Summer Camps

The best summer camps in history! These fun day camps bring history to life and are designed for kids ages 7–14.

Back to the Past 4-Day Camp

Ages 7-11 
​Session 1: Jun 11–14 • Session 2: Jun 25–28 • Session 3: Jul 16–19 • Session 4: Jul 30–Aug 2

This camp explores the stories of children who lived in the Fort Snelling at Bdote area. Learn about children's daily lives over the decades through games, activities, and foodways.

A group of kids hiking down a hill through a path of tall grass.

Outdoor Explorers Day Camp

Ages 9-12
Session 1: Jun 18–21 • Session 2: Jul 9–12 • Session 3: Jul 23–26 • Session 4: Aug 6–9

Calling all adventurers! Experience outdoor skills and life in the early 1800s: use flint and steel, fish, hike, cook over an open fire, canoe, and much more.

A costumed teacher portraying an engineer at Fort Snelling speaking with enthusiasm to a group of kids.

Engineers & Grenadiers One-Day Camp

Ages 8-11
Jun 29, Jul 13, Jul 27

The US Army was the home of scientists and engineers as well as soldiers. Learn soldiering and also how the Army kept time, coped with the weather, fed itself, stayed healthy, and maintained equipment. Kids will delve beneath the surface to investigate the reasons things are the way they are and the effects they have on us today.