Henricus Historical Park offers a variety of camps throughout the summer for children who enjoy the outdoors and history.
Camp Pocahontas, held on June 26 to 30 and again on July 10 to 14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for campers ages six through ten years old, explore the environment and life of Pocahontas and the culture of the Powhatan people through demonstrations, activities, and arts and crafts. In our recreated Powhatan settlement of Arrohateck, hands-on activities will include cooking; farming; hunting; house and canoe building; fish net weaving; and making of pottery, arrows, and tools. Make-and-take crafts are included. Registration is required by June 22 and July 5, respectively, by calling (804) 318-8797.
Cost is $200 and $185 for Henricus Patrons.
James River Camp, held on August 15 to 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for campers aged nine through 12, will explore 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. Registration is required. To register call (804) 318-8797 by Aug. 11. Limited space available. Cost is $120 and $110 for Henricus Patrons.
For more information on this event, please visit www.henricus.org.