General Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about History Camp

History Camp welcomes presenters from all facets of history. Past presenters have included scholars and published authors; podcast and YouTube presenters; high school and undergraduate students; reenactors and living history craftspeople; public historians and teachers; archivists, curators, librarians, conservators, exhibit designers, National Park Rangers, and genealogists; playwrights and actors; and those who are passionate about history.

Please see the specific History Camp event you wish to participate in and look for the Call for Presenters as each event has their own FAQ and sign-up forms.

Please see the specific History Camp event you wish to participate in and look for the Register link as each event has their own registration forms.

The sessions will be announced as they come in and are accepted. We’ll post to this site and social media as well as send an email to all who have signed-up to receive our eNews.

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Yes, registration can be given as a gift. When registering you will input the receivers name and email as the attendee.

The History Camp America t-shirt is a men’s-sized shirt, made of 100% American grown cotton.

The sizing chart (from the manufacturer) is as follows.

Size Chest Body Length Sleeve Length
(From center back)
Small 18.5″ 26.62″ 32″
Medium 20.5″ 28.0″ 33.75″
Large 22.5 29.37 36
X-Large 24.5 30.75 37.25
2X-Large 26.5 31.62 38.75
3X-Large 28 32.5 39.75

Cancellation + Refunds (midnight, eastern time, for all dates provided)

History Camp:

More than 30 days before the event: Full refund

30 – 14 days before the event: 50% refund

Less than 14 days: No refund

The Pursuit of History Weekends:

More than 60 days before the event: Full refund

What is the History Camp America online experience like?

Its as close as you can possibly get to an in-person event with the added bonus of historic site tours. People loved it, here’s what they said:

“History Camp will introduce you to articulate and passionate public historians. The range of topics at History Camp and on the Thursday night discussions provides all history folks with complex ideas about our past.”

“If you want to spend a single day delving into interesting topics that span our nation’s history all from the comfort of your own home, then History Camp America is for you! Not only can you hear about interesting topics, you can also tour places you may not otherwise be able to!”

“Eclectic, vivid, and invigorating!”

“History Camp America is a great experience with amazing instructors who are very knowledgeable in the topics. The tours were awesome and educational! They cover a wide variety of topics, so you are guaranteed to find something that you can enjoy! The lunch making was also super fun!”

“A history party with in depth info on lots of different topics.”

“History Camp America is the equivalent to attending a Comic-Con. Nerds everywhere in their element!”

“History Camp America is similar to a professional conference with high quality speakers who gear their talks toward an audience of non-professional history nerds.”

“The most extraordinarily diverse one-day program.”

“A great value, a great time, and well worth the investment.”

“I really loved it and I can’t wait to watch the ones I didn’t get a chance to catch in the archives. I loved all the different intriguing subjects. I’m the only history lover in my household and being a part of history camp was so fun for me and I loved being a part of something with other history lovers.”

History Camp is an event where attendees can share and learn in a supportive, casual, and fun educational environment.

In short, we expect:
– Courteous personal conduct.
– No spamming or solicitation.
– No streaming or sharing of event material through to other websites or any other forms of rebroadcast or re-transmission. No sharing of our speakers’ copyrighted presentations and/or materials in any way or form.

If you witness any offensive behavior, please contact event staff.

Anyone in violation of our terms may be removed from participation—for any cause and without explanation. Those ejected from the event will not receive a refund and may be barred from accessing recorded content.

All registrations will appear on your credit card as The Pursuit of History, Inc., the registered non-profit organizer of History Camp and other history-focused programming and events.