Summer Camps in Historic Alexandria

Dates, costs, and how to register for Summer Camps.

Page updated on Jun 13, 2017 at 7:36 PM

Summer Camp, 2008Alexandria Archaeology Summer Camp 

2017 Dates and Information - SOLD OUT -

WHAT: Help Alexandria’s City archaeologists excavate a real archaeological site! Learn professional excavating, recording, and artifact processing methods. Uncover Alexandria’s buried past while protecting the City’s valuable historic resources.

WHO: Ages: 12 - 15.

WHEN: Monday-Friday, July 17-21, 2017. From 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

WHERE: The Alexandria Archaeology Museum, and a real archaeological site in Alexandria.

COST: $400 with available scholarships. A non-refundable deposit check of $100, payable to the City of Alexandria, is required upon receipt of application to secure your reservations. The balance of $300 is due by June 1 prior to the start of camp.

REGISTRATION: All available spaces have been filled and registration is now closed.

MORE INFO:  Read our 2013 Summer Camp Blog.


Fort Ward camperCivil War Kids Mini-Camp


2017 Dates and Information - CANCELLED 

WHAT:  Explore life during the Civil War through fun and educational activities such as drilling and marching, hands-on craft lessons, 19th-century games, and learning from guest reenactors.

WHO: Boys and girls ages 9-12

WHEN: June 26-28, 2017, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day

WHERE: Fort Ward Museum and Historic Site, 4301 W. Braddock Road, Alexandria, Virginia 22304

COST: $200 fee includes snacks, kepi, equipment and craft supplies. Children should bring a bag lunch and a water bottle each day.

REGISTRATION: Camp has been cancelled for 2017.


Clio's Kids Camp

Clio’s Kids: A History Mini-Camp


2017 Dates and Information

WHAT: Clio's Kids introduces children to American history and life in historic Alexandria through artifacts, storytelling, singing and crafts, "old-fashioned" games, and visits to nearby historic places.

Our theme this year is “Time Travelers.” We’ll go back in time, exploring aspects of daily life in twentieth, nineteenth, and eighteenth century Alexandria each day of camp. Campers should come prepared for outside activities each day, including sturdy walking shoes and clothing appropriate for the weather.

WHO: Children ages 5 - 7

WHERE: The Lyceum, Alexandria’s History Museum, 201 S. Washington Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314

WHEN: July 18, 19 & 20, 2017, from 9 am to noon (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday)

COST: The fee is $105 and includes snacks and souvenirs.

REGISTRATION:   Advance registration is required.   Please download your camp application here.

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