Children's Programs

The DeKalb History Center hosts various Children's Programs. This summer we are pleased to present two camps and five day programs. Call 404-373-1088 extension 20 for tickets and information or email



2015 Spring and Summer Camps





Session 1: Winter break. Feb. 16-20, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., ages 8-14 years

Session 2: Summer. July 6-10, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., ages 8-14 years

Campers spend a week at the historic courthouse playing improvisation games, role playing historic figures, and learning the basics of improv and stagecraft. Campers learn about character development, voice and diction, storytelling,  public speaking and performance. Campers will create flash performances of some of their favorite characters and will recreate historical events with a twist. Creativity, fun and learning are at the forefront in this unique camp experience

camp registration form



April 6-10, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., ages 8-14 years

Play, work and have fun at the Swanton House and pioneer log cabins this spring as you become an early settler in DeKalb County. Explore the way people lived by performing chores, playing games, making crafts and more. Learn about music and pastimes, food and shopping, early industries, and transportation. Join us for an adventure in the year 1850!

camp registration form



Session 1: June 8-12, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., ages 9-14 years

Session 2:  June 29-July 3, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., ages 9-14 years

A great alternative for children's fun, these enriching camps will teach children how to write creatively and to view writing as a fun process. Led by award winning children's book author Mary Ann Rodman, children will learn to tell their stories clearly while engaging their audience through the use of guided exercises and creative thinking. Campers will use the exhibits at the DeKalb History Center and the Decatur square area as inspiration.

All camps $275/week ($250 for members at household level and above)

After care available until 5 p.m./$10 per day. Must register in advance.




For questions or registration, please email or 404-373-1088, extension 20.