Broadside Summer History Camp

Summer 2020 Programs

Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown are closed until further notice to support public health mandates to minimize the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Once this health crisis is contained, we look forward to hosting you again at our museums. Updates are posted at


In light of safety considerations and physical distancing requirements, the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation staff had to make the difficult decision this year to cancel these in-person programs.

Broadside Summer History Camps are developed for children age 4 to those who have just completed 3rd grade. Each camp is designed to include a visit to an outdoor living history area, make a craft, participate in history-related activities, enjoy a snack, and have lots of fun!

Our museums are closed until further notice, please keep checking back here and visit the museum updates page for the most current information.

Jamestown Settlement
Ages 4-6 – Jamestown Adventurers
June 15-17, June 22-24, July 13-15
9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
$63 for the 3-day session

Learn fishing like a Powhatan on the coastal plain, sailing like an Englishman across the Atlantic Ocean, and building like a carpenter in James Fort with these hands-on adventures to the 17th century.

Day 1: Wet Wonders (Indian Village)

Day 2: Wind, Waves and Weather (Ships)

Day 3: What’s Wattle (Fort)

1st-3rd Grades – Jamestown Discoverers
(For children who have just completed grade 1, 2 or 3)
June 15-17, June 22-24 or July 13-15
9:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
$63 for the 3-day session

Discover the hunting techniques of the Powhatans; put yourself in the action as you travel across the Atlantic on the 1607 journey; then learn how to pack, preserve and prepare like an English colonist.

Day 1: Current Events (Ships)

Day 2: Pipkins and Firkins (Fort)

Day 3: Flying Feathers (Indian Village)


American Revolution Museum at Yorktown
Ages 4-6 – Yorktown Adventurers
June 18-19, June  25-26,  July 9-10
9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
$42 for the 2-day session

Come and play the 18th-century way! Explore games colonial children played, after chores were done of course. Then, pack your bags and get ready to march! Enlist in George Washington’s Continental Army to join the fight.

Day 1: Muster and March (Camp)

Day 2: Topsy Turvy (Farm) 

1st to 3rd Grade – Yorktown Discoverers
June 18-19, June 25-26, July 9-10
9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
$42 for the 2-day session

Discover the growing list of uses for plants in a colonial garden, like medicines, cooking, and a variety of other household needs. Shine a light on the friendship of General George Washington and French Marquis de Lafayette and later, learn the art of silhouette making.

Day 1: Common Scents (Farm)

Day 2: Vive la France (Camp)



Updated 12/19/19