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Deadwood History Summer Camp Registration Now Open

DEADWOOD – Deadwood History, Inc. and the Deadwood Historic Preservation Commission will host a series of summer camps for area youth.  The Summer Camp Series kicks off with Nature Exploration Camp wherecampers will explore nature and learn about birds, plants, bees, trees, and wildlife.  Students will enjoy hiking and exploring the great outdoors during this five day camp.  Nature Exploration Camp is for students going into grades 4-6.  This camp takes place on June 17 to 21 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  The cost is $50 for members and $55 for non-members. Reservations required. 

Learn the basics of archaeology with Introduction to Archaeology Camp for students going into grades 1-3.  Campers will learn how to set up a dig site, proper tool handling, how to identify and map artifacts, the importance of record keeping, and how artifacts are stored.  This experience promises to spark the child’s curiosity about the past and provide a unique opportunity for them to learn about different cultures and archaeological techniques in a fun and educational setting. Introduction to Archaeology Camp takes place on June 26 to 28 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and the cost is $40 for members and $45 for non-members.

Students going into grades 1-3 can also join us for CrAzy Art Camp where creativity knows no bounds and imagination takes flight.  What sets CrAzy Art Camp apart is the unique focus on using a diverse assortment of materials, including used items, new supplies, and natural elements.  Campers will immerse themselves in nature and draw inspiration from the great outdoors during this three-day camp.  The Art Camp runs from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on July 10 to 12 and the cost is $40 for members and $45 for non-members.

At Mad Music Camp students will embark on an exciting, creative journey through the diverse realms of music, exploring various genres, styles, and instruments along the way.  Throughout the week, students in grades 4-6 will learn about the rich diversity of musical expression and engage in hands-on activities and homemade instruments that ignite their passion for music.  This camp is scheduled from July 15 to 19, running daily from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The cost is $50 for members and $55 for non-members. 

For more information or to register for summer camp, please contact Education Director Tera Richards at 605-578-1657. All camps take place at the Days of ‘76 Museum, 18 Seventy-Six Drive, Deadwood.  Reservations are required.  Scholarships are available.  The camps fill up quickly, so please reserve your space today. 

Co-sponsored by the Deadwood Historic Preservation Commission, Adams-Mastrovich Family Foundation, Deadwood History, Deadwood Chamber & Visitors Bureau, Black Hills Pioneer, Monument Health Lead-Deadwood, and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.


Deadwood History, Inc. preserves and presents the history of Deadwood and the Black Hills through exceptional places, interactive exhibits, and engaging events.

Adams Museum, Days of ’76 Museum, Historic Adams House, Homestake Adams

Research and Cultural Center, The Brothel Deadwood, and Fassbender Photographic Collection. 

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