Virtual History Camp:

Divided & United: 1860 – 1870’s
July 6 – 10, 2020
For campers grades 3rd – 6th
Pre-registration required.

Important Camp Information


Overview of how the virtual camp will work for campers

This year's virtual History Camp will feature educational classes, fun activities, and engaging presenters, allowing all of our campers to enjoy what they love about camp from home! Camp is geared toward students entering 3rd – 6th grades. Each day will feature multiple classes and activities covering various topics related to the era of 1860 – 1870s, primarily the Civil War. You can choose to register for individual activities or the entire week.


Planned interaction between campers and activity providers

Classes and activities for camp will have interactive elements and some will be hands-on. We have especially engaging presenters this year who are excited to provide engaging, interactive content to keep the campers attentive and involved. For hands-on activities, detailed below, we have provided cohesive instructions and lists of supplies. Some activities noted below will have supplies you can pick up from the museum if registering within the designated deadline, but instructions are provided for supplies that can likely be found around the house.


Payment, Registration, & Using Zoom

Each activity will take place using Zoom. You can choose to register for individual sessions which peak your camper’s interest, or register for the full week of camp at a discounted rate. Individual sessions are priced at $5/activity or $75 for all 20 activities throughout the week.

Registering for the Week? To begin, click on the “Full Week - $75” button below, then click on your cart by selecting the cart icon in the upper right or scrolling to the bottom of the schedule and clicking “View Cart.” After completing the payment process, you should automatically receive at checkout and via email information for connecting to all twenty classes.

Registering for Individual Classes? First, read through our daily schedule detailed below. Select as many activities as you’d like to attend by clicking “Register.” Once you have finished making your selections, proceed to your cart by clicking the cart icon in the upper right or scrolling to the bottom of the schedule and clicking “View Cart.” Next, you’ll be taken through the payment process. After payment, you should automatically receive at checkout and via email information for registering for each selected class through Zoom. Next, you’ll receive an email with instructions to log-in, after it has been manually approved by our Zoom administrators. You should receive this log-in information in less than 12 hours.

We suggest registering at least 30 minutes in advance of each class. We would suggest campers have the assistance of an adult to log-in.

For assistance with the registration process or using Zoom please reach out to us at education@mariettacastle.org or call 740-373-4180.


Interested in attending the full week of camp? Full week registrations are discounted for just $75 per camper!

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Camp Activity Descriptions


Monday, July 6 "Prelude"

On our first day of camp we’ll explore events, culture, and lifestyles leading up to the Civil War.

9am – 10am

The Peculiar Institution: Slavery

Join guest presenters from the Underground Railroad Museum as they discuss the history of slavery leading up to the Civil War. We’ll also discover local ties to the abolition movement and traces of the Underground Railroad through Southeast Ohio. After this session, enjoy a related hands-on activity.

Provider: Kirstina Estle
Director & Jacob Leach, Intern – The Underground Railroad Museum


About the Underground Railroad Museum: Former curator and co-founder Dr. John Mattox founded the Underground Railroad Museum with his wife Rosalind Mattox in 2003. The collection grew to over 8,000 items in a 3-story former bank building built in 1937, located in Flushing, Ohio. Dr. Mattox passed away July 17, 2019. His legacy and memory lives on with the museum under the direction of Kristina Estle. The vast collection contains items that pertain to the Underground Railroad, slavery, and the Civil War. It also houses a one-room library filled with books covering these subjects. Adjacent to the museum is Rozz’s Garden, a garden started by Dr. Mattox in honor of his wife. The Underground Railroad Museum 121 High St., Flushing, OH.

 

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11am – 12pm

High Fashion: Civilian Ladies Fashion

We think you’ll be surprised to learn what it took to simply get dressed everyday living in the 1860s for a woman. Join costumed interpreter Mackenzie wearing the latest in 1860s ladies fashion as she demonstrates and explains the history and purpose behind her clothing.

Provider: Mackenzie Sommers

Mackenzie Sommers is a Civil War history enthusiast who occasionally dons a hoop skirt and bonnet. She has been involved in the reenacting community for five years. She is studying to be an archivist and has previously worked at the Ohio State University Special Collections and as an intern at the National Archives and Western Reserve Historical Society. Mackenzie will be teaching some Civil War era dance lessons and a little bit about fashion!

