Kids Camp Winter 2022 – Spring 2023

Kids Camp Winter

The Museum offers an extra special camp experience during the deep months of winter. Camps provide hands-on fun for your child when school is out for the holidays. Offering K-1st grade and 2nd-3rd grade camp experiences.

Spots are still available in Kids Camp Winter 2022! Scroll down for dates, descriptions and registration links.

Los campamentos infantiles Kids Camps del Museo High Desert sólo están disponibles en inglés.

Five-day camps:
$300, $365 with extended care
Members receive 20% discount

We are requiring all Kids Camp participants ages 5 and older to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Please see sidebar or keep scrolling for more details.

*If your desired camp is sold out, please fill out the waiting list here and we will contact you in the event of a cancelation.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 19 – FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23

Winter Wonderlands
Where do animals go in the winter? Do you know what lies beneath the snow? How do humans combat the cold? Explore all that winter offers across the High Desert.

Winter Wonderlands Kindergarten – 1st grade: BOOK NOW
Winter Wonderlands 2nd – 3rd grades: BOOK NOW

Kids Camp Spring Break

Looking for a fun learning experience for your kids during spring break? Look no further!

Los campamentos infantiles Kids Camps del Museo High Desert sólo están disponibles en inglés.

MONDAY, MARCH 27 – FRIDAY, MARCH 31

Our Animal Neighbors (K-1st)
Find out who lives in your neighborhood by observing animals closely around the Museum. What can we learn about our animal neighbors?

Jaws and Claws (2nd-3rd)
Adaptations help animals survive in their unique habitats. Learn about special adaptations like jaws and claws of animals in the High Desert.

Junior Biologist (4th-5th)
Scat, tracks and skulls, oh my! Learn about wild animals using tools like trail cameras, track manuals and observation. Get up close to the wild animals who live in the Museum’s care.

$300, $365 with extended care
Members receive 20% discount

Registration will be selected through a lottery system. Registration lottery opens Thursday, December 1 at 9:00 am and closes Monday, December 12 at 5:00 pm. Caregivers will be notified by Wednesday, December 14 via email if their child(ren) have been selected for Spring Break Kids Camp. Once registration status is confirmed, caregivers must provide payment by Saturday, December 31 or the registration will be forfeited to the next child on the waitlist.

We are requiring all Kids Camp participants ages 5 and older to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Please see sidebar or keep scrolling for more details.

Standard day: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
(Dropoff 8:30 am – 9:00 am)
Extended care: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Members receive a 20% discount on programs and events! Become a member today!

COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we have remained committed to maintaining a safe and healthy environment. As such, we are now requiring all Kids Camp participants ages 5 and older to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. All staff and teen volunteers must also meet these requirements.

To comply with this policy, on or before the starting date of your child’s program, one of the following must be provided to the High Desert Museum:

  1. Proof showing the child is fully vaccinated; or
  2. Negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours (no at-home tests accepted).

Before or during the program, if your child presents any COVID-19 symptoms including fever, cough or congestion, we ask that you keep your child at home and notify Museum staff. Youth and staff, regardless of vaccination status, will be excluded from camps for 10 days after exhibiting possible COVID symptoms or testing positive. We are following policies set by the Oregon Health Authority for day camps.

If you have any questions, please email info@highdesertmuseum.org or call 541-382-4754 ext. 255.

KIDS CAMP CANCELLATION POLICY:

If you must cancel your registration for any reason, please notify the Museum as soon as possible. If you cancel, more than three weeks out, you will receive a 75% refund. A 50% refund will be given to cancellations made two weeks prior to the first day of camp. Cancellations made less than two weeks prior to the first day of camp will not be refunded. Be aware that refunds will not be given for partial or unattended days.

If the High Desert Museum cancels the program for any reason, you will receive a full refund.

Kids Camp FAQs

High Desert Museum TAX ID: 51-0179336

The High Desert Museum is moving to a lottery for camp registration in a dedicated effort to make it a more equitable system for all families. All caregivers will have an equal chance of getting their child in a camp regardless of factors like internet capability.

In the lottery system, registrants have an equal chance of being selected regardless of when they register within those dates. While caregivers may request multiple weeks of camp, children may not have multiple lottery entries—each child may appear in only one entry.

Trying to enter siblings for the same weeks? No problem! Just enter information for all of your children in one lottery entry. If one of your children is drawn for a spot, we will automatically enroll siblings for the same weeks of camp.