The Western Illinois Museum is offering a NEW program
History Summer Camp
June 13-17 and June 20-24
The History Summer Camp will give children, first through fourth grade, a place to explore our unique regional history in an engaging, fun and safe atmosphere. During each session campers will embark upon a journey back in time investigating different topics about our regional history. The daily sessions will include hands-on activities, local field trips, guest speakers, and explorations of the museum’s vast collection. The museum staff, with the support of local educators, designed each camp program.
This year’s themes
Week 1: June 13-17
Around the World and Back to Macomb with Inventors and Their Inventions.
The campers will explore national and local inventors: who they were, what they invented, how the inventions changed Macomb, and why the inventions are important to the region.
Week 2: June 20-24
Lincoln, Soldiers, and Life during the Civil War.
The campers will explore the following topics: famous local figures of the Civil War, women and children during the Civil War, Civil War music, food, art, the battlefront, Lincoln and West Central Illinois, and Civil War story time. Each day the camp will have different activities or guest speakers to supplement the topic of the day.
The history camp will be held at Western Illinois Museum during the weeks of June 13-17 and June 20-24 from 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Students may be dropped off beginning at 8:45 a.m. and must be picked up by 11:45 a.m. and must be signed in and out. Parents will be asked to authorize who is allowed to pick the child up at the beginning of each camp session. Camp participants will receive a snack and a brief recess period during the camp.
The cost of registration is $50.00 per week for museum members and $70.00 per week for non-members. Cost for enrolling in both weeks is $80.00 for museum members and $100.00 for non-members. The museum will be offering scholarships for those who cannot afford the camp fees.
Registration will begin Monday April 4th and will continue until May 16th or until capacity is met. Each camp week will be capped at 16 participants per week. A refund will be given only if the participant(s) withdraw on or before May 23rd: 25% refund will be given after the May 23rd deadline. No refund starting on or after June 13th.
Registration for camp will be accepted by mail or at the museum. Application materials will be available soon or contact the museum for more information.
Download brochure and application for camp: