Summer Camps


A historic adventure awaits! We can't wait to welcome back campers this summer!

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.


The campers will engage in a variety of activities including group activities and take-home crafts all related to the theme of each week. Some camps may include a group project that benefits the site. Many activities are divided by age group, allowing campers to 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 be as safe as possible, camps are capped at groups of 12 campers for the Intensive Camps and 20 campers for Non Intensive Camps. The Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation abides by all recommendations of the CDC and State of Pennsylvania. Parents will receive a Covid policy upon registration to learn about the Covid procedures that are maintained. Children will be required to wear masks, social distance and use hand sanitizer throughout the day.
The camps run 9:00am to 3:00pm, with late pickup available until 5:00pm at an additional fee.
Registration opens up on February 1, 2021 at 9am. You may call our office to register at 610-566-1725 or mail in your registration.

To view our brochure and registration form Click here

CAMP THEMES FOR 2021



We are sorry all camps are full.

INTENSIVE FARM CAMP-We are sorry, this camp is full.
June 21-25, 2021
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.



COLONIAL LIFE-2 sessions! We are sorry, both sessions are full.
June 28-July 2, 2020 & July 19-23
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.

18th CENTURY STEM-New camp this year! We are sorry, this camp is sold out.
July 12-16, 2021
Ages 7-13
Cost: $230 for members / $255 for non-members


This camp looks at the science behind 18th century technologies. In the modern world we have a deeper understanding of what makes things work the way they do through physics, biology, and chemistry. Campers will do a variety of activities that look at how those disciplines help us understand cooking, farming, and crafts.


INTENSIVE NATIVE AMERICAN LIFE CAMP-We are sorry, this camp is full.
July 26-30, 2021
Ages 10-16
Cost: $240 for members / $265 for non-members


In this camp campers will learn skills used in the daily life of Native Americans, particularly the Lenape, who lived in our area. This will include things like using stone tools, making things from materials in the environment, and decorative crafts. Campers will also hear traditional stories, which were an important part of Lenape culture.


INTENSIVE CRAFT CAMP-We are sorry, this camp is full.
August 9-13
Ages 10-16
Cost: $240 for members / $265 for non-members


This camp is a more in depth exploration of the trades and crafts of the 18th century. Campers will have a chance to work on more advanced projects in a variety of mediums. There will be a start-to-finish approach to many of the projects allowing campers to experience many of the steps from raw materials to a finished product.












Phone
610.566.1725

Mailing Address
PO Box 158
Gradyville, PA 19039

GPS Address
3900 North Sandy Flash Dr
Newtown Square, PA 19073

General Email
info@colonialplantation.org



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