Crossroads’ Heritage Partner Summer Camp Offerings

Colonial Dames NJ Peachfield

Summer Camp at Peachfield- June 25-29 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 from 9:30am to 3:00pm.  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 3rd 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 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 $200 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.

NSCDA-NJ received a grant from the Ellis Family Foundation to support the Step Into New Jersey History Summer Camp.  NSCDA-NJ was the recipient of the Burlington County History Recognition Program Award for Education in 2017 for their history summer camp.

Montclair History Center

Farm Camp- June 25-June 29, July 23-27, July 30-August 3 for ages 5-9 and August 6-10, August 27-31 for ages 7-11

The Montclair Community Farms, Montclair History Center, and Rutgers Cooperative Extension 4-H will be partnering for all camp sessions. Download our brochure for more details. Scholarships available for families in need can be discussed with staff.  An 8:30 am drop off time is available for all camp weeks at a $25/child fee. All camp fees are nonrefundable. For more information and to register click here.

-Down on the Farm: Experience farm life in suburban New Jersey

-Farm To Table: Lean to plant, harvest, share and enjoy local grown food

Montclair Community Farms is a partnership of community organizations including the Montclair History Center, Montclair State University, Rutgers Cooperative Extension (4-H and Master Gardeners), HomeCorp, and the Montclair Department of Health and Human Services. The Montclair Community Farms is sponsored in part by Partners for Health and the USDA and families in the community.

For more information click here.

Howell Living History Farm

Farm Camp- July 2,3,5, &6, July 16-20, July 30-August 3, August 13-17 for ages 6-8 and July 2,3,5,&6, July 9-13, August 6-10 for ages 9-12

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. 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. For more information on date options for the camps and age groups call 609-737-3299.  

For more information click here.

Old Barracks Museum

Colonial Camp at the Old Barracks- July 9-13, July 16-20, July 23-27 for ages 9-12 and July 30-August 3 for ages 13-16

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 rucksack, 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! Hours for the summer camp are 8:30am-4:00pm.

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 three consecutive Mondays – July 16, 23, and 30 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 session, the children will have a short history lesson followed by a hands-on project, with a new theme offered each Monday. Programs include candle making, tin punch designs, butter making, and learning an English country dance. The cost of each session is $5.00. Registration and payment are required prior to each session. Please use the link on their homepage:, or contact the museum by email or phone. Please mail checks payable to Readington Township to the Readington Museums, PO Box 216 Stanton, NJ 08885.

The Jacobus Vanderveer House Museum

Youth Archaeology Camp- July 23-27 for grades 3-7

Award-winning youth Archaeology Camp is back by popular demand!

The 5-day camp offers participants in Grades 3-7 a unique opportunity to explore and investigate the world of archaeology as it relates to local history dating back to the American Revolution. Participants will work alongside professional archaeologists at an actual archaeological site at Bedminster’s historic Jacobus Vanderveer House. They will learn to measure, plot, dig, sift, sort, wash and categorize the artifacts found. Register directly with Bedminster Recreation here.

Liberty Hall Museum

A Child’s View of History Summer Tours- July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 and August 7, 14, 21, 28 for ages 5-12

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 experiencing farm chores, playing colonial games and light refreshments. Recommended for ages 5 – 12. For more information and to register click here.

Red Mill Museum Village

Camp History Week- July 16-20 and August 13-17 for ages 6-12

The many historic gems found at our museum transport campers age 6-12 to a time without modern conveniences.   Campers will learn how people in olden days lived, cooked, and played.  How did kids have fun before the internet? We challenge kids to forget the present and focus on the past, using fun interactive activities and authentic period games.  Week-long camp runs Monday through Friday, 9am to 4pm.  For more information and to register your child click here.

Museum of Early Trades and Crafts

2018 Summer Camp Series- August 1, 8, 15, 22, 28, 29 for grades 1 through 4

Wed., Aug. 1 — American Revolution Home Front
Wed., Aug. 8 — The Art of Eric Carle
Wed., Aug. 15 — Clay!* (grades 3 and up)
Wed., Aug. 22 — Mythical Creatures
Tues. & Wed., Aug. 28 & 29 — Are We There Yet?

For more information and to register your child click here.

The Merchants and Drovers Tavern Museum

2018 Summer Archaeology Lab: A One-Week, Hands-On Learning Opportunity for Young History-Lovers- August 6-10 for children and teens of middle and high school age

Under the direction of a professional archaeologist from Bard Graduate Center in NYC, participants will engage in hands-on learning about archeology and how archaeologists and historians use artifacts to understand the past, using actual artifacts removed from digs on the museum site. Participants will learn how to process – identify, clean, sort, label, store – real artifacts, and choose items to research, using professional-quality sources. This is a fun, intense educational program for youth with a strong interest in history, archaeology, and/or museums!

August 6-10 from 10AM to 3PM, at the Merchants and Drovers Tavern Museum, located at 1632 St. Georges Avenue (corner of Westfield Avenue) in Rahway.

Free to youth whose families are members of the museum. (Non-member families can join the museum for the cost of a $25 family membership.) All supplies are provided, but participants are asked to pack their own lunch every day.

Registration will be done in person. Young people interested in registering for the program should stop by the museum with a parent or guardian during open hours, which are Monday-Wednesday-Friday 10AM-4PM, and the 1st and 3rd Saturdays and 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month 12PM-4PM.

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


2018 Summer Day Camp- August 20-24 ages 6-9

Your kids are going to love this week-long day camp at the Tuckerton Seaport! The week-long day camp will take place August 20th-24th from 10am-4pm each day. Boys and girls, ages 6yrs-9yrs will participate in hands-on programs including gardening, basket weaving, folk music/storytelling, environmental science, arts & crafts, nature exploration, and more! All activities and supplies are included in the cost. Please note that kids must bring their own snack and lunch.

Please contact Julie Hain, Director of Education, Exhibits, and the Jersey Shore Folklife Center with questions or concerns.
609-296-8868, ext 117 or [email protected]

To register click here. You will be contacted for payment information once your form has been received and reviewed.

For more information about Tuckerton Seaport click here.


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