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The Michigan History Center offers summer camps for learners ages 9 – 12 years old. Spend your summer in the heart of Lansing exploring Michigan history, learning new skills, making new friends, and going on awesome adventures! Learn more about and register for each of our three camps below. The registration fee for all camps is $275 per week, per child.

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Curiosity Camp inspires curiosity rooted in Michigan’s stories and takes campers on a tour of the best Lansing has to offer – from organic farming to maker spaces to historic sites. When they’re not out on the town, campers  fill their time with a variety of curiosity-inspiring activities onsite at the Michigan History Center — breakout-boxes, design challenges, scavenger hunts and more! This brand-new summer camp is perfect 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 21st.

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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 can 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!
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Camp will begin at 9 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. Caregivers can drop students at the Michigan History Center starting at 7:30 a.m. Students can be picked up by 5:30 p.m.

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Students will need to bring a sack lunch and one snack with them each day. Students’ lunches will not be refrigerated. Students can microwave lunches if necessary.

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Michigan History Center
702 West Kalamazoo Street
Lansing, MI 48915

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Seeking Michigan is an extension of the Michigan History Center. Developed and run by staff, Seeking Michigan offers registration to Summer Camps hosted by the Michigan History Center and the Office of the State Archaeologist.