Frazier History Museum

Summer Camps 2016

Registration is closed for Summer Camp 2016 - We hope to see you next year! 

Join us for a fun-filled summer so full of making, playing, exploring, and meeting amazing guest presenters, that you won’t even realize you’re learning!  Summer Camps are designed for rising 1st through 6th graders (please see individual camp descriptions for suggested age range). 

All camp sessions are:

  • taught by professional educators
  • limited to 18 children
  • run from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., with the option for extended care until 5:30 p.m. 

“My daughter said, ‘I wish every week could be Frazier Camp week!’ "

“Your camps are by far one of the best in the city! And we always come away learning something new and developing a new interest.”

Day Camps:


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History through the Arts (August 1-5)

Grades 1-6

Explore history through different eyes – and ears.  In this series of day camps, we’ll explore different times and cultures through their creative arts.  (Come for just one day or join us for all five!)

  • Monday- Sculpture
  • Tuesday - Photos to Film
  • Wednesday - Music
  • Thursday -Visual Art
  • Friday - Architecture





Week Camps:


Chicks Rule (June 20-24)

Grades 1-6

Spend the week discovering HERstory: history from a girl’s point of view!  We’ll celebrate clever queens, pretty princesses, and daring damsels from ancient to modern times by exploring the arts, fashions, struggles, and accomplishments of their lives.  Special guest artists will lead campers in arts, crafts, and fashion activities.








From Page to Stage (June 27- July 1)

Grades 3-6

Everyone loves to watch our actors bring history to life through drama.  Now campers will have an all-access pass to learn just how they do it!  The actors will explain how they choose characters, create a costume, research and write a script, and learn their lines.  Each day campers will work with museum staff to develop their own short, history-themed play which will be performed for friends and family on Friday afternoon.







Stranger Than Fiction (July 11-15 & July 25-29)

Grades 1-3

Did you know the U.S. Army tried to use camels in the 1800’s? Or that there was a patented Fire Escape Parachute Hat? Or that the longest painting in the world was painted in Louisville? Really, we can’t make this stuff up, but we’ll have a great time sharing and recreating some the most unbelievable things from the past.  We’ll build, play, imagine, and laugh our week away with some truly amazing discoveries.

The July 25-29 session of Stranger than Fiction is SOLD OUT! There is currently space in the July 11th session. 






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EVEN STRANGER Than Fiction (July 11-15 & July 25-29)

Grades 4-6

Believe it or not, history still gets stranger.  Mummy powder, mermaid hoaxes, mail delivery missiles and more are awaiting the discovery of our intrepid older campers, as we build, laugh, and learn our week away. 

The July 11-15 session of EVEN STRANGER than Fiction is SOLD OUT! There is currently space available in the July 25th session.







Wizards and Jedi and Time Lords . . . Oh My! (July 18-22)

Grades 3-6

A long time ago in a galaxy not so far away, you’ll discover some amazing things.  What do Harry Potter, Star Wars, and Doctor Who have to do with Medieval Europe, the Samurai of Japan, and Ancient Egypt?  You’ll be surprised. Journey with us to an alternate universe filled with magic and wonder, while we learn amazing things about our very own.  







Extended Care:

Need a little extra time?  Frazier Museum Summer Camp now offers an extended care option from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.  During this post-camp “chill out” time, children will enjoy camp-themed movies, books, and simple art projects, all under the supervision of paid summer staff.  Fee: $50 per week.

Camp Fees:

Day Camp Fees: June 13-17 and August 1-5

  • Museum Members - $35
  • Non-Members - $40
  • Extended Care: $10 per day

Week Long Camp Fees:

  • Museum Members - $175
  • Non-Members - $200
  • Extended Care: $10 per day
  • Combo Family Membership with week of camp (one-year Membership; new members only) - $245

Become a member and save!

If you are not yet a Frazier Member and are thinking of registering your child for summer camp, please consider this great offer: you can purchase a Family Membership for only $44 with the purchase of a full week summer camp registration.  This means that for just an additional $44, your family can enjoy all the benefits of a Frazier Family Membership for the next year! The regular price of a Frazier Family Membership is $79, so this is a great deal! 

To Register: 

Registration is closed for Summer 2016. Thank you!


Confirmation Process:

  • Once the museum processes your payment, you will receive an confirmation e-mail with two attachments: a receipt of payment and a Participation Form.
  • Campers who are new to our program will also receive a Participation Form. Please fill out and return the form within two weeks of the start of camp.

Cancellation Policy:

  • In case of cancellation, a $20 administrative fee is retained.
  • If cancellation occurs within two weeks of camp date, a refund will be given only if the camp spot can be filled.  Please note that the $20 administrative fee, noted above, is retained. Extended care is non-refundable. 

Videos of Summer Camp:

Want to know what your kids will experience when they sign up for a Frazier Summer Camp? The Courier-Journal highlighted our "Spies, Sleuths and Sneaks" and "Chicks Rule" camps! Take a look to see the fun that awaits at the Frazier Museum!