FAM

FAMcamps

Registration for summer 2022 FAMcamps is now closed. Join our mailing list to receive updates about future offerings.

About FAMcamps

These learning experiences for youth ages 5–13 take place in a uniquely Indigenous-centered environment. Taught by experienced educators, each thematic course focuses on arts and culture, health and wellness and STEM. Members enjoy early registration access and those at the FAMhousehold level and up receive 10% off of tuition for youth in their household! Tribal enrollment or First American descendancy is not required to enroll or apply for a scholarship—all are welcome.

All families agree to observe policies outlined in the FAMcamp Family Handbook

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Tuition & Scholarships
  • The base price for camps is $225 per week for non-members; $202.50 for members at the FAMhousehold level and above
  • Need-based scholarships ranging between 20–90% off are available (qualifying members may apply the 10% discount on top of scholarships)
  • Apply for a scholarship before you register for a camp. Allow at least three business days for the scholarship process.
FAMcamp registration is now closed and we are no longer accepting scholarship applications. Check back soon for upcoming offerings!

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! Need-based scholarships will range from 20–90% off $225, the regular cost of tuition. We anticipate that up to two thirds of all campers will receive a scholarship. Members at the FAMily level and above will also receive a 10% discount on reduced tuition.

Families may receive one scholarship per camper each season. Scholarships are awarded on a rolling basis, with an application available here. If awarded a scholarship, you will receive a unique discount code to use when registering for a camp.

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 EPICsummer2022 and FAM will invoice your account. All Learning Fund purchases are due Sunday, May 22. Those paying with Learning Funds may also apply for a scholarship—allow three business days for your scholarship request to be processed. 

Snacks are included with tuition and meals are available for purchase for $60 during the registration process. Boxed lunches include healthy options from Thirty Nine restaurant.

Families who do not purchase meals will need to provide a ready-to-eat lunch each day for their camper. Refrigeration and microwaving is not available. 

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 session will take place Monday through Friday from 9–4 p.m. Before and after care may be available for an additional fee. We will offer seven sessions of camps between June 6 and July 29. We will not offer FAMcamp during the week of July 4. 

Yes, upon registration you may reserve your child’s spot in before (8–9 a.m.) and after (4–5:30 p.m.) camp care for each camper per week. The cost of before and after-camp care is waived for scholarship recipients at 50% discount and above.

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 learn@famok.org. 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.
FAMcamp Sessions

FAMcamp will return for spring break 2023!

Teen Guides

Teen Guides are part-time employees of First Americans Museum who support staff and FAMcamp instructors in the delivery of camp programs. Duties include preparing studio and classroom spaces, leading simple camp activities and games and supervising youth participants. In addition to paid job experience, Teen Guides will enjoy mentorship from FAM staff and guest speakers and cultural education activities to prepare them for future college, career and civic success.

The application period for Teen Guides is closed. Check back next year!