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Civil War

Civil War

  • Weeks:Jul. 5, 2021
    Jul. 12, 2021
  • Time:9:00 am-4:00 pm
  • Cost:$395 one week
    $725 both weeks
  • Grades:3-8
  • Staff:Jimmy Callahan

Experience the most epic battlefields of the Civil War- Manassas, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania Court House, 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

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!

Notes:

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.