Go Ask Mom

Go Ask Mom

State history museum has openings in camps for older grade schoolers, middle schoolers

Posted June 25, 2013

The N.C. Museum of History has some openings in its summer camps.

Each camp is $90 per person or $80 for Museum of History Associates. Lunchtime care is from noon to 1 p.m. and is available for $15 per person. Kids need to bring a lunch. Need-based scholarships are available. 

The half-day, week long camps are taught by museum educators or experienced teachers. 

Here's what's available for kids who have finished third to fifth grade:

Taste of the Past, 8:30 a.m. to noon, July 22 to July 26. Everybody loves to eat! Learn about past and present kitchen customs, tools, foods and recipes as you eat your way through history.

Toys and Games, 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., July 22 to July 26. What did people do before television, videos, and Nintendo? Find out by spending a week making toys, playing games, and having old-fashioned fun.

For kids who have completed grades six to eight there is History Training Shop from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., July 8 to July 12. Go behind the scenes at the museum, and learn how exhibits are researched and produced. Visit neighboring historic sites for special tours, learn how to care for artifacts, and gain experience presenting Gallery Carts. At the conclusion, campers will be trained junior volunteers!

For information, call 919-807-7979 or e-mail

Of course, lots of other camps out there have openings for the summer. Check our camp guide for more camps across the region and beyond. If you run a camp, feel free to post your information in the comments below. 


Please with your account to comment on this story. You also will need a Facebook account to comment.

Oldest First
View all