Each unique, week-long camp includes hands-on learning with our experienced Museum educators and play in our 12-acre park. Campers will also spend each day having fun with new friends, learning about Colorado’s history, and making history of their own, says camp director Miranda Capuano.
Four Mile Historic Park offers three, week-long, day camp options for youth ages 6-11 years. There are two (2) half-day camps and one full-day camp – each lasting for one week, Monday through Friday. How the West was Fun!, full day camp (9am-3pm) offered twice this summer , includes before and after care for campers.
HOW THE WEST WAS FUN!: Campers will discover the unique experiences in America’s westward expansion from the point of view of the Native Americans and of several groups of immigrants. The customs, traditions, and crafts of the African American, Hispanic, Native American, Jewish, and Chinese will come to life for your child. Available the weeks of June 17 & July 29, from 9AM-3PM, includes before and after care. Tuition: Members of FMHP: $189, Non-Members:
HOMESTEADING: Campers will build a new frontier community as they experience and learn about the unique situations associated with early homesteading in Colorado, enjoy a horse-drawn wagon ride, visit a blacksmith, contribute to a historic quilt, attend a one-room school, and cook in a wood-burning stove. Available the week of July 8, from 9AM-NOON. Tuition: Members of FMHP: $126, Non-Members:
RANCHES TO RAILROADS: Campers discover the many opportunities available to both men and women on the frontier. They will try their hands at ranching, newspaper publishing, working on the railroad, and many other jobs that transformed the west. Available the week of August 12, from 9AM-NOON. Tuition: Members of FMHP: $126, Non-Members:
There is a charge to participate in Four Mile Historic Park’s Summer Day Camps, and spaces are limited. Registration is open and available online, with registration closing ten business days prior to the start date for each camp. Camp fees include all supplies and snacks. For more information about Four Mile Historic Park’s Summer Day Camps, please visit http://www.fourmilepark.org/
About Four Mile Historic Park –
Founded and opened to the public in 1978, Four Mile Historic Park (FMHP) is the site of Denver’s oldest structure, the Four Mile House Museum. Currently, the site is a 12-acre public park of what was once over 600 acres of working farm land run by the Booth family for 80 years. The mission of FMHP is to educate, preserve and interpret the western rural heritage of Colorado to a diverse public. FMHP offers many educational programs, heritage events, and other special events. Four Mile Historic Park offers visitors a first-hand look at the lifestyle of the earliest settlers in the area and how they prospered into the 1880s. The Four Mile House Museum and outbuildings provide the centerpiece for a journey into the past, where visitors can directly experience what it was like to travel to the new frontier, with both the hardships and wonderment of this adventure. Four Mile Historic Park is operated in cooperation with the City & County of Denver with support provided by the City of Glendale and the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District.