Wakefield to host special history camp

In mid-July, Jeff Day, a history teacher at Wakefield Country Day School, will direct a special “Time Travelers” history camp.
This unique experience is for rising first- through eighth-grade students. The camp will be held 8:30 to 4 daily Monday, July 19 through Friday, July 23. The cost of the camp is $290 and students should bring a lunch, including drink, and a few snacks.

Campers will join Day for a wild ride through history. The camp will explore different eras of American history through five field trips that emphasize hands-on history. Campers will leave the school each day at 8:30 a.m. and return by 4 p.m. Admission fees and transportation costs are included in the cost of the camp.

The camp schedule and itinerary are as follows:

Day 1: The Frontier Culture Museum in Staunton — experience farm life on the frontier and learn why and how Irish, German and other immigrants came to America.

Day 2: Fort McHenry, Baltimore — see what Francis Scott Key saw as he penned our national anthem.

Day 3: Ash Lawn, home of James Monroe — negotiate with the Indians, make a lantern, and learn about the president who gave us the Monroe Doctrine.

Day 4: Old Town Alexandria — examine real archaeological artifacts at the Alexandria Archeology Museum, then see a historic boat being built at the Alexandria Seaport Museum.

Day 5: Chancellorsville Civil War battlefield — see where one of America’s costliest battles was fought, and learn what drove the North and South to fight so hard.

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