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Heritage Village Museum Summer Camps

Tucked away in lovely Sharon Woods Park, Heritage Village is a unique setting for this exciting hands-on experience for the “19th century” student. Campers will discover the past and how kids lived in the 1800s through games, chores, toys, and hands-on activities.

Address: Heritage Village Museum (inside Sharon Woods Park)
11500 Lebanon Road, Sharonville, OH 45241
Phone: (513) 563-9484
Website: heritagevillagecincinnati.org/summer-camp/
Email: [email protected]
Gender of Campers: Co-ed
Dates: Museum Makers: June 10-14, 2024, History’s Mysteries: June 17-21, 2024, Little Village in the Big Woods: June 24-28, 2024, Past Professions: July 8-12, 2024, Spy Camp: July 15-19, 2024
Hours: Camps run 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 $20.
Ages: All camps are for children ages 6-14. Children must have completed kindergarten.

Q&A with the Heritage Village Museum Summer Camps:

What activities are offered at Heritage Village Museum Summer Camps?

Museum Makers:
What goes into making a museum? Campers explore the process of building one, from creation to collection to curation. They will visit the various buildings at Heritage Village and go behind the scenes to speak to professionals about what it takes to create a display, an exhibit, and an entire museum. Campers will apply this new expertise with hands-on experiences, using a variety of materials and techniques to create their own Mini Museum’s for the last day of camp when we invite their families for a “field trip”!

History’s Mysteries:
Grab a magnifying glass and help discover the truth that has eluded historians! Use your critical thinking to solve the unsolved. Explore artifacts in our collection with a curious past, dig to see what mysteries lie beneath your feet in our mock archeological site, talk to historic figures of the past, and more! Can you help us solve history’s mysteries?

Little Village in the Big Woods:
Let your sunbonnet fly in the wind as you step into the pages of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House series. Campers will experience hands-on activities, crafts, and visits to historic buildings during the week. Visit Kemper Kitchen & Garden to learn about the Ingalls home in the Big Woods, visit Somerset Church and hear about the Ingalls family’s first Christmas, visit Vorhes house and learn about Almanzo’s family farm in New York, and more!

Past Professions:
What do you want to be when you grow up? What if you lived in the 19th century? Find your place in history as you explore popular professions from the past. Make food as a chef, teach a lesson to a one room schoolhouse, learn about keeping a shop and trading goods, and more! You’ll learn all about past professions and get some hands-on experience in jobs of the 19th century.

Spy Camp–Espionage, Infiltration, & Subterfuge:
Beneath the cloak of the industry of intrigue are countless characters, codes, and inventions that transform mere mortals into masters of deception. Through visits to our various historic buildings, hands-on activities, and meetings with historic figures, campers will discover the heroes and villains of espionage, create ciphers, learn Morse code, become fingerprint experts, create disguises, and craft tools of the trade.

Does the camp provide lunch/snacks or do parents need to provide them?

Campers bring a packed lunch each day and make their own snacks during the camp day. Water is provided throughout the day.

What is the typical daily schedule for campers?

Days are planned with learning opportunities, recreational activities, lunch, and free time.

How much time do the campers spend outside?

All day!

More Info

Campers are in a safe environment and have adult supervision at all times. Pre-registration required. Upon receiving registration, a camp confirmation packet will be sent with additional information and health forms.

Please e-mail [email protected] or call 513-563-9484 for more information.


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