Summer Day Camp

Tucked away in lovely Sharon Woods Park, Heritage Village is a unique setting for this exciting hands-on experience for the “19th century” student. Campers will discover the past and how kids lived in the 1800s through games, chores, toys, and hands-on activities. Days are planned with learning opportunities, recreational activities, lunch, and free time. Campers bring a packed lunch each day and make their own snacks during the camp day. Water is provided throughout the day. Campers are in a safe environment and have adult supervision at all times.

Dates: Native American Camp: Jun. 17–21, 2019
Archaeology Camp: Jul. 8–12, 2019
Civil War Camp: Jul. 29–Aug. 2, 2019

Time: Camps run 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. There is a come early/stay late option. Campers can be dropped off as early as 8:00 a.m. and picked up as late as 5:30 p.m. for an additional daily fee of $15.

Cost: $150 per week for museum members. $175 per week for non-members. Siblings registered for the same week will receive a $5 discount. Payment is due with registration to hold your child’s place in camp.

Age: Day camps for children ages 6-12. Children must have completed kindergarten.

Native American Camp: Learn about the first inhabitants of Southwest Ohio. Kids will learn about the pre-historic peoples commonly referred to as “mound builders” and visit an on-site mound. Campers will be introduced to the day-to-day life of historic tribes such as the Shawnee, Delaware, Wyandot, Miami, and Seneca. Throughout the week, kids will make food eaten by local tribes, participate in traditional Native American games, and create Native American crafts, tools, and art.

Archaeology Camp: Do you have a burgeoning Indiana Jones? This camp should satisfy them. Campers will learn the basics of archaeology through hands-on “doing.” Kids will do digs throughout the week here at the Village. Our park location is at the bottom of an old Ordovician Sea, and fossils abound. Campers will learn about pre-historic and historic artifacts, terminology and application, and interpretation.

Civil War Camp: Learn what life was like for children in Southwest Ohio during the Civil War. Campers will get to learn close order drills from a Civil War Sargent, write and decipher secret codes, make paper art, and make and taste hardtack, a Civil War food staple. Educational opportunities abound as campers participate in daily activities from the 1860s.

Pre-registration required. Upon receiving registration, a camp confirmation packet will be sent with additional information and health forms.
Please e-mail EducationDirector@heritagevillagecincinnati.org or call 513-563-9484 for more information.