2014 Summer Day Camp: A Call to Arms - The Gateway in Union Hands
Contact: Kim Coons, 423-75205213 x139
Fort Oglethorpe, GA: Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites children in grades 4 – 8 to participate in the park's fifth annual summer day camp, entitled A Call to Arms: The Gateway in Union Hands. This year the park will conduct two camps, each for different grade levels. The first camp, to be held July 15-17 (Tuesday thru Thursday), will be for grades 4 – 6, and the second camp, to be held July 22-24 (Tuesday thru Thursday), will be for grades 7 – 8. The camps will begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at 1:00 p.m. daily. Participants will begin and end each day at the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center. Lunch is not included, so campers should make arrangements for lunch after being released.
Campers will have opportunities to participate in many of the same activities soldiers engaged in during the Civil War and learn about the struggles they endured! Campers will also learn the importance of battlefield preservation by participating in preservation efforts within the Park. Camp participation is limited, so be sure to register as soon as possible for our fifth annual summer day camp!
The registration deadline for the camp is July 11, 2014. Please contact Christopher Young at (423) 752-5213 x117 for further information. Camp registration and photo release forms can be picked up at Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center or at Lookout Mountain Battlefield Visitor Center. You may also download the registration and photo release forms at www.nps.gov/chch/forkids.
Did You Know?
More American soldiers died in training on the Chickamauga Battlefield during the Spanish American War than died during that four month long war.