Summer History Camp

Summer 2021 Programs

History camps return safely this Summer 2021 at Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, with enhanced protective measures and interactive learning opportunities for children age 4 to those who have just completed 3rd grade, offering two- and three-day onsite educational programs designed to inspire engagement with early American history.

Space is limited, with online-only registration now open and available first come, first served. To register, click here.


Jamestown Settlement

Jamestown Adventurers
Ages 4-6

June 21-23 and July 26-28
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 (Paspahegh Town)

Day 2: Wind, Waves and Weather (Ships)

Day 3: What’s Wattle? (Fort)

Jamestown Discoverers
1st-3rd Grades
(For children who have just completed grade 1, 2 or 3)

June 21-23 and July 26-28
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 (Paspahegh Town)


American Revolution Museum at Yorktown

Yorktown Adventurers
Ages 4-6

June 24-25 and July 29-30
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)

Yorktown Discoverers
1st to 3rd Grade
(For children who have just completed grade 1, 2 or 3)

June 24-25 and July 29-30
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)