Crossroads’ Heritage Partner Summer Camp Offerings

Colonial Dames NJ Peachfield

Summer Camp at Peachfield- June 24-28 for ages 6-14

One week summer camp for children ages 6 – 14. The camp will take place at Peachfield, the 18th century farm property owned by the NSCDA-NJ in Westampton, New Jersey. The focus of the camp experience will be historical as reflected through everyday life of children in the 18th century.

Meet a real Blacksmith at our 4th annual Colonial Summer Camp. Shear a sheep, clean and spin the fleece. Visit with chickens, goats and bunnies, spin wool on an authentic spinning wheel, and cook over an open pit as Colonials did hundreds of years ago. Learn calligraphy, paint a picture of a sandcastle and make soap. Learn how to weave baskets and make a quilt. Dress up like a Colonial and play Colonial games. Join new friends for lots of fun and adventure.

Our camp is suitable for children from 6 to 14 and is $300 per camper. A limited number of scholarships of $50 are available. Snacks will be provided. Please bring a bag lunch.

For registration forms please call 609/267-6996 or email us at [email protected]. You can also click here for more information.

*Location: Westampton, NJ 08060

Howell Living History Farm

Farm Camp

Campers will experience hands-on animal care, helping with chores, feeding, gathering eggs and more.  In the garden campers will plant, cultivate and harvest seasonal vegetables.  Each day will focus on a different farm highlight in a 1900’s setting.

Exploring nature is part of the fun.  Campers will search for animal tracks, exploring various habitats, and collect natural treasures.

There is a time for crafts, stories, games and a hayride.

Campers bring a bagged lunch and should wear sunscreen.  Snack is provided.

Cost: $275 in county $300 out of county for 5 day camps

*Cooking Camp: $165 in county; $180 out of county for 3 day camp plus $50 materials fee

A $25 non-refundable deposit is due with your application. Make checks payable to: Howell Living History Farm

For more information contact the farm at 609-737-3299.

For more information click here.

*Location: Lambertville, NJ 08530

Old Barracks Museum

Colonial Camp at the Old Barracks- July 8-12, July 15-19, July 22-26 for ages 9-12 and July 29-August 2 for ages 13-15

Young Revolutionaries interested in spending a week in a world without YouTube ​are called to join General Washington’s ranks! Colonial Summer Camp at the Old Barracks provides children with a rich cultural experience, as well as lots of fun! For more information and to register click here.

Some of the activities the kids will do include:

  • Recreating camp life on the Old Barracks parade ground, used over 200 years ago by British, Hessian, and American Soldiers
  • Cooking stew in the camp kitchen, as soldiers would have done while at battle
  • Making a haversack, a bag soldiers used to carry their personal items
  • Learning popular songs and dances of the American Revolution
  • Marching to local historic sites, including the NJ State House and the 1719 William Trent House
  • Drilling to Baron von Steuben’s Manual of Arms, a real drill set used in the Revolution
  • Playing games that were favorites of 18th century children
  • Showing off all that they learned to their families during a Mustering Out Ceremony on the last afternoon of camp

All campers receive a T-Shirt to complete their Colonial Camp Uniform!

For more information and to register click here.

*Location: Trenton, NJ 08608

Readington Museums

Monday Mornings at the Museum: A summer program for kids ages 5-12- July 16, 23 and 30 

The Readington Museums is pleased to announce the return of Monday Mornings at the Museum, a hands-on summer program for kids ages 5-12. The sessions will be held on four consecutive Mondays – July 1, 8, 15, and 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Bouman-Stickney Farmstead, 114 Dreahook Road in the Stanton section of Readington Township.

At each program, participants will have the option to dress in period costume, receive a short history lesson, and create a craft project with a new theme each week!

$5 per child per day
Please send check payable to Readington Township to the following address: Readington Museums, PO Box 216, Stanton, NJ 08885

July 1: Session 1 Candle making and English dance
July 8: Session 2 Dutch craft, and butter making
July 15: Session 3 Tin smithing and Games
July 22: Session 4 TBD
*Themes may change due to availability of materials

For more information and to register click here.

*Location: Whitehouse Station, NJ 08889

Liberty Hall Museum

A Child’s View of History Summer Tours- July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and August 6, 13, 20, 27 for ages 4-12

In this unique tour, children and their parents will view the Museum through the eyes of its youngest former occupants: the children who inhabited Liberty Hall over the past 240 years. History has never been so “hands-on,” with each room your child visits featuring a variety of artifacts they are welcome to touch! The tour ends with kids playing colonial games and light refreshments. Recommended for ages 4 – 12.

*Visit the website for information on what days the following topics are featured: Scouts, Spies and Soldiers; Legends of the Revolution; Adventures in Nature; and Changing Childhood.

For more information and to register click here.

*Location: Union, NJ 07083

Allaire Village

History Kids Club Workshops- July 14, August 11, September 8 for ages 5-12

History Kids Club is designed for children ages 5-12 years old, who want to experience history first hand and learn the different trades, tasks and lifestyles of a 19th century Howell Iron Works villager. The club will meet monthly for history centered workshops where children can complete a fun and educational activity that represents an element of life in the early 19th century.

After completing multiple workshops, children earn a History Kids patch and the opportunity to work toward becoming a mentor for other History Kids!

Parents are encouraged to stay and assist their child in the activities.

For more information click here.

*Location: Wall Township, NJ 07727

Red Mill Museum Village

Camp History Week- July 22-26 and August 12-16 for ages 6-12

Children will step back in time and learn about life long ago right here at our 19th century site. What did kids do for fun before the Internet? How did they make their toys? What was school like? What did they eat? How did people get what they needed? Children will make their own candles, churn butter and ice cream, play old-fashioned games and much more! A live blacksmith demonstration is a highlight of the week.

For more information and to register your child click here.

*Location: Clinton, NJ 08809

Museum of Early Trades and Crafts

2019 Summer Camp Series- August 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 23 for grades 1 through 4

Wed., Aug. 14 — Sweet Treats
Thurs., Aug. 15 — Sweet Treats
Tues., Aug. 20 — Nature Art
Wed., Aug. 21 — The Trades of METC
Thurs., Aug. 22 — Junior Archaeologist
Fri., Aug. 23 — Junior Archaeologist

For more information and to register your child click here.

*Location: Madison, NJ 07940

The Merchants and Drovers Tavern Museum

2019 Summer Camp- Museum Lab: Exploring Collections- A One-Week, Hands-On Learning Opportunity for Young History-Lovers- August 5-9 for children and teens of middle and high school age

Join the Tavern for a one-week Summer Program for a group of children and teenagers who are interested in history, museums, archives, and/or archaeology. This will be a fun, hands-on learning experience hosted at the Merchants and Drovers Tavern Museum (and also may include a visit to the Historic Rahway Cemetery, located adjacent to the Museum!)
More details to follow, but if you’re interested in signing up your middle-school to high-school aged child for this program click here.

August 5-9 from 10AM to 3PM, at the Merchants and Drovers Tavern Museum, located at 1632 St. Georges Avenue (corner of Westfield Avenue) in Rahway.

Call 732-381-0441 or email [email protected] for more information.

*Location: Rahway, NJ 07065


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