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Camps

Join our professional staff in an interactive, educational, and fun environment. Our day camps include historical demonstrations, interactions, make-and-take craft activities, and so much more! Your kids will make memories that last a lifetime at one of Virginia’s most popular living history museums.

PLEASE NOTE: Registration is required for all camps and education programs. Space is limited. Call (804) 318-8797 or email PaganoV@chesterfield.gov.

April

Archaeology Spring Break Camp (ages 8 - 12)

Participate in a week-long archaeological program at Henricus Historical Park. Learn about the tools and strategies used to help locate and excavate sites and the archaeological methods used to create a living history museum. Sort, catalog and clean artifacts found in the area and help us locate the 1611 Henricus fort! Take a field trip to an active archaeological site.

Dates: April 10-14

Time: Daily from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Registration Deadline: April 7

Cost: $210/Patrons $185

June

Camp Pocahontas I (ages 6 - 10)

Campers will explore the environment and life of Pocahontas and the culture of the Powhatan people through demonstrations, activities and arts and crafts. In our re-created Powhatan settlement of Arrohateck, hands-on activities at camp will include cooking, farming, hunting, house and canoe building, fish net weaving and making of pottery, arrows and tools. Make-and-take crafts included.

Dates: June 26-30

Time: Daily from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Registration Deadline: June 22

Cost: $200/Patrons $185

July

Camp Pocahontas II (ages 6 - 10)

Campers will explore the environment and life of Pocahontas and the culture of the Powhatan people through demonstrations, activities and arts and crafts. In our re-created Powhatan settlement of Arrohateck, hands-on activities at camp will include cooking, farming, hunting, house and canoe building, fish net weaving and making of pottery, arrows and tools. Make-and-take crafts included.

Dates:  July 10 – 14

Time:  Daily from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Registration Deadline:  July 6

Cost:  $200/Patrons $185

August

James River Camp (ages 9 - 12)

Discover the environmental features of the historic James River as 17th-century Virginia Indians and the Colonial settlers would have encountered it. Paddle a kayak and identify how the plants and animals of the river were hunted, gathered and used throughout history. Understand the course changes made at Dutch Gap during the Civil War and see how it is used today. Limited space available.

Dates:  August 15 – 17

Time:  Daily from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Registration Deadline:  August 11

Cost:  $120/Patrons $110