Winter Camp 2023

December 18, 2023 @ 9:00 am - December 22, 2023 @ 3:00 pm

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Winter Camp 2023

December 18, 2023 @ 9:00 am December 22, 2023 @ 3:00 pm


WEEK 1: December 18th – 22nd
Monday through Friday: 9 am – 3 pm

WEEK 2: December 27th – 29th
Wednesday through Friday: 9 am – 3 pm

Drop-off: 8:45 am – 9:15 am
Pick-up: 3 pm – 3:15 pm

$15 per day/per camper ($12 per day/per camper for additional sibling)

Available daily from 3 pm – 5 pm
(Campers not picked up by 5 pm will be charged an additional $1 per minute)

*Pre-registration is highly encouraged*
All registrants will be sent a link to purchase aftercare prior to their child’s week of camp and is
available here


December 18th – 22nd ~ $375 per child/per week

December 27th – 29th ~ $225 per child/per week

Weeks & Themes


WEEK 1: December 18th-22nd

Enter the magical world of wizardry! Create a cloak, attend an alchemist’s academy, engineer enchanted crystal soaps and make a real wand that floats! + Featuring Special Guest Professor Sprout, from the Santa Fe Botanical Garden.


WEEK 2: December 27th – 29th

Wander into the wintery wild! Craft a polar creature, come face-to-face with live animals from New Mexico Wildlife Center, fill your belly at a fireside feast, and excavate ice to unearth arctic artifacts!


Launch for Museum Members ~ Friday, November 3rd at 7 am (will be sent through our newsletter)

*All who are/have signed up to be members by Thursday, 11/2 @ 5 pm will be eligible for this
early registration*

Launch for the Public ~ Sunday, November 5th @ 7 am (will be sent through our newsletter & online)

Waiting List

Join our waiting list to be contacted if space becomes available.

Camp Scholarship Application

Deadline to apply:
December 3rd (midnight)

We are no longer accepting scholarship applications.

If the cost of camp is prohibitive, the Santa Fe Children’s Museum offers full and partial financial support.

All registered parent(s) are required to print & sign the Acknowledgement & Consent Form of the 2023 Winter Camp Operations Guide and bring to their child’s first day of camp.

Plan for Play

Santa Fe Children’s Museum is CDC-compliant and has made changes to keep you, your family, and our staff safe and healthy. Some of the new operations include adjustments to our hours of operation, admission, exhibit availability, occupancy, upgrades to our HVAC & air purification systems, and more.

Additionally, we will continue to monitor and modify all recommendations to ensure that all visitors have a comfortable experience at the Santa Fe Children’s Museum. At the heart of all the policy that SFCM is abiding by is the mission to keep all of your campers and our staff healthy and safe.

We remain committed to delivering a fun and educational camp experience for all!


  • 16 children: 1 adult ratio. 1 Youth Mentor per every 4  campers. 
  • Children will be in the same group and with the same staff member and youth mentor each day
  • Mask-wearing regulations for campers will follow that of students in Santa Fe Public Schools. At this time, the Santa Fe Children’s Museum highly encourages mask-wearing for all, but it will be optional for campers, staff, and Youth Mentors. Proof and/or knowledge of vaccination status is appreciated, but also not required for camp participation. 
  • Any child, staff, or youth mentor experiencing symptoms of illness is asked to stay home.
  • Best practices for hand hygiene will be followed
  • All toys and costumes will be disinfected between use
  • Eating times will be outside when possible in our outdoor classroom

Materials & Personal Property

  • Personal water bottles are highly encouraged – tap water will be available for refills
  • No use of microwave will be permitted
  • Please label all personal items, jackets, hats, lunchboxes, etc. with camper’s first name and last name initial. 
  • Children will spend time outdoors and classroom temperatures can fluctuate, so please dress in layers!
  • Kids getting creative can get messy, please dress accordingly. 
  • No electronics, please. Any valuable toys or items should be left at home. SFCM is not responsible for lost, stolen, or broken items brought from home. 


  • Parents will drop off through the Museum main entrance between 8:45 am – 9 am. Parents must escort their camper into the building and sign them in each day. 
  • Pick-Up Location: Parents will pick up campers from our Sculpture Garden located in front of our Museum Office Entrance. (Due to tentative construction, we are unable to use the same exit procedure as in previous years.) Campers who stay for Aftercare are to be picked up using the main entrance and sign out at the front desk.

Refund Policy

  • All registrations canceled two weeks or more prior to the week of the camp start date will receive a refund minus the $100 deposit.  Cancellations one week before the camp start date will be refunded, minus the $100 deposit, only if the camper’s spot can be filled from the waitlist. All refunds take up to 30 days to fully process.
  • The same cancellation policy stands for campers on a full or partial scholarship, however, the non-refundable deposit is $25.

(505) 989-8359

December 18, 2023 @ 9:00 am December 22, 2023 @ 3:00 pm

(505) 989-8359