Hands-on History Summer Camp

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Five camps in one location!

Hands-on History summer camp is a fun-filled weeklong day camp for kids aged 6 to 12 in the beautiful Golden History Park. Campers will use their hands as much as their brains, whether in Dirty Jobs, Pioneer Kids, Decision Makers, or Art Explorers. In our revamped Silent Stars, exclusively for kids aged 9 to 12, campers will write, direct, and star in their own silent movie.

Read details about the five different themes and see the schedule of classes below. Registration for non-members starts January 15, 2018.

Please read parent information and policies before registering. Parents do not need to send in a Parent Packet, as all the information will be collected during registration.

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Location and Structure

Hands-on History summer camp

Campers participate in either full-day or half-day sessions. There are two different themes each week, one each in the morning and afternoon sessions. Age groups are divided into 6–8 and 9–11 year olds. There will be an average ratio of one teacher for every ten students or less.

Kids will be separated into two age groups for the majority of activities, engaging the older students with greater challenges.

HOH’s “home base” will be inside the historic Reynolds Cabin in the Golden History Park near the corner of 11th and Illinois Streets in downtown Golden. For activities, campers and instructors may also travel throughout downtown Golden and to Golden History Museum.

Camp Themes

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Dirty Jobs Pioneer Kids Decision Makers Art Explorers Silent Stars


Drop-off and pick-up times

Morning drop-off: Between 8:30 and 9:00

Afternoon drop off/pick up and supervised lunch break: Between 12:00 and 1:00. Full-day campers will eat lunch while half-day campers are picked up or dropped off by parents. All campers are welcome to stay to eat lunch, brought from home.

Evening pick-up: Between 4:00 and 4:30

Rates and Discounts

To receive the member price you must have a current Household level (or higher) membership.



Merit-based scholarships are awarded to children with a demonstrated interest in history. Scholarships can be for either full- or half-day camps. Download the application here. This is for both the Gregory Family Scholarship and Friends of Golden History Museum Scholarship.

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923 10th St
Golden, CO 80401

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