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Hands-On History Summer Camp 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! Different weekly themes range from topics of the deep ocean, archaeology, superheroes, and space exploration!

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We know that safety is one of the top considerations when choosing care for your child, and never more so than during a public health crisis. Learn how we plan to keep students and staff safe. 

Campers will not just be learning from History Colorado’s excellent, trained camp professionals but one another; letting our campers become the "experts" on topics they are passionate about. Campers will make lifelong memories and friendships with other campers around Denver.

Summer 2022 Camp Themes Are: 
Summer Week 1, June 13 - 17: Kapow! Finding Your Superpower
What’s your superpower? There are superheroes all around us who have helped shape our great state. Join us to find out how they have sparked change and how you can too! 

Summer Week 2, June 20 - 24: Camp! Surviving Colorado
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?  

Summer Week 3, June 27 - July 1: Play! Going for Gold
Though the Olympics never came to Colorado, our state is home to numerous sports past and present. Want to play? 

Summer Week 4, July 4 - 8: Splash! Diving into the Deep
Just because we are landlocked doesn’t mean we can’t talk about water and our ocean! Why is Colorado important to the future of water? Why is water important to our futures? 

Summer Week 5, July 11 - 15: Move! Grooving to the Beats
Did you know Denver was considered the Harlem of the West in the 1920s? Find out why, and what other famous tunes have come from our great state. Can you groove? 

Summer Week 6, July 18 - 22: Dig! Uncovering the Past
Colorado has a vast and rich history well before it became a state. This week campers will discover the past through artifacts, special guests, and their own ‘dig’.  Can you dig it? 

Summer Week 7, July 25 - 29: Build! Constructing Fun
If you could design anything, what would it be? Featuring the new Building Denver exhibition, campers will build future cities, reconstruct historic buildings, and become ‘experts’ of architecture. 

Summer Week 8, Aug 1 - 5: Launch! Blasting off to Space
Colorado is home to many astronauts, what have they found out in space? Are you ready to join the space crew and prepare for blast off?

WHERE: History Colorado Center, 1200 Broadway, Denver
WHEN: Monday–Friday, June 13–August 5, 9 am to 4 pm. Drop off 8-9 am. Pick up 4-5pm.
WHO:  Kids 6–12 year olds 
COST: $250 per week, with automatic tuition assistance for: