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Get Kids Interested in History: Hands-on Demonstrations at Colonial Quarter

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Wish your children were more interested in history? Get them involved in the living history exhibits at Colonial Quarter in St. Augustine. Take the younger generation on a tour of Colonial Quarter in St. Augustine or bring them to one of three summer camps geared toward getting kids close to history. Located in the Nation’s Oldest City, the Historical Adventure Tour will immerse you in the sights and sounds of three centuries of exciting history.

During a Historic Adventure Tour, children will witness a live fire demonstration, including a cannon drill. Watch a blacksmith work the iron and see the progression of a 16th-century boat project. Climb the watchtower and see the view from the Castillo de San Marcos.

Pirate Summer Camp

Popular with the children, the Pirate Summer Camp is also an educational activity. Kids get to play pirate games and learn about historical pirates and their influence on local and regional history, and even create a customized pirate outfit. At the camp wrap-up, the activities end with a Pirate Party for kids and parents. Captain William Mayhew is the host and a pirate magician. Camp will be held July 14-17.

Archaeology Summer Camp

Have some aspiring archaeologists in the house? Bring them to Archaeology Summer Camp! Kids will have a chance to “dig up” the past and uncover real artifacts, as well as take an interactive tour of the Castillo de San Marcos Museum and the St. Augustine Pirate and Treasure Museum. The last camp ends with a Q&A with a real archaeologist. Camp dates are July 21-24.

Theater Summer Camp

Bring your child to Theater Summer Camp! What a great way to get involved in the history of the arts! Children will enjoy workshops that include writing and directing theatrical performances, and they’ll learn about designing sets and arranging backdrops. This summer camp will expose your children to the magic of live theater. On the final day of camp, the participants celebrate with a Hollywood-style wrap party! Camps are July 7-10 and July 28-31.

All camps are held onsite at Colonial Quarter. Email krose@colonialquarter.com to book your child’s camp experience.

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