History Museum Camp

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, and registration will be by lottery. The lottery goal is to be as accessible and equitable as possible to best serve the entire Jackson Hole community.
  • The lottery will be open from February 19 to 28, 2024. To enter, return to this page between February 19 to 28 and submit the lottery form. The form will be live beginning Monday, February 19 at 7 a.m.
  • Families will be notified about lottery results on March 5. Those not selected will be offered the opportunity to join a waitlist.
  • 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, 125 East Broadway Ave.
  • The cost is $350/ week. Scholarships available through One22.

For specific questions, comments, or concerns, please email the Director of Education at [email protected].

Junior Curator Camp

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

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

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.

Make Your Mark: JH Advocacy

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

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!