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

Are you looking for a fun and educational program for your children next summer?

Summer Camps for children entering 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th grade.

Summer Camp registration begins on Monday, February 6, 2017.


Camps meet daily from 9 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday.  Before care (8 am to 9 am) and after care (4 pm to 5 pm) services are also available.


All camps meet at the Yale Peabody Museum in New Haven.


Camp Fees:

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

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


Click here to register for summer camps or make your final camp payment



Summer Camp Listings

Click here for the Summer Camps descriptions 

Click here for the Summer Camps calendar



Summer Camp Waitlist

Click here to be placed on a waitlist



Health & Medication Forms (All forms are due 4 weeks before the start of camp)

As a state certified camp we require a health form to be on file for every camper.  We do accept school physical forms completed within the last three years that are signed and stamped by the child’s physician.

Camp Physical Form


Campers needing prescription and/or nonprescription medications (epipen, benadryl, inhalers, Tylenol, etc) during camp will need a completed authorization of medication form 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 its original container and box, labeled with the name of the child, name of the medication, strength, dosage, frequency, authorized prescriber and date of the original prescription.  Place all medication in a ziplock bag labeled with the child’s name.  All medications must be given to camp staff at check-in.

Camp Authorization for Adminstration of Medication Forms


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 program. While some camps focus on a specific topic or set of skills, others are broad surveys of everything the Peabody has to offer!


We ran our first two camps in 2004 and now offer 12 different camp programs. We plan a healthy mix of interactive learning activities, field trips, creative arts and play, with at least some time spent outside each day. Our staff is trained to create an environment that is both physically and emotionally safe, and one in which the experience of every child is important.


Please note that some of our camps will fill by late winter, and most will be full by the end of spring, so don’t hesitate to register or contact us if you are interested. We sincerely hope we can provide your child with opportunities to grow and discover, and experiences to remember fondly for the rest of his or her life.


A limited number of full and partial need-based scholarships are available. To be eligible, those seeking scholarships must apply by Friday, March 31, 2017 (you will be asked to submit copies of your family’s most recent tax documents). To request a scholarship application please email  Other restrictions apply.


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.


Summer Camp Volunteer Opportunity

Youth ages 14 to 17 are eligible to apply for a volunteer position in the Peabody Summer Camp program only.   **Acceptance into the summer camp volunteer program is contingent upon successful summer camp volunteer application and interview. Background checks are not necessary for minors. Email the Summer Camp Director at if you have any questions.


Summer Camp Contact Information


Event Office/Camp Office