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Monday 12 am-11:59 pm

Junior Historian Summer Camp

July 15
July 19

Middleton Place will immerse young people in South Carolina history by introducing them to one of America’s Founding Families and to the daily activities of a working Low Country rice plantation. The Sparking Interest in History summer camp is filled with hands-on activities and demonstrations, and personalized tours and programs specially prepared by the professional staff at Middleton Place National Historic Landmark. The fun and educational programs will provide valuable real-life experience and will inspire the next generation with an interest in history, social studies, science and art.

July 15 – 19, 2019 | 9:00 am – 12:15 pm
Ages 8 and up (space is limited) | $100/camper (includes daily programming and snacks)

Camp Highlights Include…

  • Explore the lives of the Middleton family with hands-on activities from the Middleton Place archives.
  • Go “beyond the fields” and learn about the role of enslaved people in rice culture and beyond.
  • Meet heritage breed animals from Gulf Coast sheep to water buffalo.
  • Visit the working Middleton Place Organic Farm and see how crops are grown.
  • Learn about South Carolina’s native flora and fauna on nature walks and garden tours.
  • See the plantation by horse-drawn carriage as the Middleton family did in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Hands-On Activities:
Indigo Dyeing, Candle Dipping, Pinch Pots, Corn Grinding

Artisan Shops:
Potter, Blacksmith, Cooper/Carpenter, Seamstress

View the full syllabus here >>

For more information contact: gsmith@middletonplace.org or 843-556-6020

View the Summer Camp Flyer

Download the Camp Registration Form

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