Historians in Training: Junior Archivist Summer Camp  



The Tennessee State Library & Archives is delighted to offer a full-day summer camp, Historians in Training: Junior Archivist, to 8-12 year old students. The camp will run from June 10 – 14, 2024. During the week-long adventure, campers will explore historical topics and people while learning how archivists care for and protect historical documents for the future. As junior archivists and historians, campers will learn how history is preserved through hands-on activities, games, and field trips to other local historical sites (within walking distance of the Library & Archives).

Who: 8-12 year olds

When: June 10 – 14, 2024

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (before care: $10/day 7:30 – 9:00 a.m./after care: $10/day 3:00 – 5:30 p.m.)

Where: Tennessee State Library & Archives, 1001 Rep. John Lewis Way N. in downtown Nashville

Register: Fill out the Parent Information & Policies Form and Summer Camp Registration Form. Email forms to Casey.Swank@tn.gov.

Pay: Once your registration is confirmed, mail your $125 check or money order (plus any before and after care costs) made out to Tennessee State Library & Archives c/o Education Outreach to 1001 Rep. John Lewis Way N., Nashville, TN 37219.

Questions: Email Summer Camp Director Casey Swank at Casey.Swank@tn.gov if you have any questions.

About Education Outreach:  Education Outreach at the Library & Archives helps bring Tennessee history alive in the classroom. Primary sources such as newspaper records, historic photographs, letters, diaries, maps, political cartoons, broadsides, census records, Governors’ papers, and more that tell the story of our state and our nation are available for educators and students to utilize through our website or in person.  Learn more about Education Outreach

The Historians in Training: Junior Archivist Summer Camp is funded in part by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Want to experience summer camp as an intern? The Education Outreach team is looking for an Education Intern for the summer of 2024!  Please click here for the description and apply by March 15!

In the summer of 2019, the Tennessee State Library and Archives held the Family History Summer Camp. Over the course of a week, campers experienced an active, fun, and engaging day camp for boys and girls in Nashville, Tennessee.