Summer Camps

This summer we invite your kids to have a blast in the past with us!

Half-day camps are available for youth of varying ages.

Our summer camps are $100 per person per camp, or $90 for Associates/museum members (plus state and local taxes); need-based scholarships are available. Associates/museum members can register starting February 15; nonmembers may register starting March 1. Enrollment is limited, so register early! Supervised lunchtime care may be purchased for registered campers.

For more information, call 919-807-7979.

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For Students Who Have Completed Grades 3–5

Taste of the Past

July 11–15, 8:30 a.m.–noon

Eat your way through history by learning about past and present kitchen customs, tools, foods, and recipes.

Toys and Games

July 11–15, 1–4:30 p.m.

What did people do before TV, video games, and social media? Find out by spending a week making toys, playing with friends, and having old-fashioned fun.

For Students Who Have Completed Grades 6–8

The Blue and the Gray

July 25–29, 8:30 a.m.–noon

Explore how the Civil War affected people in North Carolina—debate the issues that carried the state into the war; learn about the daily lives of soldiers and the hardships of families at home; and uncover stories of the state’s outlaws and heroes.

History Training Shop

July 25–29, 1–4:30 p.m.

Explore behind the scenes to discover how our museum works, and visit neighboring historic sites for special tours. Then learn to present a hands-on gallery cart to the public and create your own fun gallery guide for other students. When camp concludes, you’ll be a trained junior volunteer!

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