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1pm – 2pm

Lincoln & Leadership

During this interactive presentation, campers will learn more about Abraham Lincoln's leadership style as a servant leader and have the chance to think about their own leadership potential.

(Campers will need access to markers/crayons and paper to be able to fully enjoy this presentation.)

Provider: Dr. Robert McManus – Marietta College

 

Dr. Robert M. McManus is the McCoy Professor of Leadership Studies and Communication at the McDonough Center for Leadership and Business at Marietta College. He is the co-author of Understanding Leadership: An Arts and Humanities Perspective (Routledge) and the lead editor for Ethical Leadership: A Primer (Edward Elgar).  He has 12 nieces and nephews ranging in age from 3 - 30! He also has three dogs - two Labradoodles named Charlie and Linus, and a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Scout.

 

McManus is an award-winning educator who has traveled globally speaking and teaching on the subject of leadership.  He holds a Ph.D. in communication studies, as well as a Masters of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication studies.

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3pm – 4pm

Follow the Drinking Gourd

Become a “conductor” and find the route to lead a small group of freedom seekers along a secret trail. While traveling, explore the history and personalities that made this escape route possible.

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Beginning Monday, June 29 this activity sheet and some of its supplies will be available at The Carriage House for pick-up during normal operating hours. Please call 740-373-4180 to arrange pick-up.

Provider: Terri Marlow, Volunteer – The Castle

 

Terri Marlow is a Castle volunteer, serving as a docent and a member of the Education Task Force.  After her 40+ years as a high school Spanish teacher, Terri now enjoys learning Marietta history with younger students during “Day at the Castle” activities as well as exploring various aspects of US history during History Camp.

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Tuesday, July 7 "War Begins"

Join us to explore the start of the war from the soldier’s perspective.

9am – 10am

Becoming a Soldier: Uniform & Equipment

Why did men join the Union Army? Let a Civil War soldier tell you! He’ll show off and explain his army issue clothing and equipment. Don’t’ miss this opportunity to learn about the life of a Union soldier!

Provider: Sergeant First Class Joshua Mann, Historian – Ohio Army National Guard

 

Sergeant Mann is the Historian for the Ohio Army National Guard (OHARNG), a position he has held since 2005. In addition, he serves as the curator of the OHARNG Historical Collections. He enlisted in 1995 and served in the Scout Platoon of the 1st Battalion, 148th Infantry before assuming his present assignment. He was a member of the Ohio World War I Centennial Committee, the Ohio War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission, and a working group member of the Ohio Civil War 150 Commission.

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11am – 12pm

Making Hardtack

In this hands-on cooking activity, we’ll make “hardtack” biscuits – an iconic part of soldier’s food. We’ll also learn about salt pork, coffee, and the other rations issued to soldiers.

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Beginning Monday, June 29 this activity sheet will be available at The Carriage House for pick-up during normal operating hours. Please call 740-373-4180 to arrange pick-up.

If you’re baking along with us, we suggest having an adult nearby.

Provider: Kyle Yoho, Education Director – The Castle

 

Kyle Yoho has served as the Education Director for The Castle since 2015 and is an Adjunct Professor of Museum Studies for Marietta College. He received his BA in History from Marietta College and MA in Public History from Wright State University. Kyle has planned museum public programs for all ages for 15 years, many of which have focused on the Civil War.

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1pm – 2pm

Field Music and Bugling: The Army’s Musical Clock!

You might wake up to an alarm or know when to change classes during school by a bell. In those moments you’re being told what to do by sounds, much like Civil War soldiers. Tunes played by buglers told soldiers when to wake-up, when to eat, and were the figurative megaphones for commanders trying to give orders to hundreds of soldiers. In this session, you’ll hear Civil War bugle tunes and learn the history of the bugle’s importance by seeing the instruments and uniforms used by field musicians, listening to the calls that regulated Army life, and create functional meaning for musical sounds they make themselves!

