Bayou Bend Summer History Camp: Crafting America

“Crafting America” | 2024 Schedule & Registration

Summer History Camp is a five-day program: Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. To register, complete and submit the appropriate application form. 

Level 1 | 5th Graders | Information & Application Form 

  • July 15 to 19
  • July 22 to 26

Become a history detective! Bayou Bend’s collection of American objects is the entry point for an engaging camp program where 21st-century kids explore life in the 1700s. Campers forge metal, mold candles, write with quill pens, play colonial-era games, and work with experts in art and history. The camp’s thoughtful curriculum challenges campers to form opinions based on asking questions and making discoveries through active participation.

Level 2 | 6th Graders | Information & Application Form 

  • June 24 to 28

The story continues! Bayou Bend’s Level 2 summer camp shifts the focus onto objects made in the mid-to-late 1800s and features a more intense object study and crafting focus than the Level 1 camp. The session is ideally suited for previous campers with a desire to continue their experience at Bayou Bend, but enrollment is open to all who meet eligibility criteria.

Students who meet the age-group requirements may apply. Families must supply transportation and a sack lunch daily.

$375 General Admission
$350 MFAH Members (membership number required at time of payment)

Limited scholarships are available. See page 3 of each Information Form for instructions on how to apply. (Scholarship applications must be received by April 26, 2024.)

Contact Joey Milillo at or 713.639.7759. 

Bayou Bend Summer History Camp receives generous funding from Houston Junior Woman’s Club.