Travel back in time with JH Historical Society summer camp

Callings all dudes, dudines, archaeologists, and architects! Come experience life 100 years ago in Jackson Hole with summer camp at the JH History Museum.

This fun-filled weeklong camp will include hands-on activities, recreational games, and active field trips. In the Dudes and Dudines sessions, campers will practice their rope skills, race through cones on a hobby horse, practice “chores” on the farm, visit a real dude ranch, and much more. Dude Ranching is an important part of the area’s history, but how many of us who live here have actually experienced dude ranch life? This is a chance for local kids to get a taste of this classic Western experience.

Older students at our Architects and Archaeologists camp will uncover the secrets of the Earth, learning how bones, stone tools, and other artifacts give us clues about the lives of prehistoric people. Together, we will put our knowledge to work in a real archaeology dig. To further this exploration into history professions, campers will also learn about historic architecture, design, and building. Log cabins define Jackson Hole, campers will learn how cabins were built and try to make our own!

Summer Camp “home base” will be at the main museum location at 225 N Cache Street. For activities, campers and instructors may also travel throughout downtown and to various historical and archaeological sites in the Jackson area.

Camps run Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with drop-off between 8:30-9 a.m. and pick at 3 p.m. There is an option to pay for aftercare till 5:30 p.m.

July 8-12- Dudes and Dudines (Entering 1st grade and 2nd grade ONLY)
July 22-26- Dudes and Dudines (Entering 2nd grade and 3rd grade ONLY)
August 12-16- Architects and Archaeologist (Enter 4th grade and 5th grade Only)

Photo: Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum

Each session is $215
Aftercare (3-5:30 pm) is $15/day

One22 administers need-based scholarships for the Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum. For more information on scholarships contact

To register for camp, visit or contact Education and Programs Coordinator, Frances Ritchie at

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