Two students work on an experiment with a teacher at a table at Hands-On History

Event Series

Hands-On History Camps at the History Colorado Center

This summer, the History Colorado Center brings 8 weeks of summer camp for young people ages 6 to 12 years old to learn and create together through hands-on activities that bring history to life and connect to our larger world! Eight unique weekly themes range from history mysteries, to storytelling, to mad science, and more!

And, this year there will be two full weeks of Spring Break Camp at the History Colorado Center!

Spring Break Camp

History is saturated in folklore. Come explore how our ancestors perceived the world and learn about the myths that were integral in shaping our present!

WHERE: History Colorado Center, 1200 Broadway, Denver
WHEN: Monday–Friday, March 20-24 and March 27-31, 8 am to 5 pm
WHO:  Kids 6–12 year olds 
COST: $250 per week, with automatic tuition assistance.
Register for spring break camp →

Summer Camp  

WHERE: History Colorado Center, 1200 Broadway, Denver
WHEN: Monday–Friday, June 12–August 11, 8 am to 5 pm (no camp the week of July 3-7)
WHO:  Kids 6–12 year olds 
COST: $250 per week, with automatic tuition assistance.
Register for summer camp →

Week 1, June 12 - 16: Colorado Adventure
Have you ever traveled to all four corners of our state? Colorado’s environment is full of different climates and elements. Can you survive them?

Week 2, June 19 - 23: Mad Science
From basket weaving to electric cars, Colorado has been the birthplace of technology that has affected the world! Come learn about the science of Colorado through hands-on experiments and learning!

Week 3, June 26 - June 30: History Impossible
If you could design anything, what would it be? Campers will learn about the seemingly impossible achievements of the past and design their own monuments and cities! Come ready to build!

July 3-7: No camp

Week 4, July 10 - 14: Stone Wheels & Flying Cars: Past vs. Future
Have you ever wondered what would happen in a past vs. future showdown? Come find out!

Week 5, July 17 - 21: Earth, Wind & Fire
Even in the densest cities, we are surrounded by nature. Come learn about natural resources, their uses and conservation in this week’s camp! 

Week 6, July 24 - 28: Around the World in 5 Days
In this whirlwind adventure we will explore the history of 4 different communities and how they all converged here in Colorado!

Week 7, July 31-August 4: History’s Mysteries
Come work as a junior detective in our History Mystery Detective agency! Spend the week uncovering the truth of the museum and solve mysteries!! 

Week 8, August 7-11: Storytellers
From games, toys, and books, to the people, places, and artifacts of civilization, history is full of stories! Come be a part of the tradition of storytelling, explore our past, and work together to tell our story!


Automatic Tuition Assistance

The following tuition assistance, if applicable, will be automatically subtracted from your tuition!

  • Free/reduced lunch: save 40%
  • Enrolling multiple children: save 10%
  • History Colorado Members, including History Buff Fourth Grade Members: save 10%
  • Early bird registration: save 10% by registering before Feb. 28 for spring break and before May 12 for summer camp

Sign up for a History Colorado membership here →