Summer Camps
Summer campers viewing the Yale Peabody Museum's ornithology collections
Summer campers exploring rocks at the shore
Summer campers digging for fossils

Summer Camps for children entering Grades 1-7

All 2017 Peabody Summer Camps are FULL. We are no longer accepting registrations.   The Summer Camp Waitlist is also FULL. 

Summer is a time of growth and discovery, and summer camps are the source of countless enriching and memorable experiences for children. At the Yale Peabody Museum, summer camp provides the opportunity to learn about natural and cultural history in a relaxed setting, through fun and engaging hands-on experiences. The Museum’s world-class collections and exhibits serve as a truly unique backdrop to each week’s programs. While some camps focus on a specific topic or set of skills, others are broad surveys of everything the Peabody has to offer!


Summer Camp FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) 


Summer Camp Listings

Summer Camp Offerings 

Summer Camp Calendar


Camp Fees:

$290 (weekly) Yale Peabody Museum Members or Yale Employees, $320 (weekly) Non-members

$35 (weekly) Before care and $35 (weekly) After care


A $100 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve a space in each camp program in which your child is registered. If you cancel less than two months before the start of the camp, you will receive a tuition refund minus the $100 non-refundable deposit. If you cancel less than one month of camp no refund will be given.


Click here to make your final camp payment

(due by June 30 for all camps). 


All health and medication forms and outstanding balances for all sessions of camp are due by June 30, 2017. 

Health & Medication Forms

As a state certified camp, we are required to have a physical form on file for every camper.  We now accept school physical forms completed within the last three years.  These must be signed and stamped by the child’s physician and must include a record of immunizations.  Click here for an example of an acceptable camp physical form: Camp Physical Form


For campers who will need prescription and/or nonprescription medications (epipen, benadryl, inhalers, Tylenol, etc) during camp hours, we will need a Camp Authorization for Adminstration of Medication Form completed by the child’s physician for each medication.  We ONLY accept the CAMP authorization of medication form.  We do NOT accept any other forms.  Prescription and/or nonprescription medications must be in the original container and box, labeled with the name of your child, name of the medication, strength, dosage, frequency, authorized prescriber, date of the original prescription and expiration date of the medication.  Place all medications in a ziplock bag labeled with your child’s name.  All medications must be given to camp staff at check-in.



Summer Camp Contact Information 

Event Office/Camp Office