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Registration Underway for Summer Youth Programs at Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., April 13, 2016 – Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center will present a full menu of history programs this summer for young people age 4 through eighth grade. Registration begins April 30 for an array of Broadside history camps in June and July and is underway for the School of the Musketeer in July and The Museum’s Apprentice in August.

Jamestown Settlement Summer Camp - School of Musketeer

Enlist for summer fun! Here, a youngster signs up for the Virginia Company of London as part of “School of the Musketeer” at Jamestown Settlement.

Broadside history camps immerse children in 17th-century colonial Virginia and the American Revolution through stories, games, craft activities and visits to museum galleries and outdoor living-history areas – Powhatan Indian village, 1607 ships and 1610-14 fort at Jamestown Settlement, and Continental Army encampment and Revolution-period farm at the Yorktown Victory Center.

Two-day Adventure Camps are available for 4- through 6-year-olds, and Discovery Camps – three days at Jamestown Settlement and two days at the Yorktown Victory Center – for children who have completed first or second grade. Students who have completed third, fourth or fifth grade can enroll in a three-day camp at Jamestown Settlement – “The Play’s the Thing: Learning Jamestown’s History Through Art and Literature” – and a two-day camp at the Yorktown Victory Center – “Town of York.” Broadside program registration begins on April 30, and fees range from $28 to $56 per camp.

School of the Musketeer, July 11-15 at Jamestown Settlement, invites students who have completed fourth, fifth, sixth or seventh grade to join the effort to establish the Virginia colony in the New World. In five days, musketeers will learn many of the essential skills to survive at Jamestown in the 17th century – how to build a fort, cook, sew and soldier. Registration began April 11. The cost is $200 for the five-day session.

The Museum’s Apprentice, August 1-5 and August 15-19, offers youngsters who have completed sixth, seventh or eighth grade a chance to go behind the scenes at Jamestown Settlement to learn alongside experts how a museum operates. Apprentices will discover more about the Powhatan Indian culture by working with educators and curators to create their own exhibit. Registration began April 11. The cost is $140 for the five-day session.

Capacities are limited, and registration for the camps is on a first-come, first-served basis. Members of Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, Inc., Annual Fund gift clubs (donors of $100 or more) receive a discount.

For more information about summer youth programs at Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center, call (757) 253-4838.