Summer Camps 2018

Exploring The Museum’s Many Living The Frontier Culture Museum History Exhibits

The Frontier Culture Museum offers 5-day summer camp programs for children 5-12 years of age.  There are 8 sessions offered beginning on June 4, and children may sign up for as many sessions as they wish.  Camps are split into 2 age groups: 5-8 years old, and 9-12 years old.

You’ll find more information and links to registration materials below. Please feel free to contact the Museum at 540-332-7850 with any additional questions.  See you this summer!

 


Summertime on the Frontier – Summer Camp

(Ages 5-8)

Ages: 5-8 years old
Cost: $150.00 for Each Session  ($120 for week of July 2)
Times:  All Day: 9 AM – 4 PM, lunch at 12 PM.
Optional: $50 for early drop-off, late pick-up option*
Click here for 5-8 year old Summer Camp Registration
Click here to download the Medical Info & Release Forms Packet (5-8 yr-olds) *
This packet must be returned to the Museum on or before the first day of camp.

The Frontier Culture Museum will be offering an early drop-off, late pick-up option.  For $50 for the whole week of camp, parents may drop off their child beginning no earlier than 8 AM, and pick up their child no later than 5 PM.  Drop-off and pick-up will both be at the Museum’s Welcome Center.  Please sign up online.

Boy with Fish

Look What I Caught!

Session #1: June 4-8
Session #2: June 11-15
Session #3: June 18-22
Session #4: June 25-29
Session #5: July 2-3,5-6 (No camp on July 4th)
Session #6: July 9-13
Session #7: July 16-20
Session #8: July 23-27

Many exciting adventures are waiting for your children at this year’s 5-8 year old Summer Camps! Children will participate in activities such as feeding the livestock, fishing, cooking in the historic homes, singing and dancing, playing historic games, crafts, a lesson in the schoolhouse, “puddling” in West Africa, and more. We will send your child home a little dirty, a little tired, but also with a better appreciation for life in the past. The Museum will provide snacks and refreshments throughout the day, but children are expected to pack a lunch. 

Throughout the week, the camp counselors will photograph the camp in action and create a slideshow for download at the end of the week. We advise campers to wear clothing that is appropriate for messy and wet outdoor activities.

 


Living in History – Summer Camp

(Ages 9-12)

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Summer Campers helping to finish the chicken coop on the 1740’s Farm. Clay mud chinking is messy but effective.

Ages: 9-12 years old
Cost: $150.00 for Each Session  ($120 for week of July 2)
Times:  All Day: 9 AM – 4 PM, lunch at 12 PM.
Optional: $50 for early drop-off, late pick-up option*
Click here for 9-12 year old Summer Camp Registration
Click here to download the 9-12 Medical Info & Release Forms Packet (9-12 yr-olds) *
This packet must be returned to the Museum on or before the first day of camp.

The Frontier Culture Museum will be offering an early drop-off, late pick-up option.  For $50 for the whole week of camp, parents may drop off their child beginning no earlier than 8 AM, and pick up their child no later than 5 PM.  Drop-off and pick-up will both be at the Museum’s Welcome Center.  Please sign up online.

Session #1: June 4-8 (Old World Focus)
Session #2: June 11-15 (New World Focus)
Session #3: June 18-22 (Old World Focus)
Session #4: June 25-29 (New World Focus)
Session #5: July 2-3, 5-6 (No camp on July 4th) (Old World Focus)
Session #6: July 9-13 (New World Focus)
Session #7: July 16-20 (Old World Focus)
Session #8: July 23-27 (New World Focus)

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Summer Camp is full of Fun, Games and Education too… (but don’t tell the kids)

The “Living in History” day camp will immerse your camper in a living history environment.  Campers get to wear period costumes as they experience the Museum’s programs and exhibits during the week.  The week is structured around interpretation on the exhibits.  Each morning, campers will learn an exhibit and participate in a workshop. In the afternoon, campers will report to their assigned exhibit.  Exhibits and activities will vary from the Old World and American weeks, depending on which week you have chosen.

Some of the skills your camper will learn are: historical interpreting, cooking, woodworking, textiles, historical games, dancing, gardening and field work, working with farm animals, and more!  Camp themes alternate between the Old World exhibits (odd numbered weeks) and the American exhibits (even numbered weeks).