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CANCELED – Girls Make History Camp

First Division Museum Pavilion
Student Program
Entering grades 2-5

Find out what it really means to act like a girl! Meet famous women from the past and participate in an adventure to shape America. Join the ladies of the Revolutionary War, become a scientist for a day, and see if you have what it takes to make it through basic training. This camp will investigate the often overlooked, but always important contributions women have made in American history!

Start off Girls History Camp right, with fun interactive games and activities as we begin learning about woman who made a tremendous impact in history. Join us as we learn about the women of the 18th century. We will look at how women helped during the Revolutionary War. Then we’ll discover chores like sewing and butter making. It wasn’t all work though — we’ll look at fashion and fun as well!

Whether at home or at the front, girls will learn about the roles of women during WWII. From factories to our own home, girls will have a chance to hear about changing roles for women and produce some fun home front inspired projects. Ladies will then go through a modified boot camp and learn what it took for a woman to make it in the military during WWII. After a demonstration of WWII field nursing, girls will practice their bandaging skills and learn about emergency triage.

Become a scientist for a day with fun exploration and discovery. After learning about some of the contributions women have made in science throughout history by exploring, building on their curiosities, and problem-solving, campers will do a little of the same. They will put on their scientist hats and enjoy a bit of hands-on science fun!

We will even have a surprise visit from a famous woman that will tell us about her amazing accomplishments. You won’t want to miss it!

We will pick up and drop participants off in front of the Visitors Center. Waivers and information will be emailed to participants prior to history day.

Camp dates: Monday, June 27 – Friday, July 1.

No parking fee, registration is required. Questions? Please call 630.260.8162.

For the safety of all visitors and staff, Cantigny follows the current state-mandated regulations and standard pandemic protocols.  This program will be held indoors with safety measurements in place. Each child will receive individual supplies that will not be shared among other participants. For the safety of all visitors and staff, masks will be recommended, but NOT required for all individuals, throughout the duration of the program.