Day Camps at Henricus Historical Park in 2014

Henricus Historical Park will present a wide variety of day camps throughout 2014. Campers will enjoy Colonial and Virginia Indian history, nature, arts and crafts; spend the day on the James River; or dig for artifacts and learn about archaeology. Registration is required one week prior to each camp by contacting Victoria Sweeney at 318-8797 or sweeneyv@chesterfield.gov. Camps fill quickly so please register early.
 
April 14-18, 9 a.m. -4 p.m.
Archaeology at Henricus: Spring Break Camp (ages 8-12)

Participate in a week-long archaeological program at Henricus Historical Park. Learn about the tools and strategies to locate historic sites and the archaeological method used to create a living-history museum. Sort, catalogue and clean artifacts and help us locate the 1611 fort. $200/ $180 Henricus Foundation Patrons
 
June 23 -27, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Camp Pocahontas I (ages 6-10)

Campers will explore the environment, life of Pocahontas at Henricus and culture of the Powhatan people. Using the Virginia Indian site of Arrohateck, hands-on activities include cooking, farming, hunting skills; house and canoe building; fish-net weaving; and the making of pottery, arrows and tools. Make-and-take crafts included. $200/ $180 Henricus Foundation Patrons
 
July 7-11, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Camp Pocahontas II (ages 6-10)

Campers will explore the environment, life of Pocahontas at Henricus and culture of the Powhatan people. Using the Virginia Indian site of Arrohateck, hands-on activities include cooking, farming, hunting skills; house and canoe building; fish-net weaving; and the making of pottery, arrows and tools. Make-and-take crafts included. $200/ $180 Henricus Foundation Patrons
 
July 28, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Henricus Discovery Days: “Animals of the Farm and Forest” (ages 3-10)

Join us for an hour of storybook reading followed by hands-on activities including meeting the animals who live at Henricus. Participate in self-paced craft activities to make painted rock animals to take home. All children must be accompanied by an adult. $8/ $7 Henricus Foundation Patrons. All adults free.
 
August 12-14, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

James River Camp (ages 9-12)     

Discover the environmental features of the historic James River as 17th-century Virginia Indians and the Colonists would have encountered. Paddle a kayak and identify how the plants and animals of the river were gathered and hunted and used throughout history. See and understand how the direction of the river, at the Dutch Gap, was changed during the Civil War. 
$120/ $108 Henricus Foundation Patrons
 
August 18, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Henricus Discovery Days: “What Shall I Wear? Clothing Materials and Methods” (ages 3-10)

Join us for a morning of storybook reading, exploring Powhatan and Colonial clothing styles and a hands-on natural dyes activity. Participate in a self-pacedactivity involving simple sewing skills. All children must be accompanied by an adult. $8/ $7 Henricus Foundation Patrons. All adults free.

Henricus Historical Park is located on 32 acres along the scenic and historic James River and is surrounded by the 810-acre Dutch Gap Conservation Area. Only 20 minutes from Richmond, the park is located at 251 Henricus Park Rd., Chester.  

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