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FAMcamps

Spring Break FAMcamps

Members get EARLY ACCESS starting January 8, 2024. (Become a Member)
Get the early access link: Email: camp@famok.org or Call (405) 594-2156

Members at the FAMhousehold level and above receive a 25% discount on tuition. All members enjoy priority registration through Sunday, Jan. 14. Spaces will fill quickly, so take advantage of this advance registration period. 

Spring Break FAMcamps (March 18–22, 2024) | Two and Three-Day Sessions 

Learn about First American arts, cultures, and science at FAM! Students of ALL backgrounds are invited to participate in our sessions led by educators and culture bearers. Members enjoy priority registration and those at the FAMhousehold level and above receive 25% off tuition for youth in their families. All families agree to adhere to the guidelines outlined in the FAMcamp Family Handbook. 

NEW!
FAM is offering a workshop for teens ages 13 to 17 during spring break.
Learn more >

Registration Dates 

  • Members-only registration takes place Monday, Jan. 8 – Jan. 14, 2024 
  • General registration begins Monday, Jan. 15, 2024 
  • Registration closes March 3, 2024 or once full 

FAMcamp Cost 

  • Two-day camp: $90 
  • Three-day camp: $135 
  • FAM members at the FAMhousehold level and above receive a 25% discount 
  • Scholarships up to 75% off are based on financial need—families may apply for these discounts during registration 

Additional Information 

  • All camps take place in person at FAM, located in Oklahoma City, OK 
  • No before or after care; this option will return in summer 2024 
  • Students must bring their lunch each day 

Questions? Email camp@famok.org or call (405) 594-2156.  

FAMcamp Sessions

Ages 6 to 8 

Stoodis Sports 
Monday, March 18–Tuesday, March 19 | 9 a.m.–4 p.m. 
Inspiration Studio 
Instructor Ashley Stick (Chickasaw Nation) 
$90 | Scholarships Available/FAMhousehold Members and up receive 25% discount  

 Play customary sports and games, such as chunkey and Cherokee Marbles, as well as not-so-traditional favorites like potato dancing and Hungry Hungry Stickballers. Through movement, storytelling, and art activities, campers will learn about the 39 tribal nations in Oklahoma and the Four Rs: Respect, Responsibility, Relationship, and Reciprocity. 

Dance Party 
Wednesday, March 20–Friday, March 22 | 9 a.m.–4 p.m. 
Inspiration Studio 
Instructor Briana Sayles (Delaware Tribe) 
$135 | Scholarships Available/FAMhousehold Members and up receive 25% discount
 
 
Let’s get moving! This session will focus on creative movement and connecting students with their own artistic expression. Students will have the opportunity to learn about various dances and work together to create a final performance that both represents and celebrates who they are and where they come from. Students will leave the class with a deeper understanding of the many ways dance and movement can be a significant and valuable part of culture and community, both in Oklahoma and around the world. 

Ages 8 to 10 

Culture Crew 
Monday, March 18–Tuesday, March 19 | 9 a.m.–4 p.m. 
Innovation Studio 
Instructor Ace Greenwood (Chickasaw Nation/Cherokee) 
$90 | Scholarships Available/FAMhousehold Members and up receive 25% discount  

Together with Coach Ace, campers will engage in a range of art activities, traditional sports and dances while learning about the important cultural values that they represent. Youth of all backgrounds are invited to broaden their understanding of and respect for the cultural practices of 39 tribes in Oklahoma today.  

Science Studio 
Wednesday, March 20–Friday, March 22 | 9 a.m.–4 p.m. 
Innovation Studio 
Instructor Theresa Mosier (Cherokee Nation) 
$135 | Scholarships Available/FAMhousehold Members and up receive 25% discount  

Art meets science in this tinkering camp for young inventors! Campers will hone their design thinking skills as they create their own contraptions and learn how First Americans have always been scientists and engineers. 

Ages 10 to 12 

Land Protectors  
Monday, March 18–Tuesday, March 19 | 9 a.m.–4 p.m. 
Imagination Studio 
Instructor Tresa Gouge (Muscogee Nation/Seminole) 
$90 | Scholarships Available/FAMhousehold Members and up receive 25% discount  

Campers in this session will learn how First American cultures respect and care for nature, meet real-life land protectors, and discover how they can advocate for the natural world around them. Art, science and cultural activities will enliven the session to ensure hands-on fun! 

BIG ART 
Wednesday, March 20–Friday, March 22 | 9 a.m.–4 p.m. 
Imagination Studio 
Instructor Chad “Nish” Earles (Caddo Nation) 
$135 | Scholarships Available/FAMhousehold Members and up receive 25% discount  

Together with muralist and culture bearer Chad “Nish” Earles, students will draw inspiration from graphic design, street art, and First American artists to create monumental, collaborative works of art. Students will enjoy additional cultural activities, such as Caddo dances.  

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! we offer scholarships between 25-75% off of tuition. The registration form includes an assessment of family need. If you qualify, you will receive a discount code to apply to your total.

Yes, FAM is an approved Epic Charter Schools vendor. Families may apply learning funds by entering the code epicLF at checkout. No payment will be due at time of registration. Scholarships and other discounts are not eligible toward Learning Fund payment. FAM will invoice Epic Charter Schools for the full amount of your session(s). Families with insufficient Learning Funds or who disenroll from Epic Charter Schools are responsible for the remaining balance.

No. Youth of all backgrounds will enjoy and benefit from participation in FAMcamps. As part of our mission, we invite all of our community members to attend and learn about First American arts, culture and knowledge!

Each FAMcamp mini-session will take place 9–4 p.m. 

No two days are the same at FAMcamp. Your child can expect a fun-filled day that balances learning and hands-on activities with fun opportunities for free-form play and socialization. Stickball camps will include indoor activities during the hottest parts of the day.

Example day:

8–9 | Before camp care: Reading time and free play

9–10 | Camp theme-focused activity

10–10:30 | “Brain break” activity: Dance it out!

10:30–11:30 | Exhibition scavenger hunt/tour

11:30–12 | Lunch time

12–2 | Camp theme-focused activity

2–3 | Age-appropriate documentary screening

3:30–4 | “Brain Break” activity: Artmaking

3:30–4 | Guest speaker/performer and camp theme-focused activity

  • A refund will be issued with a written request sent at least two weeks (14 days) before the start of the camp. All requests must be sent to learn@famok.org. Refund requests will not be accepted via phone or mail.

  • Each registration includes a $50 nonrefundable deposit. In the case of a cancellation, your refund will not include this deposit.

  • No refund will be issued if a refund request is after two weeks (14 days) before the start of camp.

  • Except in the case of camp cancellations, transfers are not permitted.

  • Transfers or refunds are not provided in the case of camper’s missed days due to illness or other circumstances.

  • In the case of inclement weather, a cancellation may be unavoidable. FAM will contact parents via email in the case that the museum must close.

  • Should a camp not reach sufficient enrollment, it may be cancelled. Families registered will be notified via email and a refund will be issued within one week.

Scholarships
  • Need-based scholarships of 25-75% off are available. Please be prepared to provide documentation of need, such as proof of public/tribal assistance (SNAP, housing subsidy, etc.).
  • Use the registration link to apply for scholarships. If you qualify, you will receive a discount code to apply to your total.
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