Summer History Camp

Blast from the Past History Summer Camp: A Tale of Acadie

Registration opens April 1st for campers ages 6 - 12 for our 26th annual Blast from the Past history summer camp!

This year’s theme, “A Tale of Acadie” is inspired by the museum’s summer exhibition, Evangenalia: The Evolution of an Icon featuring the changing representation in art and advertising of the heroine of Longfellow’s epic poem, Evangeline.  Museum staff, visiting artists, and other special guests will lead participants through time by celebrating Louisiana’s Acadian customs, traditions, food ways, music, and works of art. Through a series of fun and creative hands-on activities including games, crafts, old-fashioned chores, and storytelling, campers will gain a greater appreciation for local culture and its Canadian beginnings.

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  • How to create an account
  • If you have registered for a sport with the West Baton Rouge Parish Parks and Recreation Department, you already have an account.

General Camp Information

  • Two one-week sessions are available to choose from: June 14 - 18 and June 21 – 25. Activities from each session are the same.
  • Camper drop off is from 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. and pick up is from 3:00 - 3:30 p.m
  • Campers will need to bring a bag lunch. Snacks and drinks will be provided daily.
  • A T-shirt will be provided to campers. 
  • Space is limited. Masks will be required, and social distancing protocol will be followed. 
  • Advanced, paid registration is required, and reservations are taken on a first-come, first-paid basis. 
  • The admission fee for WBR Parish residents and/or active WBR Historical Association members is $125 and $150 for all other participants.

Registration Information