FAMcamps | Ages 6–8
All camps run 9 a.m.–4 p.m. with before and after care available. Camp tuition is $225 per week, with a 10% discount for members at the FAMhousehold and above. Families may request need-based scholarships (25–75% off) during registration, prompting a discount code to apply to the total upon checkout. Registration for each camp closes two weeks prior to the first day of the session or once filled.
June 19–23 | 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Instructor Ashley Stick (Chickasaw)
Get off your tablet and onto the field with Coach Ashley! Your young athlete will learn to appreciate healthy eating and living, build their teamwork skills, make new friends and discover the world of Indigenous games and sports. Campers will play stickball and other games that emphasize cultural values and being active. As the afternoon heat sets in, campers will enjoy sports-related trips to the exhibitions and art activities in the studio.
June 26–30 | 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
We have always been architects, engineers and inventors! Your camper will flex their STEM-thinking skills through hands-on activities and design challenges. The camp will focus on the scientific achievements of Mound Builder cultures, traditional indigenous ingenuity and contributions today by First Americans in robotics, space travel and more.
Native Art Adventures I
July 10–14 | 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Engage the world of Indigenous art and design! Your young artist will draw inspiration from the FAM exhibitions to create their own paintings, sculpture and multimedia works of art. Campers will leave with a new appreciation for First American artforms and confidence in their own creativity. Due to high interest, another week of Native Art Adventures will take place July 31 to Aug. 4 will feature new projects under the same theme.
July 17–21 | 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
From butterflies to bison and river cane and roly-polies, our tribal nations have always had close relationships with other living beings. In this camp, your young scientist will explore the plant and animal world through Indigenous eyes. Campers will learn the basics of biology, ecology and conservation through hands-on activities in the lab, on the FAM Mound and in the galleries.
July 24–28 | 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Instructor Teresa Mosier (Cherokee)
Discover the magic of stories through art, play and creative writing activities! Your young storyteller will flex their literacy muscles through hands-on exploration of Indigenous children’s books while also creating illustrations, making zines and exploring the museum’s galleries. Campers will discover how Indigenous people share stories that delight, instruct and share cultural values.
Native Art Adventures II
July 31–Aug. 4 | 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Engage the world of Indigenous art and design! Your young artist will draw inspiration from the FAM exhibitions to create their own paintings, culture and multimedia works of art. Campers will leave with a new appreciation for First American artforms and confidence in their own creativity. This is an encore presentation of the camp offered in July 10–14. Projects will be different than the first week of Native Art Adventures.