Camp Upstander & Upstander Institute

Virtual Camps


Join the Museum's Education Team for Camp Upstander Summer 2021! Camp Upstander is a hybrid virtual summer camp for students ages 5-10. Most activities are asynchronous (these activities can be downloaded and completed at your own pace), but families can also join us for a super special Camp Kickoff at the Museum. During Camp Kickoff, families can join either in-person or virtually at 9:30 AM CST on Monday morning to participate in a live activity, craft, or game. At Camp Kickoff, campers will also receive their Camp Upstander Activity Kit with crafts, activities, and supplies for the week.

Camp Upstander will offer 6 unique sessions throughout the summer. Click “Learn More” to find information on available dates and pricing!


Join us for a once in a lifetime opportunity to explore the Power of Testimony. During the 2021 Upstander Institute, participants will go on personalized exhibition tours, join behind-the-scenes museum activities, attend private survivor presentations, and meet with leading research organizations. Each themed week includes project-based learning in which participants will conduct high level research and present their findings. All programs are offered in-person at the Museum or virtually.

The Upstander Institute will offer three unique sessions: June 14-18 (Holocaust History), July 12-16 (Genocide Studies), and August 2-6 (American Human Rights).

Students must apply to the Upstander Institute via a short application. Applications will be closed June 1 and applicants will be notified of the decision on a rolling basis.

For questions, email Casey Bush, Museum Educator at [email protected].

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