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Breaking news! July 11-15 is the ONLY chance to experience Futures in History Camp 2022! This out-of-this-world, 5-day camp experience includes facilitation by Museum staff and other experts, all materials needed for hands-on learning, meals and snacks, friendship, fun, and more! Registration for FiHC is open to any area campers entering 4th, 5th, and 6th grades who are eager to explore the many futures a career in history can offer. From law, to archaeology, to architecture, to museum studies, and environmental science, there is a future for everyone at Futures in History Camp!

FiHC will take place Monday, July 11 - Friday, July 15 (8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. each day). Registration for this (1) session of 16 campers will open Sunday, May 1 at 1:00 p.m.

FiHC 2.1 is presented in partnership with the Great Plains Laborers District Council, Fever River Research, the David Davis Mansion, the Bloomington-Normal Black History Project, Old House Society, Workbench Architects, Meltdown Creative Works, Illinois Art Station, Connect Transit, The Hangar Art Co., Rivian, Sugar Grove Nature Center, Eatology, and more.

Thanks to our Premium Sponsors: Bridgestone and the Young Men's Club of Bloomington; our Basic Sponsors: Illinois Farm Bureau, Heartland Bank & Trust, WGLT, Radio BloomingtonThe Pantagraph, and MCK CPAs & Advisors for making this program possible. 


Information for prospective FiHC Families

Futures in History Camp will operate according to specifications and protocols recommended by the State of Illinois and adhere to guidance provided by the IDPH, CDC, and ISBE. Specific health and safety protocols for FiHC 2022 will be determined as camp dates near. At this time, masks are recommended but not required for all Museum programs and all participants are still asked to self-certify that they are free of the following symptoms: Fever (100.4 or higher), new onset of moderate to severe headache, shortness of breath, new cough, sore throat, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain from unknown cause, new congestion/runny nose, new loss of sense of taste or smell, nausea, fatigue from unknown cause, muscle or body aches. Physical distancing protocols will continue to align with the ISBE Public Health Guidance for Schools (which allows for 3 feet physical distance with masks), with 6 feet distance maintained whenever possible. 

For up-to-date information on safety and health protocols specific to the McLean County Museum of History go to www.mchistory.org/visit

Camp Sessions

Registration for Futures in History Camp 2022 is FULL! Click HERE to join the waiting list!

  • Session I
  • July 11 – July 15
  • 8:30 am to 3:15 pm
  • Registration for FiHC 2022 is FULL
  • Session II
  • August 1 – August 5
  • 8:30 am to 3:15 pm
  • Cancelled

Camp Cost

New this year! The cost of Futures in History Camp is up to you! The Museum fundamentally believes that nothing should prevent a camper's participation in FiHC, particularly cost. We also know that camper families who are able to support the Museum and our programs financially will do so happily. In that spirit, the Museum is abandoning its threshold for full scholarships (which has enabled qualifying campers to attend FiHC free of charge for more than a decade) in favor of a pay-what-you-can model. Your tuition--no matter the total--will help cover the costs of expert facilitation, materials, site fees, food, travel, and everything else that makes FiHC so great. AND, will help sponsor the cost of campers whose families will benefit from $0 tuition. Thank you in advance for your support and helping keep Futures in History Camp accessible to all area campers!

The recommended tuition for (1) camper is $150. The table below is provided as a suggestion and intended to assist families in determining the cost of their camper(s).

To help us continue to offer our other educational programs FREE of charge, donate today!

Family Income Cost
Over $36,000 / year $150 / camper
Under $36,000 / year $0 - $150 / camper
Over $150,000 / year $150+ / camper

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