Children's Programs

The DeKalb History Center hosts various Children's Programs. This summer we are pleased to present two camps options. Please check back for periodic updates.

 

SUMMER CAMPS!

Frontier House 1850

Frontier House 1850 is offered for children ages 8 to 12.   There are two sessions of this camp: register for June 16 to 20 or June 23 to 27.  Campers will play, work and have fun at the Swanton House and pioneer log cabins this summer as they become early settlers in DeKalb County.  Your child will explore the way people lived by performing chores, playing games and making crafts. They will learn about 1850s music, pastimes, food and transportation.  Activities include: candle making, cooking, gardening, sewing and washing laundry – and we promise your kids will love it!  Frontier House 1850 is $250 per week ($220 for DHC members at household level and above) and runs from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.  After care is available until 4 pm for $10 per day; must be registered in advance.

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The History Show

The History Show: a Camp for Junior Docents is offered for children ages 10 to 14.  There are two sessions of this camp: register for July 7 to 11 or July 21 to 25. Campers spend a week at the historic courthouse developing, planning and presenting a tour of the courthouse for younger children.  Campers conduct research, prepare a presentation and plan the event for the end of the week.  Along the way they learn the basics of character development, voice and diction, storytelling, living history, public speaking and performance. On Friday of the camp they perform the tour for their families and young audience. Creativity, fun and learning are at the forefront in this unique camp experience.  The History Show is $275 per week ($245 for DHC members at household level and above) and runs from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.  After care is available until 5:00 pm for $10 per day; must be registered in advance.

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For questions or registration, please email goldemund@dekalbhistory.org or 404-373-1088, extension 20.