Summer Camps

Step back in time with a summer camp experience that replicates life during the Civil War. Two day camps are offered, one for ages 7-12 and one for ages 13-17.

For summer camp information, contact Sarah Mink, Supervisor of Historical Interpretation at or 540-462-6371

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Civil War Day Camp

July 9-13, 2018

Ages 7-12

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

$20 per day. Sign up for all five days and save $20. Limited to 30 campers per session.

Complement Virginia Standards of Learning and several other states. Contact us at or 866-515-1864

Registered campers may purchase the optional soldier uniform kit at a discounted price of $40. 

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Teen Campers on hike at Battlefield

Col. Shipp's Leadership Institute

July 23-27, 2018

Ages 13-17

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

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

The 2018 Col. Shipp’s Leadership Institute is cancelled.