Summer Day Camps

Stay tuned for information about our 2023 Summer Day Camps!
Registration will be open on February 19, 2023. 

Did you have fun on your field trip to the Lowell Mills? We have summer camps too!

The Tsongas Industrial History Center’s summer camps are your answer to summer fun. Dreamers, doers, movers, and makers – come “mill around” with us as you explore history, science, and nature.

Below is information about our Summer Day Camp programs. Dates, details, and our online registration form will be available in February of 2023. If you would still like to pay by check, please call us at 978-970-5080 or email: and we will send you a paper registration form.

Summer Camps

Boott Mills Camp

(Ages 8-12)
July 10-14 
July 24-28

Come play, create, and "mill around" with us. Play, create, and discover - on a trolley, by boat, and on foot. You'll weave by hand, create amazing works of art, and become a hydropower engineer. You've never had so much fun with history.


(Ages 10-14)
July 17-21

Have fun being green on our big blue planet. Spend a week with other explorers as we investigate pockets of wilderness in Lowell and beyond. Go canoeing on a lazy river, explore tide-pools, and have fun learning about the world outside our windows.


(Ages 10-14)
July 31 - August 4

Experiment with messy science and cool engineering challenges. Explore, investigate, discover! Have fun with science through crafts, games, field trips, and experiments that go a step beyond the ordinary and uncover new twists on Lowell’s stories. 


The cost is $185 each week, sibling discount price $165.

COVID response: Currently, masks are optional for all campers and camp leaders in all NPS buildings, crowded outdoor spaces, and all forms of public transportation. The Tsongas Industrial History Center summer camps are subject to federal COVID regulations, therefore masking and distancing requirements may be altered if conditions change.

ScheduleSchedule, Lunch, and Staff

Summer camp programs are designed and staffed by professional educators from the University of Massachusetts Lowell and Lowell National Historical Park. We have at least one staff member for each 8 to 10 children. Safety is always our first concern!

  • Campers bring their own lunch. Snacks provided.
  • Each camp runs Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Space is limited to 20 kids per camp. Pre-registration required.
  • A limited number of scholarships are available on a first-come, need-related basis. Contact us for an application. 

For additional information, view our frequently asked questions page, or call 978-970-5080.


The Tsongas Industrial History Center is an education partnership between the University of Massachusetts Lowell School of Education and the National Park Service at Lowell National Historical Park.

  • UMass Lowell
  • National Park Service