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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.*

*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.

A limited number of need-based scholarships are available for 2019 Summer Camps. Please call 517-420-1342 for more information about scholarship eligibility and the application process.

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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 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!

Session 1: June 24-28, 2019
Session 2: July 22-26, 2019

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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 have an opportunity to record their own oral history interview with a family member in the Real Story Lab.

Session 1: July 8-12, 2019

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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.


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.


Michigan History Center
702 West Kalamazoo St.
Lansing, MI 48915


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.

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