Summer Day Camps

Camps take place across Thanksgiving Point 

June-August 2022

Thanksgiving Point member Pre-Sale: March 1st, 2022
General On-Sale: March 8th, 2022





Summer at Thanksgiving Point means there is no chance for the summertime blues! This year, watch your child transform through fun learning experiences as they blast to the past discovering dinosaurs, live in the moment creating unique art, and see the future experimenting with topics in STEM.  Children will connect with each other and the world around them while becoming more confident to reach for their stars as they gain valuable skills that will stay with them, even when summer is gone. 

During our summer camps there is something for every child in your household, and Thanksgiving Point welcomes all children, ages, and abilities. Preschoolers can come join the fun with classes on everything from dinosaurs to music while elementary-aged kids can participate in day or weeklong camps. There are even classes geared toward middle school and high school kids to surely stimulate and engage their minds during the summer. 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.

Class sizes are limited and popular classes fill up quickly, so don't delay. See our FAQs below for more questions and answers! 


Summer Day Camps and COVID-19

We understand that many families likely have concerns about Summer Day Camps and how they are affected by COVID-19. Some of our current strategies for preventing the spread of communicable disease and illness including COVID-19 include:

  • Building a camp culture that takes health and hygiene seriously and keeps the precautions on the front of the minds of campers and staff. 
  • Masks/face coverings are optional. View our full mask policy HERE
  • We will ask that campers with any illness please stay home, as well as participants who have been exposed to a person who is suspected to have contracted coronavirus.




You will receive a confirmation email a week before your camp is scheduled to begin specifying which of the locations to drop-off/pick-up your child

Preschool campers are dropped off and picked up directly at their designated venue as specified in confirmation emails. 

For any questions please email or call 801-768-4971


  • Mask
  • Water bottle
  • Shoes to run in (flip-flops are not recommended)
  • Weather appropriate clothes to explore and play in.
  • Sunscreen – already applied!
  • Thanksgiving Point Institute does not issue refunds for Summer Day Camp registration.
  • Transfers are permitted up to 1 business day or 24 hours in advance with a $10.00 fee based on availability and any cost difference between camps.

  • Substitutions – a neighbor, cousin, sibling, etc. - are accepted up to first day of camp.

  • If a camp is cancelled by Thanksgiving Point Institute due to low enrollment, all fees will be refunded.

  • Online
  • Over the phone – (801) 768-4971
  • In person at the Museum of Ancient Life, 2nd floor, Design and Programming office

Camp curriculum and lesson plans are geared toward the grade your child will be entering into in the Fall of 2021. If you have an older and a younger child you would like to be in the same camp we do allow older children to attend camps one grade lower.

Registration closes two weeks prior to the beginning of camp.

Waitlist for 2021 Summer Camps are now closed. Registration will open for 2022 Summer Camps on March 1st, 2022 for Thanksgiving Point Members and on March 8th for the general public.

Camp sessions vary in price depending on grade, length of day, and days per week. Please check individual camp listings for price information.


  • Lunch is provided for all full-day camps and snacks are provided for all camps.
  • If your child has an allergy, please make sure your medical form is up to date and any allergies are clearly communicated to staff. Depending on the allergy and severity, it may be best to bring a lunch from home.

Our camps promote independent learning and socialization opportunities for your child. If you feel your child is unable to remain in camp without you, it may be best to wait a year before you send them to camp.

Depending on which camp you choose your child could be making and programming a Lego EV3 robot, painting with watercolors in the gardens, catching polliwogs and toads to make observations, collecting insects and plants to research, using software to design and 3D print jewelry, or feeding goats and sheep to learn about adaptations.

All of our campers come home with parent letters with additional resources – websites, books, experiments, and activities – to continue the fun all summer long!

Consider registering for a Signature Camp! As part of Signature Camps, each camper will receive vouchers to come do an activity in the venue their camp is in. With these vouchers, families can participate in an activity that is relevant to what they learned at camp to help the learning continue. 

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