Are teenagers and children welcome at History Camp America?
Yes. While most of the content, in terms of learning level, will be geared towards adults there will be tours of historic sites that will be enjoyed by all. Youth who are deeply interested in history will also find content that is enjoyable for them in the sessions.
What does casual mean?
You don’t have to submit papers months in advance. There is no specific theme. The topics that are presented are the ones of interest to the presenters. The sessions that are well-attended are the ones that are of interest to the attendees. It’s an incredibly democratic way to gather and share information. To get an idea of the high-caliber of speakers and the fascinating breadth of topics, browse some of the past History Camps, such as History Camp Boston 2019.
Rules of engagement
History Camp is one of the few places where people can come listen to history without being inundated with current politics. It is also a place where people can learn history without feeling pressure to buy something.
In order to maintain that integrity, we have two basic rules for all presenters, A) avoid current politics and B) refrain from sales pitches while presenting.
History Camp is a place where people who love history can gather, share ideas, learn new things, explore new facets of history, and have fun. We prohibit any form of discrimination or harassment and hold all of participants to behave in a civil and professional manner.
Partnering or Selling Items at History Camp
At our in-person and online events, we reserve areas where attendees can purchase merchandise and books: meet with consultants, performers, and authors; and learn about societies, libraries, museums, archives, and non-profit organizations. We also encourage partnerships who support History Camp and are listed on all event materials.
If you would like to explore the options for partnering or sponsoring History Camp, or would like more information about selling books or history merchandise, please contact Carrie Lund.