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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!
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.

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