Camp Edwards Place 2019

Camp Edwards Place is where your child can indulge their love of history at a home that is truly a Springfield treasure. There are a number of camps they can join that all take place in and around this 1833 historic home in the heart of one of our oldest neighborhoods. We have camps for many different age groups.

Registration is March 4 for Springfield Art Association members and March 7 for non-members.

3rd-5th Grade Camps

Life in the 19th Century, 3rd - 5th Grade

$130/ Non-Members. $100/ Members

THIS CAMP IS SOLD OUT


June 3 - 7 : 9 AM - NOON, Edwards Place. 

 

You will have the opportunity to go back in time and imagine what it was like to live at Edwards Place in the 19th century.  Themes to be explored include Home Life, School, Chores, Manners, and more.  Enjoy fun activities such as making butter, playing 19th century games, and dipping candles.  Campers will have the opportunity to learn and play inside Historic Edwards Place.

Archaeology, 3rd - 5th Grade

$130/Non-Members. $100/ Members

July 8 - 12: 9 AM - NOON , Edwards Place. 

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Your camper will learn about the principles and practices of historical archaeology, and then go out into the field to conduct an archaeological excavation in the back yard of Edwards Place!  Camp winds up with an exhibit of the artifacts recovered.  Don’t miss this unique, hands-on opportunity!

Civil War Encampment, 3rd - 5th Grade

$130/Non-Members. $100/ Members


July 15 -19: 9AM - Noon  or July 22 - 26: 9 AM - NOON, Edwards Place. 

 

THESE CAMPS ARE SOLD OUT


This camp takes kids back to 1860 to learn some of the skills that soldiers learned during the Civil War. Learn about battles, 19th century medical aid, what soldiers did outside of battles, and more. This camp is immersive and participatory, and primarily takes place outside on Edwards Place’s front lawn. (Children will learn about civil war era weapons.)

6th-8th Grade Camps

Historical Cooking, 6th - 8th Grade

$130/Non-Members. $100/Members
June 10 - 14: 9 - Noon. Edwards Place 

SOLD OUT!


Campers will learn about some typical 19th century meals from actual Edwards family recipes, while getting the opportunity to try their hand at cooking them! By the end of the week, campers will gain knowledge of cooking skills, can try their own creations, and get to take home recipes from the camp to try at home.

Historical Sewing, 6th - 8th Grade

$130/Non-Members. $100/Members

THIS CAMP IS SOLD OUT


June 24 -28: 9AM - Noon. Edwards Place 


This history camp teaches some of the basics of hand-sewing. Campers will sew their own petticoat, one of the essential undergarments for historic clothing. They will learn about sewing hems, pleats, and trim while creating a garment for themselves. A side project will be to create a reticule, a small bag carried by women in the 19th century. This bag is totally customizable and uses the skills the campers have learned throughout the week. They will be able to take home their creations at the end of the week. 

High School Camps

Historical Cooking, Freshman - Senior

$130/ Non-Members. $100/ Members


June 17 - 21: 9 - Noon. Edwards Place 


Campers will learn about some typical 19th century meals from actual Edwards family recipes, while getting the opportunity to try their hand at cooking them! By the end of the week, campers will gain knowledge of cooking skills, can try their own creations, and get to take home recipes from the camp to try at home.

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