Summer Camps 2019
Join us for a fun-filled summer so packed with making, playing, exploring, laughing, and meeting amazing guest presenters that you won’t even realize you’re learning!
The Frazier History Museum's 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
“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 Camp Fees:
Fee per Day Camp
Museum Members - $37
Non-Members - $42
Extended Care: $10 per day
Week Long Camp Fees:
Museum Members - $185
Non-Members - $210
Combo Family Membership with week of camp (one-year Membership; new members only) - $255
Extended Care: $10 per day
EXTENDED CARE OPTION
Need a little extra time? Frazier Museum Summer Camp 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. Advance registration required and non-refundable. Fee: $10 per day.
Call (502) 753-5663 to register and pay by phone.
Within one week of registration, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with a receipt of payment and, if your child is new to Frazier Camp, a Participation Form.
Please fill out and return the Participation Form via mail, fax, or e-mail within two weeks of your camp date.
If you do not receive a confirmation notice, please contact the museum at (502) 753-5663.
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 reservations are non-refundable.
JUNE 3 - 7: You Wouldn’t Want to Live In…
Life hasn’t always been like it is now. Our comical and hands-on look at the high and low points will help us decide each day whether we’d actually like to live in a different time period. Luckily for us, getting there is not really an option. (Come for just one day or join us for all five!)
Monday – 1610s
Tuesday – 1790s
Wednesday – 1810s
Thursday – 1900s
Friday – 1950s
JULY 29 - AUGUST 2: History Through the Arts
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 - Visual Art
Tuesday - Photos to Film
Wednesday - Sculptures
Thursday - Music
Friday - Architecture
JUNE 10-14: Chicks Rule
Spend the week discovering HERstory: history from a girl’s point of view! We’ll celebrate clever queens, 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 activities that charm and inspire, and we’ll look ahead to the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage.
June 17 - 21: Page to Stage
Everyone loves to watch our Teaching Artists bring history to life through drama. Now campers will have an all-access pass to learn just how they do it! The Interpreters 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, with the option to perform it in Frazier’s Brown-Forman Theatre on the final day of camp.
JUNE 24 - 28 or JULY 15-19: Spies, Sleuths and Sneaks
Grades 1-3 and Grades 4-6
Cool gadgets, secret codes, far-fetched schemes, and incredible stories. Your mission, if you choose to accept it, will be to uncover the secrets others have tried to hide. Campers will discover undercover maneuvers used from ancient time to the present, meet a real detective to learn the tricks of the trade, and become experts in the art of intrigue.
NOTE: Spaces are very limited in June 24-28 for grades 4-6 and July 15-19 sessions for all age levels. Call 502-753-5660 to check availability.
JULY 8 - 12 or JULY 22 - 26 : Weird Kentuckiana
Grades 1-3 and Grades 4-6
Every place is unique, but our part of the world can be just plain weird! From ventriloquist dummies and a world changing (and now forgotten) magician, to towns like Monkey’s Eyebrow, Santa Claus, and Oddville, we’ll get be getting weird, learning some truly surprising things, and having a blast.
!!!!! BONUS WEEK CAMPS!!!!!
August 5th - 7th, 2019: Puppets in History Camp
Recommended for grades 1-6
Join us for a creative three-day puppet camp for kids. With the help of Jim Henson Foundation Grant-winning puppeteers Zach Bramel and Deva North, along with the Frazier Educational team, campers will make, learn, co-operate and follow their instincts to create original works of puppet theatre.
From the traditional British slapstick of Punch and Judy to The Muppets to the Broadway production War Horse, puppets have a rich history in entertainment that we will explore.
For those families that need a full five days of camp-care this week, we will have two extra days of our traditional and fun Frazier camp available on Thursday, August 8th and Friday, August 9th.
August 5th - 9th, 2019: The Write Side of History Camp
Available for students grades 6 and up (Yes, middle school! You asked, and we listened!)
The most important part of history is the story! Come spend a week at the Frazier to learn the basics of writing about the past in an immersive, week-long experience.
Campers will examine works by celebrated authors and Frazier staff, learn research methods and storytelling craft, and participate in university-style critique, with the end goal of producing an original work of their own. We'll have fun along the way mentoring the younger kids in Puppets in History camp in their own writing process, enjoying live performances with time for Q and A with our talented Teaching Artists, and, as always, making learning fun through games, gallery exploration, and fun with our friends.
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!