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Dancer reenact a Candlelight Ball

The Candlelight Ball is the highlight of the annual Encampment at English Camp. Visitors and re-enactors dance to 19th-century period music and celebrate the peaceful resolution of conflict. This year's Encampment is scheduled July 26-27 with the Candlelight Ball at 8 p.m., Saturday the 26th.

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  • San Juan Island National Historical Park

    The Birds of American Camp

    Sunday, May 31, 2015

    Come join San Juan Island bird expert and former national park ranger Barbara Jensen for a colorful 90-minute walk through American Camp's prairies. More

    Time:
    7:30 AM to 10:30 AM
    Location:
    American Camp
    Fees:
    Free
  • San Juan Island National Historical Park

    Ancient Visitors: Tracing the Pre-history of San Juan Island Through Archaeology

    Saturday, June 6, 2015

    The University of Washington's Dr. Julie Stein will discuss archaeological investigations of ancient cultures at American Camp and San Juan Island in a guided walk scheduled 10 a.m., Saturday, June 6 at American Camp's South Beach site. More

    Time:
    10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Location:
    American Camp, South Beach
    Fees:
    Free
  • San Juan Island National Historical Park

    Wildlife in the San Juan Islands

    Friday, June 12, 2015

    Puzzled by an animal or bird? Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center Education Coordinator Shona Aitken answers questions and uses a variety of media to talk about wildlife in the San Juan Islands. More

    Time:
    1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Location:
    English Camp
    Fees:
    Free
  • San Juan Island National Historical Park

    Pig War Guided Walk

    Saturday, June 13, 2015

    Park rangers and volunteers describe events leading up to and including the Pig War and the peaceful joint occupation of San Juan Island by English and American troops. More

    Time:
    11:00 AM to 1:00 AM,11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Location:
    American Camp
    Fees:
    Free
  • San Juan Island National Historical Park

    Living History at English Camp

    Saturday, June 13, 2015

    Park rangers and volunteers recreate military and civilian life during the island's early pioneer period. Activities include blacksmithing, coopering, weaving, needlework and exhibitions of military equipment and skills. More

    Time:
    12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Location:
    English Camp parade ground
    Fees:
    Free
  • San Juan Island National Historical Park

    Young Hill/Royal Marine Cemetery Guided Hike

    Sunday, June 14, 2015

    Serious hikers will enjoy this two-hour journey, led by Park Historian Mike Vouri up the south slope of 650-foot Young Hill, where the summit offers views of the northern straits, Vancouver Island, and the Olympic Mountains. More

    Time:
    2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Location:
    English Camp
    Fees:
    Free
  • San Juan Island National Historical Park

    Contra Dancing at English Camp

    Monday, June 15, 2015

    Folk singer Michael Cohen and local folk musicians present an evening of traditional folk tunes and dancing for those wishing a turn on the floor. More

    Time:
    7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    Location:
    Royal Marine Barracks
    Fees:
    Free
  • San Juan Island National Historical Park

    Walk to the Salmon Bank

    Wednesday, June 17, 2015

    Accompany a park ranger or volunteer on this cross-prairie journey to the historic Salmon Bank at South Beach, where springs attracted Indians and Europeans alike. More

    Time:
    2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    Location:
    American Camp
    Fees:
    Free
  • San Juan Island National Historical Park

    Frazer Homestead Walk

    Wednesday, June 17, 2015

    Many of today's island families are descended from U.S. Army soldiers. Join Park Historian Mike Vouri and learn more about how American Camp's "frontiersmen in blue" played a key role in pioneering Euro-American settlement on San Juan Island. More

    Time:
    2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    Location:
    American Camp
    Fees:
    Free
  • San Juan Island National Historical Park

    Wildlife in the San Juan Islands

    Friday, June 19, 2015

    Puzzled by an animal or bird? Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center Education Coordinator Shona Aitken answers questions and uses a variety of media to talk about wildlife in the San Juan Islands. More

    Time:
    1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Location:
    English Camp
    Fees:
    Free
  • San Juan Island National Historical Park

    Pig War Guided Walk

    Saturday, June 20, 2015

    Park rangers and volunteers describe events leading up to and including the Pig War and the peaceful joint occupation of San Juan Island by English and American troops. More

    Time:
    11:00 AM to 1:00 AM,11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Location:
    American Camp
    Fees:
    Free
  • San Juan Island National Historical Park

    Living History at English Camp

    Saturday, June 20, 2015

    Park rangers and volunteers recreate military and civilian life during the island's early pioneer period. Activities include blacksmithing, coopering, weaving, needlework and exhibitions of military equipment and skills. More

    Time:
    12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Location:
    English Camp parade ground
    Fees:
    Free
  • San Juan Island National Historical Park

    Young Hill/Royal Marine Cemetery Guided Hike

    Sunday, June 21, 2015

    Serious hikers will enjoy this two-hour journey, led by Park Historian Mike Vouri up the south slope of 650-foot Young Hill, where the summit offers views of the northern straits, Vancouver Island, and the Olympic Mountains. More

    Time:
    2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Location:
    English Camp
    Fees:
    Free
  • San Juan Island National Historical Park

    Contra Dancing at English Camp

    Monday, June 22, 2015

    Folk singer Michael Cohen and local folk musicians present an evening of traditional folk tunes and dancing for those wishing a turn on the floor. More

    Time:
    7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    Location:
    Royal Marine Barracks
    Fees:
    Free

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