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 Art Camp where students will be part of an exciting and unique experience discovering their inner artist. The camp will focus on elements of art: color, form, line, shape, space, texture, and value. Students will learn a variety of ways they can create original works of art, get inspiration from real life artists, and become familiar with several different styles of art. Art Camp is offered for students going into grades 4-6 on June 3 – 7 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Camp starts and concludes at the Days of '76 Museum; $40 for members, $50 for non-members.
Discover the wildlife of the Black Hills during Critter Camp and learn about the habitats, environments, and ecosystems of the animals that call the Black Hills home. Campers will learn about animals that are native to the Black Hills and some that were introduced to the area. Representatives from the Black Hills Raptor Center will visit the camp and introduce students to a variety of native bird species. Critter Camp is for students going into grades 1-3. It will be held June 11 – 13 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Days of '76 Museum. This camp is free.
Join us for one of our most requested summer camps – Game Camp. If you like outdoor games, board games, card games, dice games and more, then this camp is for you. Play games with your friends, invent new games to teach other campers, and learn the history behind some of your favorite games. Game Camp is offered to students going into grades 4-6 on June 17 – 21 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and will be held at the Days of '76 Museum; $40 for members, $50 for non-members.
At Wild West Camp, find out what life was like as a cowboy, a pioneer, a miner, a Native American, and a Victorian in the Black Hills. Campers will learn how different people lived in South Dakota during the 19th and 20th centuries with hands-on experiences and activities. Wild West Camp is for students going into grades 4-6 on June 24 – 28 at the Days of '76 Museum from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.; $40 for members, $50 for non-members.
Students will learn and use forensic investigation skills at CSI Camp. Figure out how to break the Morse code, find secret messages written in invisible ink, and crack an enigmatic code to solve the museum’s mysteries. This camp promises to be an engaging experience for students. CSI Camp is for students going into grades 4-6 on July 8 – 12 at the Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center (HARCC) from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; $40 for members, $50 for non-members.
Explore the early days of Deadwood and find out what it meant to be a cowboy, a pioneer, a miner, and more at Old West Camp. Campers will focus on the lifestyle of early western settlers, learn about the legends and history of Deadwood, and some of the tricks to being a cowboy. Old West Camp is for students going into grades 1-3 on July 16 – 18. Camp starts and concludes at the Days of '76 Museum from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This camp is free.
For more information or to register for summer camp, please contact Amanda Brown, Education Director, at 605-578-1657. A $10 non-refundable deposit is required per camp. The deposit will be applied to the cost of each camp. Scholarships are available. The camps fill up quickly, so please reserve your space today.
Summer Camps are co-sponsored by the Deadwood Historic Preservation Commission, Adams-Mastrovich Family Foundation, Deadwood History, Black Hills Pioneer, Twin City Hardware, Bill Haas, Pack Horse, Mayor Turbiville Supporting Kids Fund, First Interstate Bank Lead-Deadwood Community Foundation, Lynn’s Dakotamart, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, and the William Karl & Laura L. Haas Education Endowment.
We inspire the global community by preserving and celebrating the cultural heritage of Deadwood and the Black Hills in the context of the American West through exceptional exhibits, innovative educational programs, and access to extensive collections in unique settings.
Adams Museum, Days of '76 Museum, Historic Adams House, and Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center
This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.