Colonial Camp Kits

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Provided by Historic Dumfries Virginia, Inc.

Historic Dumfries Virginia, Inc. is repurposing their Colonial Camp into Colonial Camp Kits! Adults can reserve fully supplied Colonial Camp Kits designed for children to do at home and in Merchant Park, on their schedule. Each module features different lessons, crafts, and activities. Thanks to Enjoy Life for donating free allergy friendly snacks for each kit!

The Modules:

Introduction and Colonial Life

  • RSVP with the Director for a private family tour or receive a virtual link
  • Learn about the classic cherry tree George Washington fable! Write your own fable using quills and ink (powdered ink packet).

Culinary Adventures: In the Kitchen and Garden

  • Make your own butter (comes with cornbread mix)
  • Understanding seeds: Organize, Classify, Dissect – then make a garden collage!

Embrace the Outdoors: The Highs and Lows in Dumfries

  • Did you know you could sail to Dumfries in the 1700s? Understand why you can’t in this siltation soil experiment!
  • Plant your herb pot to remember your camp experience!
  • Explore Merchant Park with an interactive worksheet, including “Guess that Animal” with clues from the 1700s!

Pricing: $45.00. Kits available for pickup starting Wednesday, July 1 at 11:00 a.m. Curbside pickup available. Recommended ages: 8-12.

For more information, please contact Lisa Timmerman at (703) 221-2218.

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