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Jul 15
Monday 9 am-12:15 pm

Junior Historian Summer Camp

July 15, 2019 @ 9:00 am
July 19, 2019 @ 12:15 pm

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: [email protected] or 843-556-6020

View the Summer Camp Flyer

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