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Heritage Village Museum

Our 19th century village is the perfect location for history camp! Campers can travel into the past to experience life during early Cincinnati or dig up and examine artifacts through the lens of archaeology. Campers will learn about history through games, crafts, food, songs, and hands-on activities. Interpreters and museum docents in historical clothing will lead some of the activities. Campers bring a packed lunch each day and make their own snacks during the camp day. Water is provided throughout the day. Campers are in a safe environment and have adult supervision at all times.

Address: 11500 Lebanon Road
Sharonville, Ohio 45241
Phone: (513) 563-9484
Website: http://www.heritagevillagecincinnati.org/summer-camp
Gender of Campers: All
Special Needs Offered: Yes. Everyone is welcome!
Hours: 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. There is a come early/stay late option. Campers can be dropped off as early as 8:00 a.m. and picked up as late as 5:30 p.m. for an additional daily fee of $15
Ages: Ages 6-12 for Civil War and Native American Camps, Ages 13-15 for Immersive History Camp

Q&A with the Heritage Village Museum:

What Camps are Available with Heritage Village Museum?

Early Cincinnati Camp, Ages 6-12: Learn what life was like for kids in 1800s Southwest Ohio. Campers will visit our thirteen historical buildings to discover different aspects of life such as cooking, chores, medicine, surveying, and transportation. Hands-on activities, crafts and games will make this a fun learning experience! Dates: June 6-10.

Archaeology Camp, Ages 6-12: Do you have a burgeoning Indiana Jones? Come learn the basics of archaeology, and learn through doing. Our location in the park is at the bottom of an old Ordovician Sea, and fossils abound here. Activities include doing a dig, learning about artifacts and interpretation, and learning about terminology and application. Dates: June 20-24.

Immersive History Basket Weaving
Archaeology Dig
Immersive History Cooking

Immersive History Camp, Ages 13-15: Campers will be immersed in 19th Century life. Each day will bring new theme and a new challenge for campers. Each theme and activity is tied to everyday life of an early 19th Century Cincinnatian. Many details in our daily life get taken for granted. Things such as getting water could be fraught with difficulty and danger. Adequate food was never a guarantee. Personal and family safety was as well. Learning to exist in early Cincinnati was quite literally a matter of life and death. Campers will be immersed in learning the skills of our pioneer forefathers and mothers. Historical events of the period will be addressed as well. Campers will meet soldiers, traders, and the common people that carved out an existence in Southwest Ohio. Dates: June 27-July 1 and July 11-15.

How much does it cost?

$175 per week for museum members. $195 per week for non-members. Siblings registered for the same week will receive a $5 discount. Payment is due with registration to hold your child’s place in camp.


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