To ensure you have the smoothest registration experience, expedite the process and pay the correct rate, please verify your login
information and membership status prior to registration day. If you are purchasing a membership at the same time as registration,
please purchase the membership first, in a separate transaction. Then log out and log back in to access member prices.
Support Smithsonian Associates at the donor Contributor Level ($300) and higher and
register early for Smithsonian Summer Camp!
Registration for donors will open online on Tuesday, February 15 at 10 a.m. before it’s
available to the general membership and the public.
Find out more about becoming a donor
or call a Donor Services representative at 202-633-3030 (Monday-Friday, 10-3 ET).
Join or renew your membership now
Registration Steps (can be done at any time):
1. Create an account if you do not already have one
2. Review the Smithsonian policies
3. Pre-register your child
Save your child's grade level, parent/guardian contact information, photo permissions, ad other pertinent information
ahead of time. This information is required to purchase Smithsonian Summer Camps,
and having it completed in advance will help get you through the checkout process much quicker.
Pre-register your child
Your child's information is disposed of at the end of each season. If
your child has attended in previous seasons, you may need to re-enter
In order for a minor to participate in Online Smithsonian Summer Camps, a parent or legal guardian must complete
and sign a waiver for each child they are registering during the checkout process.
4. Review our camp guides
5. Browse our selection of camps
Be prepared and plan which camps you want to purchase in advance by browsing our 2022 offerings.
Have a second choice in mind when registering as programs can sell out quickly.
Consider filling your camper’s summer with a mix of in-person and online camps!
Download your camp registration organizer
Registration Sales Schedule
Smithsonian Summer Camp registration will open February 15-17, 2022.
Registration is online only.
Smithsonian Associates Donors at the Contributor level and above
February 15, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. ET
Smithsonian Associates Members - all levels
February 16, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. ET
February 17, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. ET
In order for a minor to participate in Online Smithsonian Summer Camps, a parent or legal
guardian must complete and sign a waiver for each child they are registering
during the checkout process.
When you receive your email confirmation, please make sure that all the information
about your child has been recorded accurately. Please print and save your e-mail
confirmation, as no ticket will be mailed.
If you do not receive an e-mail confirmation, you can attempt to resend it to yourself from your order history.
You may also notify Customer Service staff at 202-633-3030
and choose option 1 to confirm that you have reserved a place in the camp.
Important: If your payment cannot be immediately processed, keep the items in your cart
and remain active on the site until your order goes through.
If the program you would like to purchase is already sold out, you can add yourself to the
waitlist online. Additional sessions may be created to accommodate large waitlists depending
on teacher, staff, and resource availability. Families on the waitlist will be contacted
directly if new sessions are created. We may also call you if space becomes available during
the summer. Camp Staff constantly goes through registration numbers and waitlists to bring
as many children off the waitlist and into camps as possible.