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New Market Battlefield State Historical Park
8895 George Collins Pkwy
PO Box 1864
New Market, Va 22844

(866) 515-1864

Open daily year-round 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., except New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and day.

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Civil War Day Camp

Open to children ages 7 - 12

July 11-15, 2016           $80.00



Outfit your soldier with a soldier's hat (kepi), a uniform jacket and a wool covered canteen. All for $40.00.

The uniform kit is not required to attend; it is a popular optional item. You must be a registered camper to receive the discount.

More Information 

The Civil War Day Camp allows children to participate in such activities as the School of the Soldier (the process of turning raw recruits into infantrymen) and a guided tour of the battlefield. Day campers learn about life on the home front with domestic chores such as fence building. Among the day camps’ other components are 19th-century games, Civil War camp songs and viewing the Emmy award-winning film, Field of Lost Shoes.

$20 per recruit per day. Sign up for all five days and save $20.00--five days of fun for the price of four! Limited to 30 campers per session (minimum of five campers needed for program to take place) so sign up early to reserve your spot.

  • 19th century crafts
  • Infantry drill
  • Guided battlefield tour
  • Farm chores and games
  • Period-style refreshments!
  • Mid-morning snack provided.

Civil War Day Camp programs complement Virginia Standards of Learning and those of several other states. For more information please e-mail us or call toll free 866-515-1864

Download Registration Form


COL Shipp's Leadership Institute

Civil War Day Camp for Young Men ages 13-17

July 25-29, 2016            $100.00

$25 per recruit per day. Sign up for all five days and save $25.00.

Register by July 17; after this, names will be placed on waiting list. Includes all supplies. Snacks are provided. Sign up early as space is limited.

  • Infantry drill using authentic replica firearms and equipment (non firing)
  • Team building excercises
  • History hikes each day
  • Civil War food ways 
  • Games
  • Battlefield Tours
  • VMI Cadet led programs
Download Registration Form

For information, please e-mail:

Stacey Nadeau                

Day Camp Coordinator
or call toll free: 1-866-515-1864