Exploring life with Johnston’s Army (ages 8-11)
History camp is a fun-filled educational experience about how soldiers lived during the Utah and Civil Wars – at home, in the camp and on the battlefield – and how the Wars changed people’s lives. The program instills team spirit and an appreciation of why teamwork and camaraderie are important to achieving success. Campers will receive a 2012 history camp tee shirt, Union or Confederate kepi, replica rifle, canteen, haversack, harmonica and more. Camps are held in June, July, and one weekend in August.
Examples of Camp Activities
Life before joining the military – Experience the life of a typical American in 1857; meet costumed interpreters and learn about early education in a one-room schoolhouse. Work on a chalk slate, read from a McGuffy Reader, play games such as hoops, graces, marbles, cup & ball, jacks and more.
Soldiers Camp – Join the Army. Meet costumed interpreters and learn about a soldier’s equipment and camp life. See a rifle musket fired. Drill like soldiers with a replica rifle. Play camp games like chuck-a-luck and tug-o-war. Watch costumed interpreters fire a cannon and participate in a cannon firing role-play.
Set up a Civil War soldier camp - Erect tents and live, work and play 19th century games.
Craft Activities – Make and take home items such as a replica Civil War rifle cartridge, corps badges, wagon model and more.
Battle – Conduct a full-scale military exercise, using all of the skills learned during camp; from breaking camp to charging the enemy.
Experience the History of Camp Floyd – Enjoy the fascinating exhibits and displays on the life of a soldier at the Camp Floyd Museum. Tour the Stagecoach Inn constructed next to the camp for passengers traveling by stagecoach.
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