Camp Dawson

June 4 – 8, 2018

Each day brings new adventures and museum mischief as campers immerse themselves in Thomas County history!

Campers will get hands-on with history, conducting an archaeology dig in the Museum backyard, testing their skills in the Log House kitchen, tending a pioneer garden, “meeting” Civil War soldiers, and much more while they explore the evolution of our community.

See what we’ve learned on the last day of camp with an exhibit open to family and friends!

Open to rising 3rd – rising 6th graders
Members: $100 ~ Non-Members: $125
Fees include snacks, beverages, camp shirt, & all supplies

Camp LPH

June 19 – 21, 2018

The Lapham-Patterson House and its residents have been witness to the evolution of history, art, games, and technology over its more than one hundred year history. Join us as we explore turn of the century life that existed within and outside its walls…

Campers will construct and launch hot air balloons on the last day of camp inspired by the c.1886 balloon launch held in Thomasville.
Open to rising 3rd – rising 6th graders

Members: $75 ~ Non-Members: $100
Fees include snacks, beverages, & all supplies

The Registration Process

Step 1: Registration & Payment

  • Option 1: Use the links above to complete your registration and payment online via Eventbrite. Be sure to complete all questions!
  • Option 2: Download and complete this registration form. Forms may be completed online and emailed to Amelia,, or mailed with a check/cash payment to the Thomasville History Center: PO Box 1922, Thomasville, Georgia 31799.
    • If you submit a registration via email, you must remit payment within 7 business days to secure your spot. 
  • After your camper’s registration has been received, you will receive an email confirmation from us. 

Step 2: Release Forms

  • Each camper is required to have a current release form on file for that year’s camp. Information we require includes emergency contact information, health and/or allergy information we should be aware of, and permissions for your camper to participate in our field trips and activities. 
  • Forms can be downloaded below and returned by email or mailed to the PO Box address above.

Release Form Deadlines: 

  • Camp Dawson: June 1
  • Camp LPH: June 15

Step 3: Camp Fast Facts

Whether it is your first experience with our summer camps or your camper is a repeat attendee, it’s never a bad idea to review the Do’s and Dont’s! Our Fast Facts information sheet contains answers to some of our most frequently asked questions and provides useful tips like what to wear, what campers should bring along, and what to expect from us. 



2018 Application Deadline: May 11

Scholarship assistance is available for both camps. Please complete the attached scholarship information sheet and return it to the Thomasville History Center directly. If you require more information regarding the scholarship process please contact or call 229-226-7664. 

Scholarship Application