History Museum Camps

Through hands-on activities, recreational games, and active field trips, campers will not only learn about history this summer but also experience it!

  • In 2024, the Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum will host five weeks of summer History Museum Camp.
  • Camp drop-off will be from Monday – Friday, 8:30 – 9 a.m., and pick-up will be 4:30 – 5 p.m. at the new History Museum Campus, 175 East Broadway Avenue in Jackson.
  • The cost is $350/ week. For scholarships, please contact One22.
  • The History Museum reserves the right to cancel camp with at least 30 days notice to participants, as well as a full refund.

To sign up for a camp or if you have questions, please email the Director of Education Catherine at [email protected].

Junior Curator Camp – Spaces still available

Entering Grades 3-5 | July 8-12

Campers will learn about the History Museum’s collection and how to select artifacts, write text labels, and creatively display the material as they put together their own group exhibition. The week will end with a mini exhibit opening!

Historical Fiction Writing Camp – Spaces still available

Entering Grades 3-5 | July 22-26

Campers will explore examples of historical fiction and work with local authors, artists, and bookstores as they research, draft, edit and illustrate their own historical fiction stories. Final stories will be published in an official book to keep!

Founding Females of Jackson – Spaces still available

Entering Grades 1-2 | July 29-August 2

Campers will learn about Jackson’s all-female Town Council elected in 1920, and the other women leaders they appointed, who made the news and really got things done! They will also experiment with their own public office campaigns and get to know our current local government. All genders welcome!

Make Your Mark: JH Advocacy – FULL

Entering Grades 1-5 | August 19-23

Campers will explore the early conservation movement and legacy of community involvement with local examples like Mardy and Olaus Murie, the Elk Refuge, and Grand Teton National Park. They will consider current conservation needs and experiment with tactics like letter writing, poster making, and more!

Old School Crafty Camp – FULL

Entering Grades 1-2 | August 26-30

Campers will explore how and why early settlers used traditional crafts in the homesteading era of Jackson Hole as they try their hand at embroidery, leather work, quilting, candle making, and more!