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Futures in History Camp 2018

Abraham Lincoln may have never said, "The best way to predict your future is to create it." But, it is a fine sentiment nonetheless! And, creating futures informed by the past is what Futures in History Camp is all about!

Registration for Futures in History Camp is open to any area students entering 4th, 5th, and 6th grades who are keen on exploring the many futures a career in history can hold. From law, to archaeology, to architecture, to museum studies, and environmental science, there is a future for everyone at Futures in History Camp!

This 5-day summer camp is presented in partnership with the David Davis Mansion State Historic Site and Sugar Grove Nature Center. Two separate sessions of 20 campers each are open for registration for Summer 2018.


View the slide show below to see pictures from last summer's camp!

2018 Schedule

Who: You! That is, any young history enthusiast entering 4th, 5th, or 6th grades in Fall 2018

What: An immersive 5-day camp dedicated to investigating exciting futures in the history field, including:

Law, Archaeology, Architecture, Museum Studies, and Environmental Science!

Where: McLean County Museum of History, David Davis Mansion, Sugar Grove Nature Center

Why: Because history is our future!

  • Session I
  • Monday, June 18 – Friday, June 22
  • 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m
  • Session II
  • Monday, July 9 – Friday, July 13
  • 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m



Campers with an annual household income less than $32,000 are eligible for free registration.

Family Income Price
Over $32,000/year $125
Under $32,000/year FREE


Registration begins April 16 2018

Registration ends June 8 2018

Registration for Futures in History Camp 2018 is FULL! Contact the Education Department at education@mchistory.org for more information about future camps.

Register Online

Parent Testimonials

As a parent, I truly appreciate how enriching this camp was, combining fun and education! My daughter LOVED it! It seemed very well staffed and planned. (water bottle holders, caps, name buttons, lunches, etc.) THIS IS THE BEST CAMP MY DAUGHTER HAS EVER ATTENDED!! THANK YOU!!!


Thank you for creating such an engaging camp and being so positive and organized!


The camp was a fun and interesting experience for our son. The variety of activities provided a good range of learning opportunities.


My daughter really enjoyed the week. She usually complains about camps and looked forward to every day.


It was an awesome camp! My son loved it even though he knew no one going into it! Great job!


All of the instructors were very nice and helpful. Thanks so much for your hard work and great activity variety. I was very impressed.


I want to tell you thank you so much for paying for this so my son…could attend. He couldn't have gone if that had not happened. He ABSOLUTELY had a great time. [My son] sometimes (actually most of the time) struggles in school. You made learning so much fun for him with this. He has talked and talked about camp and he remembers what was said. He wants to show his sister and I things he has learned and tell us stories. This doesn't usually happen with him. It is so obvious the wonderful job you did by the way he has spoken about you. Thank you so very much for helping him have this wonderful opportunity