Colonial Camp at the Old Barracks

Monday, August 3, 2020 - 8:30am to Friday, August 7, 2020 - 4:00pm

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!