Day Camps at Henricus Historical Park

Henricus Historical Park will present a wide variety of day camps throughout 2013. Campers will enjoy history, nature, arts and crafts; spend the day on the James River; or dig for artifacts and learn about archeology. Registration is required one week prior to each camp by contacting Victoria Sweeney at (804) 318-8797 or sweeneyv@chesterfield.gov.

April 1–5, 2013, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Civil War on the James River: Spring Break Camp (ages 8–12)
Learn about the daily life of the common soldier during the Civil War and the inventions and engineering feats that the war brought to the James River area.
$180/$160 Henricus Foundation Patrons

June 24–28, 2013, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Camp Pocahontas I (ages 6–10)
Through activities, demonstrations, arts and crafts, campers will explore the life of Pocahontas and the culture of the Powhatan people. Camp includes a pontoon boat tour of the James River. $180/$160 Henricus Foundation Patrons

July 8–12, 2013, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Camp Pocahontas II (ages 6–10)
Through activities, demonstrations, arts and crafts, campers will explore the life of Pocahontas and the culture of the Powhatan people. Camp includes a pontoon boat tour of the James River. $180/$160 Henricus Foundation Patrons

August 8, 2013, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
James River Camp I (ages 7–12)
Experience the James River as people who used it for fishing and transportation would have seen it in the 17th century and after the river changed course during the Civil War. Enjoy a pontoon boat tour and other river activities and projects.
$55/$45 Henricus Foundation Patrons

August 15, 2013, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
James River Camp II (ages 7–12)
Enjoy an environmental and conservation camp on the James River while paddling a kayak and identifying native plants and animals.
$55/$45 Henricus Foundation Patrons

October 5, 2013, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Archaeology & Henricus Camp (ages 8–14; 15-adult)
In honor of Virginia’s Archaeology Month learn the archaeological method to understand how to create a living history museum. Separate camps will be held for adults and children.
$45/$40 Henricus Foundation Patrons

November 9, 2013, 1–4 p.m.
Grandparent/Grandchild History Afternoon (ages 4–12)
Enjoy an afternoon designed to engage grandparents and grandchildren alike in historical activities, art and fun. All children must be accompanied by an adult over 21.
$5 adult/$3 children

December 7, 2013, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Christmas in the Colonies Camp (ages 5–10)
Make historic decorations and crafts and participate in games and activities of Colonial Virginia. Decorate your home and Henricus, too!
$30/$25 Henricus Foundation Patrons

December 14, 2013, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Civil War Winter Camp (ages 8–12)
See what a winter day in the life of a soldier in the military would have been like during the Civil War, including drills, chores, cooking, music and stories.
$30/$25 Henricus Foundation Patrons

Henricus Historical Park is located on 32 acres along the scenic and historic James River and is surrounded by the 810-acre Dutch Gap Conservation Area. Only 20 minutes from Richmond, the park is located at 251 Henricus Park Road, Chester, Virginia 23836.

 

 

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