Provider: John Connors, Military Musician and Music Historian – Readiness NCO, 122nd Army Band – Freelance Civil War Field Musician

 

A native of northeastern Ohio, John Connors has been in the Ohio Army National Guard since 2007 and serves full-time as the Readiness NCO and as a trombone player with the 122nd Army Band of Columbus. Earlier in his military career, he performed the solemn duties of Funeral Honors bugler, sounding Taps hundreds of times each year. Through further research in an effort to understand the history and significance of his role as a true Army bugler, Connors’ area of expertise became that of the Civil War bugler. He is in demand to give lectures and demonstrations on the topic of bugling in the Civil War and at many events around the country as a bugler for the Liberty Rifles, 1st Section Horse-drawn Artillery, and others. As a bugler, fifer, or brass band musician, John has performed with the Camp Chase Fifes and Drums; the 6th Ohio Mounted Buglers and 2nd Cavalry Brigade Band; and the 73rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment Band to bring music of the period to audiences across the region. Connors graduated in 2019 with a Master of Music degree (with licensure) in Music Education from the University of Akron. He is also a 2014 graduate of Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA, where he earned a Master of Music degree in Trombone Performance. Prior to that, he received a Bachelor of Music degree, magna cum laude, in Trombone Performance from Ohio University in Athens.

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3pm – 4pm

Writing History: Diaries in the Civil War

Let’s get started making history! Assemble your own diary while we learn how diaries played a major role in creating the history of the Civil War.

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Beginning Monday, June 29 this activity sheet and some of its supplies will be available at The Carriage House for pick-up during normal operating hours. Please call 740-373-4180 to arrange pick-up.

Provider: Kyle Yoho, Education Director – The Castle

 

Kyle Yoho has served as the Education Director for The Castle since 2015 and is an Adjunct Professor of Museum Studies for Marietta College. He received his BA in History from Marietta College and MA in Public History from Wright State University. Kyle has planned museum public programs for all ages for 15 years, many of which have focused on the Civil War.

Provider: Tammy O’Callaghan Merritt, Volunteer – The Castle

 

My name is Tammy O’Callaghan. I first encountered History Camp and the Castle in the mid 1990s when one of my children attended. I have loved it since then. After interning there during my masters program a couple of summers ago, I stayed on as a volunteer because I love the history and the people. I currently work as a tutor in the Wood County School system and as adjutant faculty with WVUP.

 

Provider: Linda Showalter – Marietta College Special Collections

 

Linda Showalter is the Special Collections Associate at Marietta College’s Legacy Library. She helps researchers find information they need from manuscripts, photographs, rare books, and artwork. Her favorite history activity is reading the letters and diaries of the Cutler women who once lived in an old stone house near Marietta.

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Wednesday, July 8 "Soldier’s Life"

Today we’ll look more in depth into the daily life of the Union soldier.

9am – 10am

Company Drill

Practice makes perfect! Soldiers were instructed in military drill and maneuvers for nearly 12 hours a day, every day! There’s no need to worry, because we’ll practice some basic military drill for less than an hour! That’s right, you’ll get to practice drill and you’ll be joined by soldiers to help you become the best trained Civil War soldier you can be.

(Optional: To replicate a Civil War rifled-musket, we suggest using a yardstick, broom handle, or something similar.)

Provider: Kyle Yoho, Education Director – The Castle

 

Kyle Yoho has served as the Education Director for The Castle since 2015 and is an Adjunct Professor of Museum Studies for Marietta College. He received his BA in History from Marietta College and MA in Public History from Wright State University. Kyle has planned museum public programs for all ages for 15 years, many of which have focused on the Civil War.

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11am – 12pm

Civil War Tunes

When soldiers weren’t busy drilling, they were often listening to and making music. Music played a big part in the life of soldiers. This engaging session will feature a professional musician and historian playing popular Civil War era music, explaining the stories behind each song, and answering your questions!

Provider: Brandon Bankes, Owner – Brandon Bankes Productions, LLC.

 

Brandon Bankes is a Music Producer, Audio Engineer, Musician, and Educator from Zanesville, Ohio. He holds a BA in Music Production and Audio Engineering from Ohio University, where he is currently an adjunct faculty member and guest lecturer. As the Chief Engineer of Earthwork Recording Studio, Brandon has produced, engineered, mixed, and played on hundreds of notable songs that have ran the Billboard and iTunes charts.

As well as an active Civil War interpreter, Musicologist, and student of History, Brandon is the founding member and mandolin player of the old-time string band "The Wayfarers". Collectively, The Wayfarers have released 4 studio albums, toured much of midwest and southern Appalachia, have been featured on the PBS series "Song of the Mountains", and have shared the stage with some of the biggest legends of Bluegrass and Country Music.

Independently, Brandon has traveled across the US, Ireland, Scotland, and Iceland playing traditional American music and studying its earliest musical forms.

