explore the Butterfly Biosphere learning all about bugs while engaging in games, imaginary play, and crafts.

June 6, 9:30am – SOLD OUT
June 7, 9:30am – SOLD OUT
June 8, 9:30am – SOLD OUT


Discovering Dinos

While exploring the Museum of Ancient Life, campers will discover a variety of amazing dinosaurs. With hands-on activities, they will learn about fossils and what it means to be a paleontologist. Through imaginative play they will investigate dinosaur habitats and behaviors.

June 13, 9:30am – SOLD OUT
June 14, 9:30am – SOLD OUT
June 15, 9:30am – SOLD OUT


Taps and Tunes

Move to the beat! Campers will learn more about music and movement. Through playing instruments, dancing, and making their own instruments, campers will learn about songs that are fast and slow, loud and soft, and more!

June 20, 9:30am – SOLD OUT
June 21, 9:30am – SOLD OUT
June 22, 9:30am – SOLD OUT


Fantastical Fables

Designed to combine learning and curiosity, this camp will have campers listening to stories, playing games, and participating in activities that encourage imagination and exploration.

June 27, 9:30am
June 28, 9:30am
June 29, 9:30am

Dinosaur Adventure

Calling all adventurers! Explore the Museum of Ancient Life, making discoveries about dinosaurs and other ancient animals. As campers journey through time they will draw, read, enjoy a scavenger hunt, and practice thinking and social skills.

*July 5, 9:30am – SOLD OUT
*July 6, 9:30am
*July 7, 9:30am – SOLD OUT


Farm Adventure

On this farm adventure, campers will get a chance to tour Farm Country and get up close encounters with the amazing animals that live there. Not only will they get to develop observation skills and enjoy activities, but they will have that chance to make friends with campers and animals alike.

July 11, 9:30am – SOLD OUT
July 12, 9:30am – SOLD OUT
July 13, 9:30am – SOLD OUT


Fairytale Fun

Explore fantasy stories and bring them to life with interactive STEM activities. As campers adventure through the Museum of Natural Curiosity, they’ll participate in building, science experiments, and imaginative play.

July 18, 9:30am – SOLD OUT
July 19, 9:30am – SOLD OUT
July 20, 9:30am – SOLD OUT


Pony Party

Meet the horses that call Farm Country home! Campers will get a chance to ride the ponies and meet the draft horses that pull our wagon. Equestrian life will be explored as campers look closer, play games, and make crafts.

*July 26, 9:30am – SOLD OUT
*July 27, 9:30am – SOLD OUT
*July 28, 9:30am – SOLD OUT

On the Open Seas

Campers will get to be a pirate for a day as they play in water and go on an adventure to find treasure. As they hoist the sails and scrub the deck, they’ll develop social skills and learn to work as a team.

August 1, 9:30am – SOLD OUT
August 2, 9:30am – SOLD OUT
August 3, 9:30am – SOLD OUT


Our Sensational Senses

Explore the 5 senses in this sensational camp. Campers will learn more about the ways we experience the world. Through songs, games, and fun activities they’ll investigate sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell.

August 8, 9:30am – SOLD OUT
August 9, 9:30am
August 10, 9:30am


Bugs, Bugs, Bugs!

From beetles to butterflies, learn about the wonderful world of bugs. Campers will explore different habitats as they connect with the world around us to learn about some of the amazing creatures in it.

August 15, 9:30am – SOLD OUT
August 16, 9:30am – SOLD OUT
August 17, 9:30am – SOLD OUT


Growing Artists

Discover the art in nature. Campers will foster creativity through crafts, games, and stories as they grow to appreciate the natural world that surrounds them.

August 22, 9:30am
August 23, 9:30am
August 24, 9:30am

*Tuesday-Thursday due to Holiday

Multi-Day Camps

Preschool Multi-Day Camps for ages 3-5 run from 9:30am-12:00pm one day a week for 6 weeks. Each session is $180. Participants must be able to use the bathroom independently.

Turkey Tots

Join us for some fun on the farm as we explore and wonder about the natural world through hands-on and play based learning. We will learn all about healthy living habits as we dig, plant, and explore all about life on the farm.

Thursdays, May 26 – June 30



Outdoor Adventures

In Outdoor Adventures, children will explore and discover the wonders of nature all around us. Children will develop their curiosity muscles through hands-on and play-based exploration of nature and the outdoors. Join us as we discover plants, animals, habitats, and more!

Tuesdays, July 12 – August 16