FAM

FAMcamps

Spring Break FAMcamps

FAMcamps for youth ages 6–12 take place in a uniquely Indigenous-centered environment. EVERYONE is welcome to participate—tribal enrollment, descendency or prior knowledge is not required. Members enjoy early registration access and those at the FAMhousehold level and up receive 10% off of tuition for youth in their household! All families agree to adhere to guidelines outlined in the FAMcamp Family Handbook.

Spring Break Registration Dates

  • Members-only registration began Monday, Jan. 9 at 10 a.m. Become a member today!
  • Non-member registration begins Monday, Jan. 16 at 10 a.m.
  • Registration closes on Monday, Feb. 27 or once full. All FAMcamp courses are limited to 12 students.

NEW! Summer Break Registration Dates

  • Members-only registration begins Monday, March 6 at 10 a.m. Become a member today!
  • Non-member registration begins Monday, March 13 at 10 a.m.
  • Registration closes two weeks prior to start of each camp or once full. FAMcamp courses are limited to 12 students.
  • Week-long summer camps will run June 5 through Aug. 4 with a break for the week of July 4. Session descriptions coming soon!
FAMcamp Sessions

Ages 6–8

Tell Me About It! Visual Storytelling with Ranger Wahkinney
Monday–Wednesday, March 13–15 | 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Instructor Jared Wahkinney (Comanche), Park Guide, Oklahoma City National Memorial
$130 | Register Here
10% discount for FAMhousehold members and above

Roll Camera, Roll Sound…Rolling! Get your campers ready to tell their stories through their lens. Learn about visual storytelling concepts through photography projects and other visual lessons from National Park Rangers.

Native Art Adventures
Thursday and Friday, March 16–17 | 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Instructor Adrienne Lalli Hills (Wyandotte)
$90 | Register Here
10% discount for FAMhousehold members and above

Engage the world of Indigenous art, design and performance. Your young artist will draw inspiration from the FAM exhibitions to create their own paintings, sculpture and multimedia works of art.

Ages 8–10

Color Lab
Monday–Wednesday, March 13–15 | 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Instructor Molly Tovar (Comanche descendant)
$130 | Register Here
10% discount for FAMhousehold members and above

Ignite your camper’s interest in science, art and culture! Your budding scientist will explore chemistry and culture as they learn about First American dye making.

Stickball 101
Thursday and Friday, March 16–17 | 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Instructor Ace Greenwood (Chickasaw/Cherokee)
$90 | Register Here
10% discount for FAMhousehold members and above

Let’s get ready to rumble! In this action-packed camp, your camper will learn basic skills and strategy through demonstrations, drills and scrimmages. Students are required to bring their own opaque mouth guard to camp each day.

Ages 10–12

Stickball Heroes
Monday and Tuesday, March 13–14 | 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Instructor Ace Greenwood (Chickasaw/Cherokee)
$90 | Register Here
10% discount for FAMhousehold members and above

Let’s get ready to rumble! In this action-packed camp, your camper will learn basic skills and strategy through demonstrations, drills and scrimmages. Students are required to bring their own opaque mouth guard to camp each day.

N8V Fashion
Wednesday–Friday, March 15–17 | 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Instructor Tresa Gouge (Muscogee/Seminole)
$130 | Register Here
10% discount for FAMhousehold members and above

Have a passion for fashion? Your camper will draw inspiration from the galleries to imagine contemporary creations and wearables. No sewing or beading experience needed! Students should bring their own blank, white Vans-like slides to decorate for the class. 

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.

FAM is an approved Learning Fund vendor. To apply your funds, please enter your child’s Epic ID number during registration. At checkout, enter discount code epicFAMcamp. 

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. Before and after care may be available for an additional fee. 

Yes, upon registration you may reserve your child’s spot in before (8–9 a.m.) and after (4–5 p.m.) camp care for $5/day per camper.

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 full 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 [email protected]. Refund requests will not be accepted via phone or mail.
  • 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.
  • Those using Epic Learning Funds are not eligible for scholarships.