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1pm – 2pm

Sewing for Soldiers: Quilts from Home

One of the most prized possessions for soldiers far from home was a quilt sent to them by a loved one. With this hands-on activity you’ll design your own soldier cot quilt while learning about the history behind these sources of warmth and comfort and the people who made them.

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Beginning Monday, June 29 this activity sheet and some of its supplies will be available at The Carriage House for pick-up during normal operating hours. Please call 740-373-4180 to arrange pick-up.

Provider: Jerrie Berentz, Volunteer – The Castle

 

Jerrie is retired from the Marietta City Schools where she served for many years as an elementary guidance counselor. From the time she was very young I have loved sewing and fabric arts especially making cloth dolls. Jerrie has been associated with the Castle since 2016 where she serves as a docent, volunteer liaison, and works on curatorial inventory. 

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3pm – 4pm

Making a "Mess:" Soldier's Cooking

Cook from home with a soldier as he makes supper for his mess mates. We’ll be making a soldier favorite – pancakes and bacon! Learn how soldiers substituted their rations and the meals they made in camp.

Click here to download this activity's list of ingredients and recipe.

Beginning Monday, June 29 this activity sheet will be available at The Carriage House for pick-up during normal operating hours. Please call 740-373-4180 to arrange pick-up.

If you’re cooking along with us, we suggest having an adult nearby.

Provider: Kyle Yoho, Education Director – The Castle

 

Kyle Yoho has served as the Education Director for The Castle since 2015 and is an Adjunct Professor of Museum Studies for Marietta College. He received his BA in History from Marietta College and MA in Public History from Wright State University. Kyle has planned museum public programs for all ages for 15 years, many of which have focused on the Civil War.

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Thursday, July 9 "War's Changes"

We’ll explore changes brought about by the war.

9am – 11am

Fighting for Freedom

Almost 200,000 African American soldiers fought for the Union during the Civil War. Join costumed interpreter Anthony Gibbs as he discusses events significant to these men leading up to the Civil War, the reasons these soldiers served, and what made these men different from the other thousands who fought and died in the war.

Provider: Anthony Gibbs

 

Anthony has presented several history programs and character impressions for students of all ages. He captures his audiences with spellbinding performances that keep listeners on the edge of their seats. Anthony is a gifted storyteller and astute in his knowledge of historical content. The stories he brings to life are tales of great courage, tireless determination, and long-lasting hope. 

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11am – 12pm

A Pound of Love: Baking for Soldiers

From home loved ones continued to care about their soldiers by continuously writing letters and sending care packages filled with goodies, including sweet treats. In this hands-on baking activity, we’ll make a classic pound cake, commonly included in care packages. While baking, we’ll discuss the ways people at home aided their friends, family, and neighbors serving in the military.

Click here to download this activity's list of ingredients and recipe.

Beginning Monday, June 29 this activity sheet will be available at The Carriage House for pick-up during normal operating hours. Please call 740-373-4180 to arrange pick-up.

If you’re baking along with us, we suggest having an adult nearby.

Provider: Jane Crumrine, Board Member – The Castle

 

Jane and her family moved to Marietta in 1959. After graduating from Marietta High School she received her BA degree in Elementary Education from Morehead State University and a Masters degree in School Counseling from Ohio University. Her work experience includes Elementary Teacher and Special Education Coordinator in Frontier Local Schools and Elementary Counselor and High School Guidance Counselor at Warren Local Schools. She currently enjoy substitute teaching in Wood County. Jane is the Past President of Kappa OCCL, Past President of the Marietta Welfare League, current President of The Betsey Mills Investment Club, and serves as VP of the Castle Advisory Board.

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1pm – 2pm

From Tin to TicTok: Photography in the Civil War

Today videos and photographs can be captured and shared by anyone instantly. That would have been a fantasy during the Civil War when photography first became popular. We’ll discuss the differences and similarities of photography back then compared to today and learn some tips to take professional photos of your own. We’ll end with a fun activity to recreate an 1860s photo!

(To participate in the activity following this session we’d suggest using a camera or smart phone with adult supervision.)

Provider: Kyle Yoho, Education Director – The Castle

 

Kyle Yoho has served as the Education Director for The Castle since 2015 and is an Adjunct Professor of Museum Studies for Marietta College. He received his BA in History from Marietta College and MA in Public History from Wright State University. Kyle has planned museum public programs for all ages for 15 years, many of which have focused on the Civil War.

