Virtual Summer Camp

Join us for the Detroit Historical Society's first,
Virtual Summer Camp
Detroit to the World

Our virtual summer camp will run August 17th to 21st, 2020, 
and will be conducted live every morning from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. via Zoom. 

Along with learning from the education team at the Detroit Historical Society, we are partnering with

  • the Arab American National Museum,
  • Corpus Art Inc,
  • the Hellenic Museum,
  • and many more!

Our partners will be joining us to tell the stories of Detroiters and the number of cultures that call this city home!

Participating children will also be crafting online with our staff and partners, craft supply kits will be available for purchase and pick up prior to August 17th.


Camp for the week (craft supplies kit included) - $120

Camp per day - $20

Craft Supply Kit - $40

Note: All sales are final and are not eligible for refund or credit.


Frequently Asked Questions

How much is Detroit to the World Camp? 
- $120 for 5 days of camp. You also have the option to purchase a recorded version of each session a la carte for $20/day. 

Is the craft kit included in my purchase of a camp session? 
- Craft kits will be included with a purchase of a full week, they are available a la carte for $40. 


Can I buy my craft kit in person?
- All craft kits and camp sessions must be pre-paid online.

Where can I find the recordings of my camp session? 
- Recordings of your camp session will be available once the session has concluded and will be uploaded via Dropbox link, which will be emailed to you, following the session.

Are the crafts age appropriate? 

- All crafts are designed to be completed by students in grades 3-6, or 8-12 years of age. 

Will my child require parental supervision during session? 
- Campers will have staff, as well as our guest speakers, in session with them who will be guiding them through each presentation and craft, so we think it's unlikely. However, we still recommend that a parent or guardian remain close by in the event that your child might require assistance with some part of the craft. 

Can I switch the camp day I purchased with another? 
- Unfortunately, no. All sales for camp sessions are final, we recommend making sure to purchase a day you know your child will enjoy and be able to attend. 

How messy will the crafts be? 
- We've tried to make sure that each craft make as little mess as possible, but kids will be kids! There is one craft in our camp week that involves paint, so we'd recommend keeping some paper towel or a washcloth close by in the event of paint splatter. 

Will I have to supply any additional materials? 
- All major components for each craft will be included in the craft kits, but there are some materials we ask parents or guardians provide: scissors, paper towel or washcloth, cup and water for paintbrush cleaning. 

If my child misses a session, can we schedule a make up day? 
- Unfortunately, we're unable to accommodate make up days. However, each presentation and craft will be recorded and available for viewing following each session. 

What will a virtual camp session be like? 
- You will receive an email with camp itinerary following your purchase, it will include the secure Zoom links that you'll need to join us for your sessions. For security purposes, you'll be placed in the virtual "waiting room" until a staff member lets you into the call. Each camp day will run from 9:30am to 12pm and will be run by two staff members who will lead each day with an ice breaker, discussion, and live demonstration of each craft. Most importantly, campers will have the opportunity to connect with each other and showcase their work. 

We understand that every child has different interests, skill levels, and work at their own pace. To accommodate our campers, the craft will be shown as a live demonstration which campers can refer to when completing their own crafts offline. This structure allows campers to have the full camp experience while also allowing them the off-screen time to complete their crafts over the course of the 5-day week. 


How do I pick up my craft kit? 

- Craft kits will be available for pick up at the Detroit Historical Museum at 5401 Woodward Ave. Please remember to bring ID and camp verification with you when picking up your kit. Kits will be available for pick up Monday, August 10th through Friday, August 14th from 11am-3pm. 

What if I'm having trouble with Zoom? 
- If you're having trouble accessing the meeting room on the day of your camp session, our staff will be happy to assist you. Please feel free to reach out via the contact information that will be sent to your email along with your camp itinerary. If you're unfamiliar with the platform, we will be opening the meeting room 15 minutes prior to the beginning of each camp day to allow for troubleshooting and to help get you situated. We highly recommend logging on a few minutes before the camp to allow enough time for your child to familiarize themselves with the platform. 

If more than one child wants to participate, do I have to buy camps separately? 
- Siblings are more than welcome to participate in the camp session by sharing the same device being used to join the call. However, keep in mind that each craft kit only has enough material to complete one of each craft.