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"Adventures in Time" Summer History Camp

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

9:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.

This event repeats every weekday between 8/19/2013 and 8/23/2013.

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Van Cortlandt House Museum invites children to come along on a weeklong discovery of history in their backyard at the “Adventures in Time” Summer History Camp.

While on their “Adventure in Time” at Van Cortlandt House, campers will discover the everyday life of an 18th century child as they play the Van Cortlandt children’s favorite games, try on period clothing, and make 18th century toys. Campers will also lend a hand with plantation chores such as churning butter, gathering wood and hauling water.

“Adventures in Time” will also explore the early years of the Revolutionary War as campers become soldiers in General George Washington’s army. All aspects of military life will be covered from “enlisting” in the army, for which they will receive a bonus, to pitching a wedge tent and setting up camp. Campers will also learn military drills, and hike up to the top of Vault Hill on reconnaissance just like their 18th century counterparts who were stationed at the Van Cortlandt’s plantation during the Revolutionary War. 

Campers must bring their own brown bag lunch each day but snacks and water are provided.

"Adventures in Time" Summer History Camp is open to all children with a sense of adventure who have completed 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th grade in the Spring of 2013.  We encourage early enrollment, as camp space is limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis. To enroll, call Van Cortlandt House Museum or e-mail for a camp application.


Van Cortlandt House Museum in Van Cortlandt Park
Broadway at West 246th Street
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Registration for the camp is $275.00 per which includes all materials and instruction. Campers who participate in two camp weeks or families who enroll two or more children qualify for a 10% discount on registration fees.

Event Organizer

Van Cortlandt House Museum, The National Society of Colonial Dames in the State of New York

Contact Number

(718) 543-3344

Contact Email


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