Hands-On History: Exploring the Past

These camps are designed to look at history thematically rather than chronologically allowing participants to delve deeper into one topic and trace it through time. Campers are encouraged to use their imaginations and creativity to learn about the evolution of toys and games, holiday celebrations through time or all the ways people used plants and gardens through time. America is a melting pot or at least a mixed salad.  Different cultures have contributed to American cuisines and customs throughout time. Explore how cultural contributions from enslaved Africans to Native Americans and a variety of immigrant groups have influenced entertainments and past times that we enjoy today.

Celebrating the Past
Campers will explore the origins of different holidays while participating in parts of each celebration. From cuisine to entertainments, participants will develop an understanding of how modern traditions embrace many different cultures and ideas throughout history.

Pasttimes in Times Past
Campers will make their own toys, learn new games, engage in storytelling, dancing, art and music to connect the past to the present.  At the end of the week, they will have a variety of new playthings to take home.

Nature’s Healers
Nature and the outdoors hold secrets that people have been trying to discover for thousands of years. Learn how people from different backgrounds around the world contibuted to the way American understood and developed medicines, foods and artistic creations using native plants and those that immigrated to America from all over the world.

Camp Details
Ages:  7 – 9 years (Rising 2nd graders – Rising 4th graders)
Hours:  9:00 – 3:00
Price:  $275 Members/$325 Non-members
Discounts: 10% off if paid in full by March 1 OR 10% off when registering one child for multiple camps or more than one child for any camps

Summer camp registrations will begin on February 1 for FAMILY MEMBERS and higher.  Registration for NON-MEMBERS will begin on February 15 .  Please contact bcoppola@sbmuseum.org with any questions.