Chesterfield offers summer camps for kids

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The Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia, in partnership with Chesterfield County Department of Parks and Recreation, offers three camps this summer.

“Diggin’ in History Archaeology Camp” is for children ages 8-13. Hands-on activities include site surveys, excavations and artifact repair. A field trip is included on Friday. Snacks and drinks will be provided. The dates for these camps are July 9-13, Aug. 6-10 and August 20-24. Time is 9am to 1pm. The cost is $100 per camper. Prepaid registration is required. The camps will be held at Historic Trinity Church, 10111 Iron Bridge Rd., Chesterfield.

“Heritage Crafts and Games Camp” is for children 8 – 13, featuring many of the common period games that children enjoyed during the 17th and 18th centuries. Kids will engage in colonial activities like calligraphy and candle dipping and will make a daily craft. This camp meets 9am–1pm on Monday & Tuesday at Chesterfield County Museum, Wednesday & Thursday at Magnolia Grange and Friday at Historic Trinity Church, all located within the historic Courthouse Complex. This camp is offered July 16-20 and August 13-17, 9am – 1pm. Cost: $100. Space is limited. Snacks and drinks provided.

A new offering this year is “Grandparent and Grandchild Summer Camp”. This unique camp gives grandparents and a grandchild 6-12 the chance to experience life in the 18th century. Activities include, archeology, soldier life training, making clay bricks, participating in period chores, and playing period games. This camp meets July 31-Aug. 2 from 10am–3pm. The $100 cost includes lunch, snacks and drinks. This camp meets at Magnolia Grange Museum, 10020 Iron Bridge Road

Registration payments can be made online at

For more information, please call 751-4946.

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