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Civil War

Civil War

  • Weeks:Jul. 6, 2020
  • Time:9:00 am-4:00 pm
  • Cost:$395 one week
    $725 both weeks
  • Grades:4-8
  • Staff:Jimmy Callahan

PLEASE NOTE: The county is allowing Maryland residents only to participate in non-virtual Heights camps at this moment. Please do not register for this camp if you are not a Maryland resident. If this changes, we will let you know.

*Welcome to Summer 2020! Civil War Camp is still on for this year. The vast majority of the camp is spent outside making social distancing easier. Even if the Visitor’s Center is closed, we are still able to visit the battlefields. Based on current CDC/Maryland camp size restrictions we will have 2 groups of 9 campers each with their own counselor per week. Drop-offs/Pick-up times will be staggered. We will offer a waitlist once the camp is filled in case size limits are increased. Please contact me with any questions. The schedule for each week may change based on the status of individual sites.*

Experience the most epic battlefields of the Civil War- Manassas, Antietam, Fredericksburg and Gettysburg. Relive Pickett’s Charge, cross Burnside’s Bridge, climb Marye’s Heights, and traverse Devil’s Den. Also, discover the Defenses of Washington, DC including Forts Washington, Ward, and Stevens! Tour the National Firearms Museum in Fairfax, VA to see real Civil War weaponry up close. Also, experience lesser-known battlefields like Monocacy River, Ball’s Bluff, and Ox Hill

New this year in week 2 we will visit Spotsylvania Court House, one Lee and Grant’s epic battles in the final campaign of the war.

Finally, in both weeks spend a day in the life of a Civil War soldier learning how to march in formation, dress in uniform, set up a campfire, and participate in a water gun battle re-enactment also using a water balloon launcher to better understand Civil War-era Artillery. Battlefields, museums, forts, and other historic sites will be divided up in chronological order over the course of two unique weeks, from the first major battle to some of the last. Sign-up for both weeks to get the full experience!


Usual dress is regular summer attire including good shoes for walking battlefields.

Space is limited and camps session do fill up.

Campers outside of the recommended age range may be admitted on a case by case basis. Please contact Jimmy Callahan to discuss.

Campers should bring a bag lunch, a water bottle, and a hat.