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5, 4, 3, 2, 1 ... Lift off! Registration for Futures in History Camp 2.0
Date & Time
7/6/20 - 8/7/20
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM


There is no time like the present to learn from the past and start shaping our future. From law to archaeology, architecture, museum studies, and environmental science, there is a future for everyone at Futures in History Camp 2.0!

This immersive 5-day virtual camp experience will include live and recorded online activities 
facilitated by Museum staff and other experts, material kits for hands-on learning, and opportunities for friendship and fun along the way.

“We loved everything about last summer’s camp,” said a 2019 FiHC family. “Knowing it must be online is sad, but understandable. I trust the staff to know how best to apply the spirit/curriculum of that physical camp to an online environment. Education is what makes this camp more than just empty fun. So that’s important.”

The Museum has been fortunate to collaborate with such amazing partners as David Davis Mansion, Sugar Grove Nature Center, West Bloomington Revitalization Project, University Galleries of Illinois State University, Connect Transit, City of Bloomington, Town of Normal, the Cometogetherspace, Hourglass Films, and so many more area professionals who have shared their expertise and enthusiasm with our campers each and every summer. And though we cannot gather for a typical camp experience, we are no less in this together with a stellar list of partners and exciting opportunities to come.

Three sessions of 15 campers (entering 4th through 6th grades) each will be offered throughout the months of July and August. Full scholarships are available for all campers who qualify; and new Family Pricing provides households with multiple campers a discounted rate. We are also thrilled to announce that the Museum is partnering with Boys & Girls Club of Bloomington-Normal to provide a number of BGCBN members with an out of this world FiHC 2.0 experience.

“...I sincerely believe...one young person each summer has had a career interest in history, education, and/or museum work awakened from the Futures in History Camp experience,” said FiHC volunteer and Museum member Herb Knudsen. “The Camp was well-organized and interest centers well-varied; the students exuberant, attentive, and fully-engaged; and [the Museum staff] was unflappable, sensitive to the wide variety of student needs and skill levels.”

FiHC 2.0 Dates
• July 6 – 10 (9:00-11:30 a.m. live online engagement)
• July 20 – 24 (9:00-11:30 a.m. live online engagement)
• August 3 – 7 (9:00-11:30 a.m. live online engagement)

FiHC 2.0 Costs
• Single camper - $125

• Family Price (more than one eligible camper in the same household) - $225 (2 campers), $350 (3 campers)
• Full scholarships available to campers with a household income of $32,000 or less

Take a chance on a bright future and register for Futures in History Camp 2.0 today! Visit tinyurl.com/y7ybf7da to register your camper or visit tinyurl.com/ybq39cfk to invest in a camper’s future in history by donating to our annual fund drive!

If you have any questions you can also contact Hannah Johnson at hjohnson@mchistory.org.
McLean County Museum of History
200 N Main St
Bloomington, IL