Summer Camp

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Due to very generous sponsors, we have additional spots available for our summer camp scholarship program. If you would like to register your rising 1st-6th grader in summer Discovery Camp but the registration cost is prohibitive, please email OR text 740.908.6446 for more information.

Ohio Valley Museum of Discovery (OVMoD) Summer Discovery STEAM Camp Handbook

Ages: Rising 1st – 6th graders

Camp site: Ohio Valley Museum of Discovery

Address: 67 Columbus Rd. Athens, OH

Dates: Monday, June 12 – Friday, June 16 AND Tuesday, June 20 – Saturday, June 24, 2023

Time: Drop off 8:30-9:00am; Pick up 12:00pm

Cost: $150 per week. (Scholarships are available) Payments can be made via PayPal with a credit card or at first drop off with a check. Checks can also be mailed to 67 Columbus Road, Athens, OH. Contact with any questions.

OVMoD Summer Discovery Camp will feature STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, & Mathematics) topics and activities with special guests like scientists, artists, and more!

What to Bring

  • Clothing: Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes that are appropriate for outside play and discovery. No open-toed shoes, please. We will be getting messy! Camp will be held rain or shine with cancellations for inclement weather communicated to participants via text or phone call.
  • Mask* (optional)
  • Water bottle
  • Hand sanitizer (we will have this available as well)
  • A healthy snack
  • A raincoat or hoodie on rainy days
  • A sun hat or baseball cap
  • Bring or wear sunscreen
  • Bring or wear insect repellent
  • A towel on Water Day

What NOT to Bring

  • Digital devices
  • Playing cards
  • Weapons or toy weapons of any kind
  • Toys or items that could be broken or lost outside
  • Gum or candy
  • Pets (Service Animals are welcome)
  • Alcohol, drugs, and tobacco products

Our Host Site

OVMoD Summer Discovery Camp is hosted at the brand new OVMoD Discovery Campus. As one of the first groups to utilize the newly renovated museum building, we will clean up thoroughly each day, respecting the museum home and beautiful outdoor space. Thank you!

Health and Safety Plan


The Camp Director or Senior Staff will hold all medication. Children are not allowed to be in possession of any prescription or non-prescription medication. Prescription medication, including inhalers and epi-pens, must be clearly labeled in its original container, and accompanied by a statement signed and dated by the doctor explaining exact dosage, directions, and time to be administered. 

Over the counter medication may be dispensed with signed permission and dosages from the caregiver or guardian.

Camp staff will treat minor injuries with such as small cuts, bumps, and insect bites and will report injuries to caregivers at camp pick up. If the injury needs further treatment, the Camp Director will contact the caregiver, guardian, or emergency contact.

*COVID-19 Protocols:

Museum staff will closely monitor local and regional COVID trends and will seek health advice from local officials prior to the start of camp. Final assessments will be communicated to camp families within two weeks of camp date.

COVID policies are subject to change based on available information and local, state, and federal guidelines at the time of camp. 

We are unable to offer refunds after June 5, 2023, as camp materials will be purchased prior to the start of camp.