Colorado Springs Summer Camp - CSPM

Summer Camps

Registration is now open!


Register your student (entering grades 3rd-12th) for a one-week immersive history experience. The Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum (CSPM) works to build a lasting connection to the Pikes Peak region by preserving and sharing our cultural history.  Limited need-based scholarships are available. 

Learn more and register for our History Detectives and Museum Discovery summer camps belo

History Detectives Summer Camp (Grades 3rd-5th)

Experience an activity-packed week that will take campers behind the scenes of the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum. As History Detectives, campers will explore local history through games, crafts, and exciting challenges. At the end of the week, families and friends are invited to the public Family Fun Day, where history will come to life through demonstrations and activities presented by campers.

Students entering 3rd through 5th grade

Monday, June 6 – Friday, June 10

Museum Discovery Summer Camps (Middle & High School)

Experience an activity-packed week exploring the fascinating world of museums. This immersive program will take your student behind the scenes of the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum. Students will learn about our community’s history, connect with like-minded peers, and work on interpretive and public speaking skills.

  • Middle School: Students entering 6th through 8th grade
  • High School: Students entering 9th through 12th grade
  • Middle School: Monday, July 11 – Friday, July 15
  • High School: Monday, July 18 – Friday, July 22

What to Expect

  • Learn to interpret local history through activities such as historic demonstrations, crafts, and engaging presentations
  • Get an exclusive, behind the scenes look at the work of your community history museum
  • Experience history in a unique and engaging way
  • Explore your interests and connect with like-minded peers
  • Gain confidence and improve social skills
  • Work one-on-one with museum professionals
  • Present to audiences of all ages at the Museum’s Family Fun Day on the final day of camp
  • Become a steward of local history and help share and preserve the past

Each program is $150

This includes a t-shirt, program supplies, and a pizza lunch on the final day. Participants must provide their own snacks and lunches Monday through Thursday

9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Programs run 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday

15 participants per program

We will admit up to 15 participants per program and require a minimum of 5

Thanks to our generous sponsor, D.A. Davidson Companies, McCarty, Brown, Eden & Porter Financial Advisor Group, limited need-based scholarships are available. If you are interested in a scholarship, contact Meg Poole, Program Coordinator at prior to registering

A refund request must be received no less than TWO WEEKS prior to the start of the program. If approved, the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum (CSPM) will refund the amount of the fee minus a $25 non-refundable deposit. No refunds will be given after two weeks prior to the start of the program.

We do not issue refunds for participants that do not show or that miss any of the five days of camp. If you need to cancel your registration please email

If the Museum is closed due to inclement weather or other unforeseen events, we will issue you a full refund.

The Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum (CSPM) reserves the right to cancel a program due to lack of enrollment or unforeseen circumstances in which the CSPM is closed. If the CSPM is closed due to inclement weather or other unforeseen events, we will issue you a full refund.

The Museum Discovery Program is generously sponsored by D.A. Davidson & Companies, McCarty, Brown, Eden & Porter Financial Advisor Group


Contact the Program Coordinator, Meg Poole at


Our daughter has been to many camps over the years and this was one of her favorites! She has loved the Pioneers Museum since she was a little kid; it was always one of our favorite places to visit throughout the years, including many Family Fun Days. Having her present at the Family Fun Day at the end of camp felt like a full circle moment. Getting a close-up, behind-the-scenes look at the history of the people and places really helped strengthen the connection to her city. She’s been excited to point out buildings downtown and is looking forward to volunteering at other events with the Museum. It’s really nice to have camps for older kids — thank you for doing that.

– Parent of Previous Middle School Participant