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2014 Civil War Day Camp!
July 7-11
for ages 7-12

For older campers (ages 13-17), check out Colonel Shipp's Institute for Leadership

  Get Your registration enlistment papers here!

Here's what you can expect at the
Virginia Musuem of the Civil War
Civil War Day Camps!

19th Century Crafts * Artillery, Cavalry and Infantry drills* Guided Battlefield Tour *Farm Chores and Games * Period-style refreshments! * and much more!!!

Day Camp recruits "take the oath"

The Civil War Day Camp allows children to participate in such activities as the School of the Soldier (the process of turning raw recruits into infantrymen) and a guided tour of the battlefield. Day Campers will also learn about life on the home front at the Park’s Bushong Farm, with domestic chores such as fence building. Among the Day Camps’ other components are 19th-century games, Civil War camp songs, word searches, craft activities, and viewing the Park’s Emmy Award-winning film, Field of Lost Shoes.

Civil War Day Camp programs complement Virginia Standards of Learning and those of several other states.

July 7-11

Morning Session: 9:00 AM to 12:00 noon.

Open to children ages 7 to 12.

$20 per recruit
per session. Sign up for all five days and save $20.00--Five days of fun for the price of Four!

Limited to 30 campers per session (minimum of five campers needed for program to take place).

Completed registration packet required by July 3, 2013. Registration received after July 5 will be added to the waiting list. Last years camp sold out very quickly so
REGISTER EARLY! Get Your registration papers here!

Lunches not provided. Mid-morning snack will be provided.

For more information please e-mail  us or
call toll free 866-515-1864

Excusive offer for
Day Campers:

Outfit your soldier with:

A Soldier's Hat (Kepi),
A Uniform Jacket and
A wool covered canteen

All for $40.00 (includes tax)


Note: the uniform kit is not required to attend the Day Camp; it is a popular optional item. You must be a registered camper to receive the discount.

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Get your uniform kit order form here!