Published on April 8, 2018

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The Cross Keys & Port Republic Kids Camp is an educational opportunity for local children ages 6 to 12 to spend the day at an original battlefield site and experience the camp life of a Civil War soldier.

The day also includes living history, an artillery demonstration, a tour of the historic Frank Kemper House (the Port Republic Museum), and a mock battle – with the students as the soldiers. Lunch is included.

Children will learn how the war affected not only the soldiers of both sides, but also the families and civilians while they struggled to manage their lives in the midst of this heartbreaking period in our nation’s history.

The camp is open to children ages 6 to 12 on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited so register early! Pre-registration is required. The cost is $35 (and includes both lunch and a t-shirt). To register, click here (or the tab below) or call 540-740-4545. For more information, call 540-740-4545.

Details
Date:    Saturday, June 16, 2018
Place:    Port Republic, Virginia
Cost:    $35 (includes a t-shirt)
Ages:    6-12

Basic Schedule for the Day:
9am – Check-In Opens (Port Republic Town Hall)
10am – Camp Begins
2pm – Mock Battle
3pm – Camp Ends

Lunch
Lunch will be served during the camp.

Parents
Parents are welcome to stay throughout the camp or drop their children off and return.  If you do leave after dropping them off, we strongly encourage you to return in time to watch the mock battle at 2pm.

Attire
Please dress your children comfortably for the event.

Weather
The camp will be held rain or shine.  In the case of inclement weather, events will be moved indoors.

Sponsored by: The Heritage Museum, the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation, and partners in the Harrisonburg-Rockingham County area of the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields National Historic District.