Summer Camps

An historic adventure awaits!

Summer camps at the Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation offer an exciting way for children to spend a portion of their summer. Through hands-on activities like open hearth cooking, farming, and historic crafts, your child will learn about history and colonial life through a camp that is interactive, educational, and most of all, FUN! Perfect for your young history buff or children looking for a one-of-a-kind experience.

Each camper will make their own camp journal, pose for a souvenir picture in camp-themed attire, use historic methods to decorate a t-shirt, and take home other daily crafts. Each full-day camp is divided by age group, allowing campers to work and learn with their peers.

Our camp staff are the same educators that work throughout the school year offering exceptional educational programs to schools. They are all trained professionals with backgrounds in history and education.

In order to provide the most hands-on learning experiences possible, all sessions are limited to 20 campers each, SO REGISTER EARLY! Camps run 9:00am to 3:00pm, with late pickup available until 5:00pm at an additional fee.

Click Here to view and print our summer camp brochure and registration form. You can register your child by mailing a check, or you can register and pay with a credit card over the phone.


August 3-7, 2020
Ages 7-13
Cost: $230 for members / $255 for non-members

Our flagship summer camp experience! During this immersive one-week camp, campers will learn about life in colonial America and help on the farm just like a colonial child. Activities are designed to fit your child's age group and may include hearth cooking, candle dipping, farming and farm animals, paper making, colonial toys and games and more! For a first-time camper at the Plantation, we definitely recommend the Colonial Life week.

July 6-10, 2020
Ages 7-13
Cost: $230 for members / $255 for non-members

Native Americans & the Natural World explores the relationship between the Lenni Lenape and Pennsylvania's unique environment. Your camper will also explore the customs, languages and arts of Native Americans across the country. Activities may include making clothing, experimenting with Native American foodways, music, pottery and more.

July 20-24, 2020
Ages 7-13
Cost: $230 for members / $255 for non-members

This camp is inspired by spies like Nathan Hale and the pirates...ahem, privateers of the past that shaped our young country. Perfect for the rebels in your household! First, explore the science behind the dangerous life of a Revolutionary War spy by writing letters with invisible ink, deciphering codes, and mastering the art of disguise. Every day features a new spy mission. Then learn about life "on the water" by tying knots, creating flags, learning navigation, shipboard cooking and more.

June 29-July 3, 2020
Ages 10-16
Cost: $230 for members / $255 for non-members

An in-depth farm experience for older campers, this camp emphasizes more hands-on time with our steers, horses, and sheep, and more advanced crafts related to the animals and plants found on our farm.

July 27-31, 2020
Ages 10-16
Cost: $240 for members / $265 for non-members

This full-week camp features a complete journey of colonial crafts from start to finish. Each day features a different step of each project. By the end of the week, campers will have completed a textile project (from wool to cloth); a bookbinding project (from paper pulp to pamphlet); a woodworking project and more.


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