Provider: Sarah Arnold, Founder – ClutchMOV

 

Sarah Arnold is the owner and founder of Clutch MOV, having launched the publication in 2014 inspired by the growing creative community here in the Mid-Ohio Valley. A former architect, she also serves as the Marketing and Community Relations Manager for the Washington County Public Library. When she's not writing or Instagramming, she's road tripping or house renovating with her husband.

 

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4:30pm – 5:30pm

Creating an Image: How Civil War Photos are Made

Watch a soldier get his “image struck” and discover the science behind tintype photography in this prerecorded video followed by a chance to continue learning and ask questions about this old-school process from tintype photographer and artist Drew Tanner!

Provider: Kyle Yoho, Education Director – The Castle

 

Kyle Yoho has served as the Education Director for The Castle since 2015 and is an Adjunct Professor of Museum Studies for Marietta College. He received his BA in History from Marietta College and MA in Public History from Wright State University. Kyle has planned museum public programs for all ages for 15 years, many of which have focused on the Civil War.

Drew Tanner, Tintype Photographer

 

Drew Tanner is a communications professional whose has worked as a journalist, photographer, arts administrator, and freelance digital media consultant. Equally comfortable in the traditional and digital darkroom, over the past decade, his photography has branched into 19th century historic processes, including the making of ambrotypes, tintypes, glass negatives, ivorytypes and salt printing. His teachers have included both long-time wet-plate photographer John Coffer and Photographic Process Historian Mark Osterman, of the George Eastman Museum. Through these historic processes, Drew engages with photography as a very hands-on, physical medium, rather than digital abstraction. The processes themselves demand that attention and focus on the craftsmanship of the photographic object itself.

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Friday, July 10 "Home Again"

On our last day of camp, we’ll look into life once the war ended.

9am – 10am

"Modern" Medicine: 1865 & 2020

See the tools and learn about the knowledge doctors worked with 150 years ago! We’ll compare treatments from 1865 to what we find familiar in our modern day lives. This engaging discussion will be led by a modern-day medical professional and historian.

Provider: Brian Horgan

 

Brian W. Horgan, PA-C, is a board-certified physician assistant with over 30 years of clinical experience in primary care medicine. He received his Masters degree from the University of Nebraska and his Bachelors degree from Youngstown State University. Mr. Horgan has also served as the chief medical officer for the Army of Ohio, since 2012. In this role, he has provided medical support for the battalion and living history pertaining to Civil War medicine. Mr. Horgan is a long-standing member of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War and currently serves as a Department officer.  

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11am – 12pm

Life After the War

This special presentation provided by Hale Farm & Village will explore the life soldiers returned home to following the war. On their return they resumed their lives farming, practicing a trade, or working in an industry. This engaging presentation will take place live from a historical village and farm to discuss and show the life of soldiers after the war.

Provider: Hale Farm & Village

 

Hale Farm & Village, a living history museum of the Western Reserve Historical Society, is located on 90 acres in the Cuyahoga Valley with 32 historic structures, farm animals, heritage gardens, farming and early American craft and trade demonstrations including glassblowing, blacksmithing, spinning, weaving, candle making, pottery, broom making and more!
Hale Farm

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1pm – 2pm

Memory & Monuments: History's Mark

 

A few months ago was Memorial Day which originally was a day set aside to remember those who served in the Civil War. During this program, streamed online live from Mound Cemetery, we’ll discuss how we remember, and ways we can see the history of the Civil War around us. This activity will encourage you to find local sites connected with the Civil War.

Provider: Scott Britton, Director – The Castle

 

He was born in Marietta, raised near Vincent, and graduated from Warren High School and Penn State University. Scott has been interested in history since he was in fourth grade and has been studying and researching Washington County, Ohio history since 1991, particularly its founding and extraordinary military history. He became The Castle’s Executive Director in 2011. He is a member of the following organizations: Co-founder, President, & Battlefield Tour Guide, Civil War Round Table of the Mid-Ohio Valley; past President, Washington Co. Historical Society; past Commander, Gen. Fearing Camp SUVCW; Historian, Marietta Chapter SAR; Board Member, Friends of Joseph Barker Junior House; and new Board of Directors member, Marietta-Washington Co. CVB.

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3pm – 4pm

Let’s Dance: 1860s Party Dances

 

Dance moves may have changed quite a lot over time, but it’s always been an enjoyable pastime. Enjoy this fun interactive activity where you’ll get a chance to learn 1860s dance moves and practice at home!

