Summer Day Camps 2018

Child wearing a Dig Camp t-shirt excavates items from a dig box.

The Michigan History Center offers summer Day camps for learners ages 9 to 12 years old. Your child can spend the summer in the heart of Lansing, exploring Michigan history, learning new skills, making new friends and going on memorable adventures. Learn more about and register for each of our three camps below. The registration fee for all camps is $275 per child per week.

Location: Michigan History Museum, Lansing
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; before care begins 7:30 a.m., after care ends 5:30 p.m.
Fee: $275 per child per week

Curiosity Camp

Curiosity Camp inspires curiosity rooted in Michigan's stories and takes campers on a tour of the best that Lansing has to offer – from organic farming to maker spaces to historic sites. When they’re not out on the town, campers fill their time with a variety of curiosity-inspiring activities onsite at the Michigan History Center — breakout boxes, design challenges, scavenger hunts and more.

NEW! Future Historians Camp

This brand new summer day camp is perfect for the young historian in your life. Future Historians Camp takes campers on a journey through Michigan’s past, combining field trips and games with opportunities to learn real history skills. Campers will work with historians and archivists throughout the course of the week and complete an exciting oral history project to show off at Barbara J. Brown Family History Day on July 21. (Attendance on Saturday, July 21, is optional. Camp hours on July 21 will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; before and after care not offered.)

Dig Camp

Do you know a curious child who is interested in science, engineering, technology or math? Dig Camp inspires campers to investigate our human past through digital quests and hands-on activities and helps them discover new and exciting ways to explore the world around and under them. What can archaeologists learn from an animal bone, a broken plate or a change in the color of the soil? Your child will find out at Dig Camp!

Additional Information for Day Camps

  • Each camper receives a free t-shirt.
  • Before care (beginning at 7:30 a.m.) and after care (ending at 5:30 p.m.) is available at no extra charge.
  • Campers should bring a sack lunch and one snack each day. Please note that lunches will not be refrigerated; a microwave is available for campers to use.

For more information, please contact us.

The Michigan History Museum—flagship of the Michigan History Museum System—is located in the east wing of the Michigan Library and Historical Center. Sunday admission and weekend parking are free. Read more Michigan History Museum visitor information.

We invite you to explore our online calendar, where you'll find all Michigan History Center events throughout the state.

Updated 03/12/2018