Summer Camp 2019

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Summer Camp is full of Fun, Games and Education too…

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 3, 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 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)

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Look What I Caught!

Ages: 5-8 years old
Cost: $150.00 for Each Session  ($120 for week of July 1)
Times:  All Day: 9 AM – 4 PM, lunch at 12 PM.
Optional: $50 for early drop-off, late pick-up option

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Click here to Register for Summer Camp online
or
Click here to download a printable form
that you can drop off at the Museum

Note:  After registering, you will also need to complete medical release forms on or before the first day of camp. An online link will be provided in your information packet.

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 Education Studio.  Please sign up online.

Session #1: June 3-7
Session #2: June 10-14
Session #3: June 17-21
Session #4: June 24-28
Session #5: July 1-3, 5 (No camp on July 4th)
Session #6: July 8-12
Session #7: July 15-19
Session #8: July 22-26

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. 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 1)
Times:  All Day: 9 AM – 4 PM, lunch at 12 PM.
Optional: $50 for early drop-off, late pick-up option*
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Click here to Register for Summer Camp online
or
Click here to download a printable form
that you can drop off at the Museum

Note:  After registering, you will also need to complete medical release forms on or before the first day of camp. An online link will be provided in your information packet.

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 Education Studio.  Please sign up online.

Session #1: June 3-7  (Old World Focus)
Session #2: June 10-14  (New World Focus)
Session #3: June 17-21  (Old World Focus)
Session #4: June 24-28  (New World Focus)
Session #5: July 1-3, 5   (Old World Focus) – No camp on July 4th
Session #6: July 8-12  (New World Focus)
Session #7: July 15-19  (Old World Focus)
Session #8: July 22-26  (New World Focus)

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 to participate in interpretation. Weeks alternate between an Old World focus and an American focus with different activities appropriate for each. 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). The weeks’ itineraries repeat throughout the summer, and will follow the formats listed later in the packet.