Curator's Camp: Sharing Revolutionary Stories
Open to young people who have just completed grade 6, 7, or 8
Dates: July 31 – August 4, 2017
Times: Campers will report to the museum each day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For more information, please call (757) 253-4732
Jump right into history as you work with Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation staff at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown to discover if you have what it takes to teach the public about Virginia’s role in the American Revolution. Throughout the week, campers will be immersed in the behind the scenes as they work with curators, educators, and interpreters to explore history at the new museum and living history areas!
Campers work in teams to build gabions (Revolutionary War fortifications), report to the medical tent for “treatment” for 18th century ailments, cook with farm interpreters, crack codes and pass vital information to the lieutenant colonel, and much more as they learn about life in the 1700s. They will also be learning how to teach these different topics to the public in an interactive way. The week culminates with campers engaging with the public on a variety of 18th Century topics including medicine, entertainment, life in the army and farm, and childhood experiences.
Camp attendance is limited to 24 registrants. Registration opens online on April 15, 2017.
Tuition is $200 per camper. Jamestown-Yorktown Annual Fund Donors at the Rochambeau Club Level ($100) and above receive a 10% discount on this camp. For giving information, please call the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation Development Office at (757) 253-4139.