Summer Camps in Historic Alexandria

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

Page updated on Jan 10, 2017 at 11:01 AM

Summer Camp, 2008Alexandria Archaeology Summer Camp 

Look for 2017 camp dates and information early in the new year.

2016 Dates and Information

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 18-22, 2016. 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, 2015.

REGISTER: To register, fill out the  Summer Camp Application and send your payment to the Alexandria Archaeology Museum. For those in need, please fill out the  Scholarship Application

MORE INFO:  Read our 2013 Summer Camp Blog.


Clio's Kids CampClio’s Kids: A History Mini-Camp

(Check for 2017 dates and information. Please contact us if you would like to be added to our Summer Fun Day mailing list and/or our camp mailing list.)

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.

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

Previous Clio's Kids Camp Themes: 


Civil War Kids Mini-Camp

2017 Dates and Information

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

REGISTER: Registration required as space is limited. Call the Museum at 703.746.4848 to register. 


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