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Adventures in Time Summer History Day Camp

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

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

This event repeats every weekday between 8/4/2014 and 8/15/2014.

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Treat your child to a day camp like they've only imagined at Van Cortlandt House Museum.  

Immersed in the everyday life of a child in 18th century and dressed in period style clothing, campers learn about the Van Cortlandt Family and the history that happened here all while having fun. 

Children will also travel in time back to the early years of the Revolutionary War and experience the life of a soldier in General George Washington’s army.   They will lend a hand with pitching tents and setting up camp.  “Enlistment” in the army, military drill, and reconnaissance, are also part of the action.

Camp is lead by Van Cortlandt House Museum’s professional staff, talented living history volunteers, and college students studying material culture and art education.  Daily activities for Adventures in Time Summer History Camp are designed in keeping with New York State 4th grade curriculum standards and are appropriate for children ages 6 - 12.

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 (or the equivalent) in the Spring of 2014.  We encourage early enrollment, as camp space is limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

Van Cortlandt House Museum is owned by the City of New York Parks & Recreation, operated by The National Society of Colonial Dames in the State of New York, and a member of The Historic House Trust of New York City.



Van Cortlandt House Museum in Van Cortlandt Park
Broadway at West 246th Street
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$275.00 per child per week with discount for registration of siblings or for more than one week.

Event Organizer

Van Cortlandt House Museum

Contact Number

(718) 543-3344

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