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Summer Camps FAQ


What will the camp entail?

Our week-long summer camps will be full of discovery as we explore fascinating topics from Alberta’s cultural and natural history! Led by experienced educators, campers will get hands-on with REAL museum objects and specimens, go behind-the-scenes to meet and learn from experts at the museum, and take part in a variety of engaging activities such as games, gallery exploring, and crafts. 


What happens if I have to cancel camp?

For a full refund, cancellations must be done in writing to no later than the Wednesday before your camper's week-long camp begins.


Do you provide lunch for campers?

Campers may opt in for a week of lunches provided by the Museum Café for $60. Payment must be made in advance of camp. Please note, these lunches are pre-set and have minimal customization options. We are not a nut-free facility and cannot customize the week of Café lunches for different dietary restrictions at this time.

Alternatively, campers can bring lunch from home all week. This should include a main lunch that does not need heating or refrigeration and at least two snacks. 

What time is camp?

RAM Summer Camp runs from 9 am-4 pm. Drop-off is from at 8:30-9 am and pick up is between 4-4:30 pm. During pre- and post-camp times, free-time table stations will be provided for campers. 


When and where do I drop off/pick up my camper?

Drop off begins at 8:30 am and pickup will be until 4:30 pm, both at the East Entrance on 97 street. Please pull into the bus loop parking to enter the East Entrance. Please ensure you park off to the side so that you do not block service vehicles moving through. 


Can campers arrive later than 9 am or be picked up after 4:30 pm?

If you are dropping off after 9 am on any day of camp, please communicate this to in advance. Regular camp activities from 9 am-4 pm will be held in various areas of the museum, so this communication ahead of time is very important. We are unable to accommodate late pick-up, so all campers must be picked up by 4:30 pm.


What is the Authorized Pick-Up List?

You will be sent a RAM Summer Camp Registration Form via email, which must be filled out in advance. Only people you have named as “authorized for pick up” on the RAM Summer Camp Registration Form may pick up your camper.

Adults picking up campers will have to show identification so that camp staff can ensure they are on the Authorized Pick-Up List. If they are not on the list, camp staff will contact the listed family members to confirm this person can pick up the camper.

If you need to add or remove people from the pickup list, please email


What happens if my camper is sick?

We ask that any campers displaying cold, or flu-like symptoms stay home. Any campers who begin to display these symptoms while at camp will be isolated from other campers and their families will be contacted to pick them up from camp as soon as possible.


My camper has accommodation needs, can they come to camp? 

RAM Summer Camps are for everyone, and we try to make our camps as inclusive as possible. Regardless of cultural background, sensory needs, religious considerations, or gender expression, our camp staff will do their best to adjust programming and make accommodations for campers who need them. 

If your camper’s experience would benefit from some program changes or adjustments, please reach out to Danielle Klatchuk, lead camp facilitator and organizer, via email at in advance of the camp’s start date.

We also encourage all families to fill out the RAM Summer Camp Registration Form outlining any behaviours or accommodations that camp staff should be aware of. 


My camper has medical needs/allergies/etc. Will you be able to accommodate? 

When registering for the camp, you will be asked to complete a RAM Summer Camp Registration Form that outlines parent/guardian contact information, any medical needs, allergies, or behavioural information we need to be aware of. If there are any concerns that we are not able to accommodate, we will be in touch with you quickly.


What should campers bring to camp?

Campers should be prepared for each day with the proper gear. Please ensure that all gear is clearly labelled with the camper’s name. Each day, campers should bring:

  • A main lunch that does not need heating or refrigeration and at least two snacks for campers who are not accessing the pre-set lunch options through the Museum Café. 
    • Note: If families are choosing the Museum Café lunch options, we still encourage packing extra snacks for each day of camp. 
  • Water bottle (fountains for refilling are available)
  • Indoor shoes
  • We may go outside for games, so please be prepared for the weather with outdoor gear
  • Sunscreen and hat
  • Swimsuit and towel (weather permitting, we may have the opportunity to visit the Churchill Square fountains for one afternoon of camp!) 
  • A backpack/bag to hold all the above
  • Clearly labelled medications, if applicable 


We encourage campers to dress in comfortable layers. The museum has various temperature settings in the gallery and program spaces fluctuating from chilly to warm. We strongly encourage campers leave technology, money, or other valuable personal items at home. While camper belongings will be locked in the camp classroom space for the day, the Royal Alberta Museum is not responsible for lost, broken, or stolen items. 


What happens if my camper forgets or loses belongings?

At the end of camp, any gear left behind will be taken to the RAM Admissions desk and put in the lost and found. If your camper has left something behind, please check with Admissions staff to see if the item(s) is in the lost and found. You may email them at:


I'm an Adult/Senior Mammoth Pass holder. Why didn't I didn't get a discount upon registration?

RAM Summer Camp discounts are limited to children named on Family, Youth, and Child Mammoth Passes.


Question not answered?

Please contact our Learning Team!