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Morris-Jumel Summer Camps 2018

This summer at the Morris Jumel Mansion (MJM) we are offering several camps for youths of all ages. The following are our upcoming summer programs and schedules:

MJM Kids Arts & Movement Camp: July 9-13

MJM Kids Theatre Camp: July 16-20

*MJM Teens Digital Film Camp: July 23- Aug 3

MJM Kids Garden Camp: Aug 6-10

MJM Kids History Camp: Aug 13-17

All of our Kids Camps are one week intensive programs that help to enrich a particular theme, please feel free to sign up for one of the programs or all of them if you’d like. *Our Teens Film Camp is a two week program.

Early enrollment is encouraged as space is limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

There are 5 separate summer camps happening at the Morris Jumel Mansion. Take a look at our descriptions for each one.

All camps run from Monday to Friday10am-1pm. Garden Camp is from 10am-12pm

The following forms must be filled out to have proper registration for all camps:

-Summer Camp Registration Form

-Photo Release Form

Materials for all camps will be provided by their camp educators. All participating students are also encouraged to bring their own snacks and lunches for each session. 



MJM Kids Arts & Movement Camp (July 9-July 13)

Does your child show interest in drawing, painting, illustrating characters or crafting with their hands? This program offers a week long intensive for kids to participate in not only painting and drawing activities but also mask making, printmaking, comics and illustration and also drawing from life here at our beautiful park. This program is offered to not only inspire their creative minds but also teach them some new art practices and techniques. Each class also begins with a special outdoor yoga session. Arts & Movement camp is suitable for children ages 6-12.

Due to a generous grant from Columbia Presbyterians C.H.A.L.K program, all campers will receive a tuition scholarship, but there is a $5 registration fee per child. Campers must commit to a minimum of 4 days of this 5 day program.


MJM Kids Theatre Camp (July 16-20)

This program is calling on theater lovers, aspiring actors, actresses or anyone who wants to have a fun time meeting new friends and putting on a little show! Connecting with our current professional theater program occurring at the Morris-Jumel Mansion, this summer we are offering a 5-day intensive theatre program which will consist of multiple theatre techniques, such as “clowning”, “mask” and diving into the history of the theatre.

We would prefer total commitment to the last 2 days of the camp as they are dedicated to putting on a short-scripted performance at the end of the program. We hope you join us for all 5 days of wonderful theatrics and a great time at Manhattan’s Oldest House. Theatre camp is suitable for children ages 6-11.


MJM Kids Garden Camp (Aug 6-10)

Garden Camp is a week of exciting exploration, instruction and discovery held in our beautiful Roger Morris Park. Morris-Jumel staff gardener Karen Waltuch leads the group of young plant enthusiasts through activity-based lessons about gardening, bugs, soil, botany, colonial history and everything in between! This program is good for children ages 6-11 and children must be accompanied by an adult chaperone.

Due to a generous grant from Columbia Presbyterians C.H.A.L.K program, all campers will receive a tuition scholarship, but there is a $5 registration fee per child. Campers must commit to a minimum of 4 days of this 5 day program.   


MJM Kids History Camp (Aug 13-17)

Have you ever wanted to travel back in time? This summer we are offering the chance to learn about Colonial life in New York City, the history and importance of the American Revolution and many of the important roles that helped in the formation of our country.

Children will also learn about the early settlers to NYC including the lives and roles of the indigenous people that were first here on Manhattan. Activities for MJM History Camp are designed with New York State 4th grade curriculum standards and are appropriate for children ages 6 -12. Campers must commit to a minimum of 4 days of this 5 day program.


MJM Teens Digital Film Camp (July 23- Aug 3)

This is a special program we are offering this summer for teens. This teen program is a unique 2-week long program that introduces teens to the world of digital film-making.

Teen Campers will learn to write, film and edit all on our museum iPads that will be provided for students. This is a great program for any teen interested in learning about basic film making and who has aspirations to learn how to use digital techniques to create their own films. This program is open to campers ages 13-17.


MJM Summer Camp Sign Up, Fees & Guidelines

Prices for our summer programming are as follows for full week camp programs. All Kids Camps are 5-day sessions, Teen Camp is a 10-day session:

$250 per child for MJM Kids Camp session. (*Excluding Arts & Movement, Garden Camp)

$300 per child for MJM Teen Camp session. (This camp is a 10-day session.)

*Arts & Movement and Garden Camp only require a $5 registration fee. 


Reduced Rates

We also offer a special reduced-priced on these summer programs for families that show financial need.

In order to qualify for the Morris Jumel Mansion reduced rates, you must be part of any of the following:

  1. If you are receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, your child automatically qualifies for reduced-price summer programs.
  2. If you are head of household and are receiving unemployment compensation, you are also eligible for reduced-price summer programs.

Please call or email us to find out more on these rates: 212-923-8008 or

Please send all information and forms either by email with the subject "Summer Camp 18" to: education@morrisjumel 

or you can drop it off or mail it to us:

Morris Jumel Mansion

65 Jumel Terrace

New York, NY 10032

Payments can be made via mailed check or via credit card by phone: 212-923-8008 

Morris-Jumel Mansion is a proud member of the Historic House Trust of New York City and partner of the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation.

Events are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with City Council and Borough President, Gale Brewer and Councilman, Ydanis Rodriguez. 

65 Jumel Terrace, New York, New York, 10032

(212) 923-8008