2021 History Camp

Live and in Person!

General Information:

The Sacramento History Museum is excited to announce in-person summer camps for 2021! Each camp will be limited to 10 campers per week. All campers are required to wear a face mask at all times and follow other COVID-19 safety protocols which are subject to change. Full-day camps will be split with the morning being outdoors and the afternoon (hottest part of the day) indoors.  Camp runs from 9am-4pm. Campers may be dropped off between 8:30-9am and picked up between 4-4:30pm. If picked up after 4:30 there is an additional $5 charge and must be specified ahead of time.


New for 2021, we will kick off the summer with a “Gold Rush Boom Town” half-day camp that will be held completely outdoors. Our half-day camp runs from 9am-12pm and campers may be dropped off between 8:30-9am and picked up between 12-12:30pm.



Gold Rush Boom Town!

AGE: 6–13-year-olds
DATE: June 21-25
TIME: 9:00am-12:00pm
PRICE: $150 for members, $180 for non-members

There’s gold in those hills! Campers kick off their summers as miners coming to Sacramento City to weigh their “gold” discovery. They will create a city made of tents like the original Sacramento City, perform science experiments on gold to test its value, and partake in everyday life activities of people from this time.

Start your kids’ summer off right with this interactive half-day camp! Camp is limited to 10 children and will be held completely outdoors.



TIME: 9:00am-4:00pm (drop off between 8:30-9am, pick-up between 4-4:30pm*)
PRICE: $250 for members, $280 for non-members
Bundle 2 weeks: $450 for members, $500 for non-members

*if camper needs to be picked up after 4:30pm arrangements must be discussed ahead of time and there will be a $5 charge


Life Long Ago
July 5-9 (ages 6-9)
July 12-16 (ages 10-13)

Ever wonder if you could live in a time before electricity? This camp immerses your child in what life was like for the people of Sacramento in the late 1800’s. Campers will learn different modes of transportation, fun past-times, and historic artistry. Activities include early photography, candle-making, paper quilling, and much much more!


Raise the City: STEM History
July 26-30 (ages 6-9)
August 2-6 (ages 10-13)

Did you know Sacramento used to flood every Spring? Your camper is going to learn what happened in the 1870’s to prevent the city from flooding. Campers will complete such engineering feats as moving a river, building a levee, and raising a building. Sound impossible? Early Sacramento citizens didn’t think so and neither will your child by the end of camp!

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  1. Complete and print the attached packet for EACH child that will be attending. Completed packets must be received within 2 weeks after purchasing the camp session(s).
  2. Be sure to select a camp session. If you would like to enroll your child in multiple sessions, please mark each one.
  3. Registration will not be complete until payment has been received. Payments may be made in person, or over the phone.
  4. To register by phone please call the Museum front desk at (916)808-7059 and have a credit card ready. The entire payment must be made at time of registration.
  5. Return this completed packet for each child to svoskuil-starcevich@sachistorymuseum.org or mail to:

Sacramento History Museum
Attn: History Camp
101 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Questions? Please contact Zoey Jennings at zjennings@sachistorymuseum.org 




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