January 28, 2020 Share

Colonial Camp at the Old Barracks

Photo courtesy of William M Brown

Trenton, NJ— Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Young Revolutionaries interested in spending a week in a world without YouTube are called to join General Washington’s ranks! Colonial Summer Camp at the Old Barracks provides children with a rich cultural experience, as well as lots of fun! Some of the activities the kids will do include: recreating camp life on the Old Barracks parade ground, used over 200 years ago by British, Hessian, and American Soldiers, cooking stew in the camp kitchen, as soldiers would have done while at battle, making a haversack, a bag soldiers used to carry their personal items, learning popular songs and dances of the American Revolution, marching to local historic sites, including the NJ State House and the 1719 William Trent House, drilling to Baron von Steuben’s Manual of Arms, a real drill set used in the Revolution, playing games that were favorites of 18th century children, & showing off all that they learned to their families during a Mustering Out Ceremony on the last afternoon of camp. All campers receive a T-Shirt to complete their Colonial Camp Uniform!

Photo courtesy of the Old Barracks Museum

2020 dates—Ages 9-12: July 6-10, July 13-17, and July 20-24. Duration: Monday thru Friday, 8:30am to 4:00pm. Tuition: $200/session Old Barracks Association Lieutenant Members; $250/session Non-Members.

2020 dates—Ages 13-15: August 3-7. Duration: Monday thru Friday, 8:30am to 4:00pm. Tuition: $225/session Old Barracks Association Lieutenant Members; $275/session Non-Members.

Required Documents can be found at: barracks.org/summer-day-camp.html, for BOTH camps. Documents can be attached to enrollment form, and emailed to info@barracks.org, or faxed to 609-777-4000.

Make a donation to sponsor a Trenton child to attend summer camp at no cost to their family!

The Old Barracks Museum Summer Day Camp is made possible through collaboration with the Nicky Fifth Foundation.

https://www.barracks.org/summer-day-camp.html