2011 History Camp
Ages 11-13 July 17-23, 2011
Ages 14-16 July 3-August 6, 2011
The Montana Heritage Commission will sponsor a History Camp this summer for youth ages 11 to 16. The camp will include a variety of learning experiences for young people, including a personal history research project, history and stories from the Alder Gulch area, and some fun hands-on living history projects.
Instructors for the camp will include Montana Heritage Commission staff at Virginia City, Montana Historical Society staff, Living History demonstrators and school teachers.
Campers will be housed at the historic Bonanza Inn in Virginia City. The Bonanza Inn was the First Madison County Courthouse, after which time it became a hospital operated by the Sisters of Charity until 1879.
The fee for the camp is $400 which includes five nights lodging, all meals and snacks, all activities, supplies and instruction. The fee also includes a ride on the train and a ticket to a performance at the Opera House.
Scholarships are also available--refer to Registration Form for information on how to apply. To receive a brochure and registration form by mail, please contact the Montana Heritage Commission at (406) 843-5247.