Summer Camps at The Morris-Jumel Mansion

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Summer camps at the Mansion are a week-long intensive program that serves to enrich students and engage them in the Mansion’s history.

MJM Kids Garden Camp (August 5 - 9 or August 12 - 16)

Garden Camp is a week of exciting exploration, instruction and discovery held in our beautiful Roger Morris Park. Local arts and environmental educator, Sally Fisher, will lead the group of young plant enthusiasts through activity-based lessons about planting, pollinators, composting, and everything in between!

Thanks to a generous grant from Columbia Presbyterian’s 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 (August 19 - 23)

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 -11. Campers must commit to a minimum of 4 days of this 5 day program. Registration fee: $150. A minimum of 8 campers is required to run the camp.

MJM Summer Camp Sign Up, Fees & Guidelines

Camp Days & Times: All camps run from Monday to Friday, 10am-1pm. Campers have two breaks during sessions for snacks. Parents/guardians must provide all snacks/lunches for campers.

Supplies: 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.

How to Sign Up: Early enrollment is encouraged as space is limited and is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Registration begins in mid-May and will be available at morrisjumel.org/summer-camps. You may come to the Mansion in person and fill out our Summer Camp Registration Form. Payment must be received in order to secure your child’s spot.

Forms: The following forms must be filled out to have proper registration for all camps: Summer Camp Registration and Release Form/Formulario de Registro de Verano and Photo Release Forms/Forma de Liberación de Foto

Photo Release: Along with filling out the registration form all parents/guardians must also fill out a Photo Release form. This ensures that all parents know that we will be taking photos and videos of the camp’s activities to be used for the Mansion’s promotional purposes.

Cancellations: Cancellations received 7 days prior to booked dates are subject to a 20% cancellation fee. No refunds will be issued for cancellations with less than one week notice.

Contact: Education Coordinator, Michael Whitten at 212-923-8008 or mwhitten@morrisjumel.org

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