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Appomattox NHP Offers Summer Camps

Children ages seven to 14 are invited to “make history” during a summer camp at Appomattox Court House National Historical Park. During the month of July, children may participate in any of the four two-day camps. Each camp begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 2:30 p.m. Camps for children ages 7-10 will be on July 9-10 and 20-21. Camps for ages 11-14 will be on July 13-14 and 16-17.

Each summer camp is a two-day event that allows children to take part in a wide range of activities related to Nature and the Civil War. Children will learn to recycle, make paper and to identify plants and animals on a woodland hike. The children will also learn how to enlist in a Civil War army, become a soldier and train with costumed interpreters. These camps are not an overnight event. Price is $10 per child for a camp t-shirt and supplies.

Camp brochures are available in the Pamplin City and Appomattox libraries or by visiting the park's website at www.nps.gov/apco and go to the “For Kids” section. A registration form and camp dates are included in the brochure. For further information or to register, contact Candace Hart at 434-352-8987 ext. 234 or email her at candace_hart@nps.gov.