Summer Camp 2022

REGISTRATION OPENS MARCH 1st ONLINE

All paperwork regarding summer camp must be returned before registration is considered complete. Please review all emails from the Frontier Culture Museum carefully for this paperwork.



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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: $165.00 for Each Session
Times:  All Day: 8 AM – 4 PM

Register Here

Note:  During registration, you will need to fill out a series of forms, including medical information and authorized individuals for picking up your camper. These forms must be completed during registration.

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.  Camp activities begin at 8:30 AM. Campers may be picked up between 4 and 5 PM.

Session #1: June 6-10
Session #2: June 13-17
Session #3: June 20-24
Session #4: June 27-July 1
Session #5: July 5-8 (Only 4 days, pro-rated to $135)
Session #6: July 11-15
Session #7: July 18-22
Session #8: July 25-29

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, singing and dancing, playing historic games, crafts, a lesson in the schoolhouse, and more. The itinerary repeats every week throughout the summer. More detail will be available in the welcome packet sent after registration. 

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. 

Parents are invited to join their camper Friday afternoons for Parent’s Day. Younger campers will be able to show off their fishing skills to their parents/guardians and then all campers will convene to demonstrate the dances they’ve learned throughout the week and reflect on their favorite parts.


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: $165.00 for Each Session
Times:  All Day: 8:00 AM – 5 PM

Register Here
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Note:  During registration, you will need to fill out a series of forms, including medical information and authorized individuals for picking up your camper. These forms must be completed during registration.

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.  Camp activities begin at 8:30 AM. Campers may be picked up between 4 and 5 PM.

Session #1: June 6-10 (Old World Focus)
Session #2: June 13-17 (New World Focus)
Session #3: June 20-24 (Old World Focus)
Session #4: June 27-July 1 (New World Focus)
Session #5: July 5-8 (Only 4 days, pro-rated to $135)
                (Old World Focus)

Session #6: July 11-15 (New World Focus)
Session #7: July 18-22 (Old World Focus)
Session #8: July 25-29 (New World Focus)

 

The “Living in History” day camp will immerse your camper in a living history environment. Campers 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 series of activities. 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. More detail will be available in the welcome packet sent after registration. 

Campers are advised to dress in clothing that allows for movement and is appropriate for messy activities. Snacks will be provided during the day, but campers are responsible for lunch, except on Thursdays, when they will cook a meal to share. 

Parents are invited to join their camper Friday afternoons for Parent’s Day. Older campers will be able to show off their interpretive skills to their parents/guardians in costume and then all campers will convene to demonstrate the dances they’ve learned throughout the week and reflect on their favorite parts.