Hands on History Summer Camps 2023



Chadds Ford Historical Society invites campers entering 3rd to 6th grade to join our Hands on History Summer Camps.  Each day campers will explore the 18th century through nature, the arts, and colonial life.  They will hike the Brandywine trail, learn fire starting techniques with a local reenactor, and build a wood crafted item with a master carpenter. Demonstrations on music from the past with an 18th century dulcimer musician, the science behind paper marbling with a master marbler, and the art of sand sculpting with a professional sand sculptor will take place throughout the week.  Additionally, campers will spend a day at the Barns-Brinton House baking in the beehive oven with an 18th century baker, and exploring our garden to create an herbal medicine. The week will conclude with marble making, colonial games, and the schoolhouse  escape room with local reenactors. Campers will not want to miss this chance to experience Hands on History!



Camp Weeks:

1st Session: June 19-23

2nd Session: July 31-August 4 (FULL - NO LONGER ACCEPTING CAMPERS)




Students entering 3rd to 6th



Early Bird by 5/15/23

$325 includes Camp shirt


Price after 5/15/23

$325 and $15 Camp shirt


Campers should wear weather appropriate clothes and closed toed shoes. Please bring a bottle of water, lunch, and a snack each day. (No food items with peanuts, please.)

Registration: Please see the below Forms and Documents needed to complete for Registration.  Please direct any questions to Sandi Johnson by email education@chaddsfordhistory.org or by phone 610-388-7376.


Please complete the following forms:

  • Registration Form
  • Liability and Medical Release Form
  • Photo Release Form