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Old Sacramento History Camp

Wanted: History Campers to travel back in time to the Gold Rush! Travel to Sutter's Fort in a covered wagon, make your own old time toys, learn the secrets of the city with an Old Sacramento Underground Tour, pan for gold, ride a steam train, star in your own play, and march in the camp parade. Become a history camper today!

2014 Camp Sessions

July 7 - July 11: Gold Fever
Our first week of camp, Gold Fever, is an introduction to California and Sacramento’s history. Campers will travel via covered wagon to the place that started it all, Sutter’s Fort. Throughout the week campers will visit several historic sites including but not limited to the California State Railroad Museum, the Old School House Museum and the Pony Express monument. Campers will play Nineteenth Century games, do art projects, and discover their local history along the way.

July 14 - July 18: History Live! (SOLD OUT!)
History Live is the theme of our second week of camp. During this session, campers will work on a theme for a play that they will perform at the end of the week. Traveling via covered wagon, campers will explore the past in a new way at places such as the Old City Cemetery and the re-created Eagle Theatre. Campers will also participate in a week-long history mystery that will have them searching for hidden clues and interviewing characters from the past.

July 21 - July 25: Dig It
Preservation, archaeology and anthropology, oh my! Last, but not least, Dig it, will encourage campers to think about what is beneath our feet. This week’s fieldtrips will include a visit to the State Capitol, an Old Sacramento Underground tour, and the Delta King just to mention a few. Focusing on change and time, campers will see the historic district as it has evolved from Sutter’s Embarcadero, to skid row, to the Historic State Park it is today.

Camp Facts

Hours: 9:00AM - 4:00PM
Location: Sacramento History Museum and Living History Center in Old Sacramento
Souvenir: Each camper will receive a History Camp t-shirt
Camper Ages: 8 - 12
Registration Fee: $155 per week per camper. Discounted rates are available for HOSF members at $140 per week per camper.
Extended Care: Morning and afternoon extended care is available for an additional fee.


To register for Old Sacramento History Camp, please download and print out the Registration Form (MS Word), fill out and fax to 916-808-5100, or mail to 101 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814.

Camp Scholarships

This year the Historic Old Sacramento Foundation will be offering two scholarships for every session of History Camp. Each scholarship will cover all expenses for one student for one week of camp. To apply, please download the Scholarship Application Form (pdf).

Junior Counselors

We are looking for energetic, talented, and creative students to serve as Junior Camp Counselors to help make History Camp a success. Download the Junior Camp Counselor application (pdf) for more information and to apply today!

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