Historic Preservation offers a variety of camps for youth to discover the Civil War in our local history. Campers will experience the daily life, routines and struggles for soldiers and their families at home.
July 17 -21 Civil War Basic Camp Ages 8-12 $130
The Civil War Basic Camp is a unique, hands on approach to the history of the American Civil War. Activities include: enlistment, drill and tactics, uniforms and equipment, flags, food ways, and shelters used by both Union and Confederate Infantry. Includes a tour of the 1861 Battle of 1st Manassas National Battlefield Park. 9 a.m. – noon
July 24-28 Civil War Homefront Camp Ages 8-13 $150
The homefront camp is designed to give participants a feel for life as a young person while fathers and brothers are off fighting the War. Activities will include farm chores, food ways including substitutions, Court day, 19th Century fishing, letters to loved ones, sewing, and on the last day community picnic and homemade ice cream. 9 a.m. – noon
August 7-11 Civil War Explorer Camp Ages 13-16 $200
For Campers that have completed the Civil War Basic and Advanced Camps. This camp will incorporate service projects and field trips to sites of historic significance in the area and give participants an opportunity to gain a greater understanding of how these sites are remembered and commemorated for future generations. 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.
August 14-18 Civil War Advanced Camp Ages 8-13 $150
The Civil War Advanced Camp picks up where the Basic Camp leaves off. Participants will have the opportunity to speak with a famous officer from the war, expand their knowledge of campaign foods, knowledge of cavalry, participate in artillery drills and build a sun shade. Includes a tour of 2nd Manassas Battlefield Sites at Manassas National Battlefield Park. 9 a.m. – noon
August 19-20 So You want to be A Civil War Soldier Camp Ages 13-16 w/parent $250: includes 1 parent and one teen
The overnight camp is designed to put all the lessons and skills learned from the previous camps into practice as participants enlist in a company, establish a camp and become a soldier. Parents and teens will be performing camp duties and staying overnight in Civil War Tents. Participants will need to bring sleeping bag or blankets. All meals are included. Sat. 9 a.m. to Sun. noon