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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. Click here for Scholarship Information.

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.

Printable Versions of the Registration and required forms
Fast Facts
  • Registration begins: February 15 for Associates/Museum Members; March 1 for the General Public
  • Need-based scholarships are available. Applications can be downloaded from the museum website.
  • Enrollment: Limited to 14 participants per camp for K–2; 16 participants per camp for 3–5 and 6–8.
  • Fees: $100+tax per camp for general public; $90+tax per camp for MOHA members.
  • Lunchtime care: available from noon–1 p.m. for $15 per camper, per week; Bring your own bag lunch! 

For more information, call 919-814-7039.

Completed grades K–2

Mountain Life
June 18–22        8:30 a.m.–noon

Who are the people and what are the traditions of North Carolina’s mountain communities? Learn a Scottish dance, play a Cherokee game, make an apple tart, and listen to a Jack tale.

History Heroes
June 18–22        1–4:30 p.m.

North Carolina has been home to many famous and infamous characters, from inventors and noblemen to pirates and spies. Learn about the people who have made history in the Tar Heel State.

Completed grades 3–5

Colonial North Carolina
July 9–13        8:30 a.m.–noon

Get a taste of what life was like on the eve of the American Revolution. Listen to stories, play period games, learn a trade, and look at period clothing.

They Got Game
July 9–13        1–4:30 p.m.

When did March Madness begin? What does rounders have to do with baseball? Are you a leatherhead? Find out about early versions of your favorite team sports, compare equipment, and learn to play the games.

Completed grades 6–8

July 23–27        9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

This camp is full. Thank you for your interest in the North Carolina Museum of History's Summer Camps!

Explore the politics, the cultures, and the propaganda of the time to learn what was going on “over there”—in Europe—and at home during the “war to end all wars.”