Experience Tucson history at the Presidio Summer Camps!


It’s more than just history!  Children will engage in hands-on activities and adventure while exploring a replica Spanish Fort, a replica 2000-year-old pit house, and a historic home from the 1800’s.  They will gain a sense of place and time along the way. Register for one or for all three.

Hands-On History
June 3-7, 8:30 am-2 pm
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Have you ever wondered how archaeologists and historians use the rings in wood to find out how old something is or how people of the past made so many different colors from Cochineal beetles? Well now you can find out through your children! With a focus on experimental archaeology and science, this camp will use hands-on activities and presentations to answer those questions and more! Other activities may include using an atlatl (ancient spear thrower), flintknapping (stone tool making), making traditional O’odham pottery, etc…

Life on the Frontier
June 10-14, 8:30 am-2 pm
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Can you imagine living in Tucson before electricity and running water? Can you imagine the excitement people felt when the first train came through or when ice cream arrived? Join us to find out what life was really like from 1775-1912 and some of the changes they experienced. Activities may include: learning how to use a telegraph, learning the history of baseball in Tucson (play a game), making ice cream, etc…!

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From S-cuk sọn to Tucson
June 17-21, 8:30 am-2 pm
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Have you ever wondered about all of the the incredible people that helped build Tucson? In this camp participants will use hands-on activities and presentations to celebrate the people that have shaped our rich history. Activities may include: pottery making, playing traditional O’odham and Apache games, designing and making your own Alebrijes, tasting foods such as prickly pear fruit, etc…

Guest presenters may include members of the Tohono O’odham Nation, Pascua Yaqui Tribe, Mexican American Heritage and History Museum, and more!

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For questions, please contact Ginger Thompson, gingert@tucsonpresidio.com

Price for each camp:
$265 for Non-members, $240 for Presidio Museum Members
10% discount for siblings
(Family Memberships start at $40, so it may be worth becoming a member if you are registering more than one child. Click here to become a member.)

Cancellation policy:
All fees will be returned if camp registration is cancelled by customer up to one week before camp begins. After this time, 75% of the fees will be returned for cancellations.

Camps may be cancelled by the Presidio if there are fewer than 5 registrations one week before start date.