WEST HARTFORD — Send your kids back in time for week-long experiences they won’t forget at Colonial Child’s Adventure Camp. Kids ages 8-12 will step back in time to experience the games, fun, and chores of colonial times. Children become colonial “characters” and help to cook their lunches over an open hearth, explore Noah Webster’s house and garden, work on crafts, and play games. This camp is run in conjunction with Westmoor Park where the kids will spend two days getting their hands dirty and encountering life on a farm by caring for the barnyard animals, tending the vegetable garden, and creating food and crafts from the bountiful natural resources of the park. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday camp is held at the Noah Webster House, 227 South Main Street, West Hartford and Tuesday and Thursday camp is held at Westmoor Park, 119 Flagg Road Road, West Hartford.
Colonial Child’s Adventure Camp runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. Extended hours are available. Session One is July 15 to 19 and Session Two is August 5 to 9. Each session is $280, $255 for museum members.
New this year the museum is offering a series of fun and engaging Summer Vacation Workshops for kids ages 7-12. Three days a week, there will be two 3-hour workshops. Activities include, hearth cooking, basket weaving, candle making, and much more.
Summer Vacation Workshops run Monday, Wednesday, and Friday the week of July 8, July 29, and August 12. The program fee is $25 per child, per workshop ($20 for museum members).
Pre-registration is required.
These summer experiences offer unique combinations of colonial living. For more information on both experiences and to register, contact the Education Department at the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (860) 521-5362 x 14.
The Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society is a cultural destination where citizens can learn to understand and appreciate the past. The museum preserves the birthplace of Noah Webster, the founding father, educator, author, and lexicographer who taught generations of Americans what it means to be American. The historic house and exhibit spaces are open daily 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.
For information on the museum’s extensive school and public programs, please visit www.noahwebsterhouse.org or call 860-521-5362.