Develop a variety of skills as you learn to re-create the handmade crafts, inventions and pastimes of days gone by. Campers are introduced to different historical eras through hands-on activities and authentic experiences. At the end of the week, campers take home a bounty of their own projects, entertaining family and friends with newfound skills and one-of-a-kind playthings.
Step into the shoes of an 18th-century apprentice and learn colonial trades. Crafts include woodworking, yarn and basket weaving, bookbinding and more!
Next offered summer 2024
Weave a Victorian flower basket and work on a loom, discover 19th-century entertainments while making stereoscope slides and creating a soda fountain, explore medicinal crafts of the Civil War era and experiment with photography, telegraphs and other scientific inventions of the 1800s.
Offered August 8 – 12, 2022
Star in a silent film, cook a Depression-era meal, take a ride in a model-A Ford, roll up your sleeves to work in a 1940s Victory Garden, learn to Paint like Picasso and lend your voice to a radio show recording.
Next offered summer 2023
Ages: 9 – 11 years (Rising 4th – 6th graders)
Hours: 9:00 – 3:00
Price: $275 Members/$325 Non-members
Discounts: 10% off if paid in full before March 1 OR 10% off when registering one child for multiple camps or more than one child for any camps
Summer camp registrations will begin on February 1 for FAMILY MEMBERS or higher. Registration for NON-MEMBERS will begin on February 15. For questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org