Openings still available for History Art Camp

Give your youngster a little culture this summer with the Greenwich Historical Society History Art Camp, which still has openings available.

Session A (for grades fourth to sixth) runs from July 8 to July 19, and Session B (grades first to third, and fourth, if preferred) runs from July 22 to Aug. 2. In each session, the first week will focus on early American life. Campers will tour the Bush family rooms at the Bush-Holley House, make apple cider, draw maps, meet colonial re-enactors and put together a theatrical performance.

During the second week, campers will enter the world of the Cos Cob art colony to paint outside, make their own cameras, visit the onsite photography exhibit, Greenwich: The Perspective of Time, sculpt clay pots, learn Japanese watercolor and host an art show. Each week includes a field trip and a Friday Parents’ Day.

The camp experience is highly interactive and designed to utilize the art and original artifacts in Bush-Holley House. Campers can register for both weeks in a session for $550 or choose one for $350. Registration is available for both options. The professional staff includes museum educators and counselors who have a special interest in art and history. Working artists, musicians and guest teachers round out the leadership team.

Camp hours are 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

“I vividly remember my own experience as a camper at the Historical Society more than 15 years ago,” said 2013 camp director Lucy R. Van Atta. “I felt that I had stepped back in time, continually discovering new things about the way children lived in Colonial New England. Now campers can explore two different eras in Cos Cob using historic ‘clues’ to understand the people who once lived in Bush-Holley House and creating original artwork to follow in their footsteps.”

To learn more about the camp and to download a brochure, visit greenwichhistory.org or email Ms. Van Atta at [email protected]

A limited number of need-based scholarships are available.

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