Our popular summer camp series are back this year! Kids will get hands-on experiences delving into Colonial life and Revolutionary War history--and parents just might get a break for a date night too. There are four different camps Friday nights in June and July, followed by two day camps in August. Dinner or lunch is provided for all camps. Register at the link below to ensure your child has a space, as camps sell out!
Night at the Museum: Colonial Camp
June 7, 6pm-9pm
Experience the daily lives of Camden’s early settlers! Historic Camden’s Night at the Museum Summer Camp Series kicks off with the first of four camps during which participants learn and engage in different aspects of Colonial life. Parents, give your kids a chance to explore history while giving yourself a chance to enjoy a few hours of peace and quiet on a Friday night. $20/child, dinner included, kids entering 1st-8th grade.
Night at the Museum: Camp Joseph Kershaw
June 21 6pm-9pm
Calling all patriots! At Camp Joseph Kershaw, kids will learn what it was like to take part in the fight for liberty during the American Revolution—including firing a cannon! Participants experience history by walking in the footsteps of brave patriots like Nathanael Greene, Thomas Sumter, Andrew Pickens, and of course, Joseph Kershaw. $20/child, dinner included, kids entering 1st-8th grade.
Night at the Museum: Super Science Camp
July 12 6pm-9pm
Science in the 1700s was a lot different than it is today. With few scientific answers, people turned to religion and magic to explain the mysterious world around them. However, colonists still used practical science every day, even if they didn’t realize it. Historic Camden’s Super Science Camp will shed some light on 18th century science, medicine and the supernatural! $20/child, dinner included, kids entering 1st-8th grade.
Night at the Museum: Camp Swamp Fox
July 26 6pm-9pm
Deep in the backcountry, the resourceful and elusive Francis Marion outfoxed the British time and time again. At Camp Swamp Fox, learn skills like Marion did when he earned the nickname the “Swamp Fox,” navigated the SC wilderness, inspired patriotism, and weakened the enemy during the American Revolution! $20/child, dinner included, kids entering 1st-8th grade.
Day at the Museum: Archaeology Camp
August 3 8am-noon
Interested in archaeology? Dig this! Historic Camden will host a camp for a hands-on introduction to archaeology. Discover how artifacts helped us determine the history of the Camden/Kershaw County area. You’ll be able to find, identify and catalogue artifacts while learning about Camden’s inhabitants from the 1500-1900s. $25/child, lunch included, kids entering 3rd-9th grade. Boys and girls are welcome!
Day at the Museum: Apprentice Camp
August 17 8am-noon
What would you want to be when you grow up if you were a kid in colonial South Carolina? This camp will walk kids through apprenticeships for different skills and trades that were common in the 18th century. Apprentices will get to experience hands-on training from history reenactors. $25/child, lunch included, kids entering 3rd-9th grade. Boys and girls are welcome!
All participants must register online prior to event. Please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes early to check in. Limited number of spots available. For questions, please contact Historic Camden at (803) 432-9841 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.