(We’d suggest having someone join you to dance with to enhance the enjoyment of this activity.)

Provider: Mackenzie Sommers

 

Mackenzie Sommers is a Civil War history enthusiast who occasionally dons a hoop skirt and bonnet. She has been involved in the reenacting community for five years. She is studying to be an archivist and has previously worked at the Ohio State University Special Collections and as an intern at the National Archives and Western Reserve Historical Society. Mackenzie will be teaching some Civil War era dance lessons and a little bit about fashion!

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Frequently Asked Questions

A. History Camp is a 5-day camp filled with engaging and educational activities for students entering 3rd – 6th grades. Activities like crafts, games, music, dancing, and impressive presentations are utilized to connect campers to the past. Each year’s camp features a different period of history focusing on the history of our local area. Camps have ranged from the early 1800s to as late as the 1960s. We pride ourselves on providing active, participatory, and educational activities to connect our campers to important facets of each time period we cover. To help us create professional quality and student-friendly programs, The Castle collaborates with professional interpreters and educators, skilled artisans, and historians passionate to connect a young audience to the past. This camp is perfect for any students with a passive or intense interest in history! We guarantee a fun, engaging experience for all who come to learn.
A. History Camp strives to cover the major movements and changes that take place during the camp’s selected historical time frame. Much of our content is focused on engaging campers with the cultural and social history of the given time period through an active learning environment comparing and contrasting the differences between present-day and the era being discussed.
A. Our providers for History Camp activities include Castle staff and volunteers, skilled artisans, educators, historians, and professional interpreters. History Camp reaches out to local, regional, and sometimes experts from across the country to provide fascinating, engaging experiences for campers. In the past, our camp has worked with the Historian of the Ohio Army National Guard, Marietta College professors, local art and music instructors, expert collectors, regional singer-songwriters, and nationally acclaimed interpreter Cheyney McKnight of Not Your Momma’s History. All presenters are carefully selected because of their historical expertise and passion for actively engaging a younger audience with the past.
A. Safety: In light of current recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the State of Ohio’s Responsible Restart Ohio Summer Camp Guidelines, we would be unable to operate a physical camp in a capacity that we feel would be comfortable, enjoyable, or practical for the camp’s mission to create an engaging, educational, fun, and, most importantly, guaranteed safe experience for any potential camper. While this was a difficult decision to make and we will miss seeing our returning campers and counselors, we believe this is the right decision to ensure safety for our campers, volunteers, presenters, staffers, and the families of all involved.

Accessibility: History Camp, an annual program hosted by The Castle for the past 26 years, has grown exponentially over the past five years. The camp now serves more than 30 campers each day, with the support of fifteen volunteers and six staff members. Given the human scale of our camp and limited size of our facilities, we would have to turn away many campers to maintain safe social distancing. We believe that educational opportunities, like our History Camp, should be openly accessible for students. Between the choice of not providing any camp experience and hosting a virtual camp, we have chosen to continue our educational mission by providing for any camper who wishes to join us online. It is our hope that through these virtual offerings this year, we might engage any potential campers in a fun, active, and educational learning experience.
A. As one the larger educational programs the museum offers, this camp utilizes a large amount of resources. Additionally, to ensure campers enjoy the highest quality experience, several professional presenters are hired to create a great camp experience. To support the educational mission of this camp, donations can be made to The Castle online by following this link.: https://mariettacastle.org/support/give/ For further information on how you to support this camp, please contact the museum’s Director Scott Britton by calling 740-373-4180.

Volunteers who support our educational mission for students provide a huge contribution to this camp. If you are interested in volunteering with The Castle, please follow this link to our online volunteer application form: https://mariettacastle.org/support/volunteer/
A. At this time, our History Camp offering is limited to the 5 day camp geared toward students entering 3rd – 6th grades. However, we do have several engaging, educational opportunities for all ages offered throughout the year. You can see these events listed by following this link to our event calendar : https://mariettacastle.org/events/

We will continue to explore imaginative and manageable ways we may be able to offer additional engaging programs for all ages!

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“I’ve done this before…and I really, really love it.”
Zoey M.

“It’s just really cool to learn about the history of where we live.”
Jarrett P.

“We’re doing so many interesting things!”
Frances C.

“Each day has a different theme, so we try to touch on topic areas that were important to that time frame.”
Kyle Yoho, Education Director, The Castle


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