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The Future Historians campers on a tour of the Capitol Building

Seeking future historians and archaeologists for Michigan History Center’s 2019 summer camps!

Do you know a young learner, ages 9-12, who loves exploring Michigan history, learning new skills, making new friends and going on memorable adventures? Look no further than the Michigan History Center in downtown Lansing, which is offering five-day summer day camps in June and July 2019.

The registration fee for all camps is $275 per week, per child.* Before-care and after-care are included at no additional cost. Visit to see the schedule of activities for each camp and to register your child.

Scholarships are available, sponsored in part by the Michigan State University Federal Credit Union! Please call 517-420-1342 for more information about scholarship eligibility and the application process.

*If you are a member of the Michigan History Center at the Household or Proud Robin levels, you qualify for a discounted rate of $225 per week, per child. Learn more about membership.

Four children dig in a large bin of dirt during Dig Camp

Dig Camp

Do you know a curious child who is interested in science, engineering, technology or math? Dig Camp inspires campers to investigate our human past through digital quests and hands-on activities and helps them discover new and exciting ways to explore the world around and under them. What can archaeologists learn from an animal bone, a broken plate or a change in the color of the soil? Register your child for Dig Camp to find out!

A group of 6 students gather around a table to examine a historic map

Future Historians Camp

Finally! A camp designed just for the young historian in your life! Future Historians Camp takes campers on a journey through Michigan’s past, combining field trips and games with opportunities to learn real history skills. Campers will work with real historians and archivists throughout the course of the week and complete an exciting oral history project to show off at Barbara J. Brown Family History Day on July 13.

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The Michigan History Center fosters curiosity, enjoyment and inspiration rooted in Michigan’s stories. Our 12 museums and historic sites across the state provide family-friendly places where people of all ages can have fun actively learning about their heritage and the history of Michigan seven days a week through exhibits, special events and diverse programming. For more information, visit