Mountain Explorer’s Summer Camp

An outdoor camping experience for high school students

Kids reading a map

Girl making notes in a notebook by a lake

Kids putting up a tent

Wednesday, July 7th to Friday, July 9th 2021

Ages: Going into Grades 9-12 in the Fall of 2021

Escape the heat and the Zoom room! Kick back with Desert Museum staff under the shade of the pines for some exploration and quality time in the fresh air on Mt. Lemmon. We will study the flora and fauna of this unique Sky Island, gaze at the star-filled night sky, and brainstorm ways to help conserve the world in which we live. Scientific observation, outdoor camping skills, and teamwork are emphasized in this nature-infused camp.


Desert Museum Members:

Registration fee includes use of all equipment (tent, sleeping bag, bed roll, mess kit, utensils, stove), all food and beverages, and guided activities with Desert Museum experts.

COVID Precautions


Wednesday, July 7th
1:00 p.m. — Parents drop off campers at Shower’s Point Campground, Mt. Lemmon just north of Tucson, Arizona
Friday, July 9th
11:00 a.m. — Parents pick up campers at Shower’s Point Campground


If cancellation is made more than 15 days from scheduled program/camp date, payments will be refunded minus a $25 administrative fee. No refunds can be made within 15 days.

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If you’re interested in being put on a waitlist or notified about future Summer Camp dates, please contact

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