Please note, some timed entry slots are selling out, particularly weekends. Get your reservations in early to secure your spot!

Virtual winter Camps

december 14 – 30, 2020

Sign up to attend camp from the comfort of your own home! Campers attending a virtual camp will meet daily via Zoom for the week they are enrolled in camp. Each daily session lasts for 75 minutes and is led by experienced museum educators in small groups to ensure a hands-on and engaging experience.

The best part? Each virtual camp comes with all of the supplies you need! Sign up at least one week in advance and you will receive your supply kit in the mail prior to the beginning of camp.

Think outside the box for a cool winter camp experience with The Durham Museum!

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Registration »

“How To” Register Online
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testimonials »

Have questions or need help registering? Call 402-444-5027

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Winter Camp themes

“The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited”

December 14-18

Spend a (virtual) week in the world of Jim Henson! Each day of camp will feature exhibit tours and activities related to a different project from the great mind of Mr. Henson himself, including The Muppets, Fraggle Rock, Sesame Street, and more! The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited is a traveling exhibition from Museum of the Moving Image.

The following themes are back by popular demand. These virtual camps sold out last summer, so register soon!

Unsolved Mysteries at the museum

December 21-23

History is full of mysteries! This camp will explore some of the greatest mysteries of all time including legendary creatures, mysterious cultures, and mind-boggling structures, while campers learn what it takes to be a true historian.

Myths and Legends

December 28-30

The Loch Ness Monster? Swash-Buckling Pirates? Kings and Queens from distant lands? We’ll dive deep into the stories surrounding these characters, both real and fictional, during this mythical week at camp.

2020 Pricing Information

Each week includes a camp supply kit and a daily 75-minute Zoom session.

virtual 5-day Week

December 14-18, “The Jim Henson Exhibition”
Member: $50 per child
Non-Member: $60 per child

virtual 3-day Week

December 21-23, Unsolved Mysteries at the Museum
December 28-30, Myths and Legends
Member: $35 per child
Non-Member: $40 per child

FAQs

Age Groups: 1st-2nd • 3rd-5th

Please note, these are the grade levels your child is currently in.

Camp Schedule: December 14-18, 21-23 and 28-30
Morning Session
1st-2nd Grade: 10-11:15AM
Afternoon Session
3rd-5th Grade: 1-2:15PM
Cancellation Policy

Full refunds will be granted for cancellations requested two weeks in advance.

Technical Requirements

A computer, tablet, or other device is required with an internet or data connection. A Zoom test connection is recommended prior to camp beginning. A webcam and microphone on the device are encouraged, but campers can follow along without those two components. A link for the daily connection will be sent the week before camp begins with our camp newsletter.

how TO REGISTER

Please review the “How to Register” Instructions, then visit our Online Registration below. If you prefer not to register online, please call or e-mail the Education Department at 402-444-5027 or education@durhammuseum.org.

WINTER Camp Registration Online

Each Winter Camp requires a separate registration. Click the link for the specific camp(s) below.

Week of December 14-18

The Jim Henson Exhibition: 10AM-11:15AM
1st-2nd Grade »
1-2:15PM
3rd-5th Grade »

Week of December 21-23

Unsolved Mysteries at the Museum: 10AM-11:15AM
1st-2nd Grade »
1-2:15PM
3rd-5th Grade »

Week of December 28-30

Myths and Legends: 10AM-11:15AM
1st-2nd Grade »
1-2:15PM
3rd-5th Grade »

TESTIMONIALS

The Durham Museum’s virtual camp programs have received rave reviews from both campers and parents. Check out these great testimonials from this past summer camp experience!

  • “My son participated in many virtual summer camps and other virtual activities, and the Durham’s camp was by far the best. Each day was well-planned, the activities were engaging and age-appropriate, and the teacher was patient and knowledgeable. It was fun to have a summer camp t-shirt even though he was stuck at home. I highly recommend the Durham’s virtual summer camps.”
    – VIRTUAL CAMP PARENT
  • “Our family feels very fortunate to have the Durham Museum in our hometown. The distance learning options have provided us with tremendous insight into the museum and we are excited to continue learning virtually through the summer.”
    – VIRTUAL CAMP PARENT
  • “Our kids in each camp very much enjoyed themselves. It was a great opportunity to get some nicely thought out educational projects and teachings. It was also a great change of pace for them with the whole stay in place situations. They looked forward to it each day.    I must say I was slightly surprised on how well it went being the first round and what I can only guess what a little bit of a scramble to make happen in the crazy time we are going through right now. So great Job Durham Museum you did not disappoint with these two camps.”
    – VIRTUAL CAMP PARENT

We’d love to hear about your camper’s experience! Please email us at education@durhammuseum.org.