Follow in the footsteps of Jackson Hole’s past at Summer Kids History Camp

Photo: Maria Rachal, Jackson Hole Historical Society & Museum

JACKSON, Wyo. — Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum (JHHSM) is calling all kids entering grades one through six for their 2021 Summer History Camp weeks. Campers will follow in the footsteps of Jackson Hole’s history heroes or journey through time in a historical staycation during this year’s camp-themed “Heroes and Holidays” and “Journey Through Time.”

This year, JHHSM is offering two different Summer History Camp weeks.

Celebrating History: Heroes and Holidays

  • Jul. 19-23,
  • Entering grades 1 – 2
  • 9 am – 4 pm

Do you know town well enough to be a mayor like Grace Miller? Can you make a map of the valley like members of the Hayden expedition did? Do you have the skills to build a log cabin like the Van Vleck family did? Fun activities will help kids get to know a few of our Jackson Hole history heroes.

In addition to celebrating local personalities, campers will also celebrate an Old Time Christmas, a 4th of July Picnic, and more, as they learn about Jackson’s past.

Jackson Hole Staycation: Journey Through Time

  • Aug. 16 – 20
  • Entering grades 3 – 6
  • 9 am – 4 pm

Travel without ever leaving the valley. Campers will journey through Jackson Hole’s earliest history to carve their own arrowheads. Then you will venture to experience everything from a fur trappers’ rendezvous to homesteads, dude ranches, early ski resorts, and places important to Jackson Hole’s history. On the last day, campers will envision what they want our town’s future to look like.

Camp activities will be guided by expert guide and Education Coordinator Maria Rachal. Scholarships are also available through One22.

For more information or to sign up visit https://jacksonholehistory.org/classroom-link/summer-camps/ or call 307-733-2414.

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