June 5-9 Fort Matanzas Camp
June 19-23 Castillo de San Marcos Camp
June 26-30 Castillo de San Marcos Camp
Find Your Park this summer at Castillo de San Marcos National Monument! There's no better way to experience of the National Park Service, than by joining us at Hands-on-History Camp!
Park Rangers, Teacher-Ranger-Teachers from St. Johns County, and knowledgeable volunteers will engage campers, ages 9-11, with interactive presentations, hands-on projects, games, and living history demonstrations. Activities require active participation and are designed around important topics; Archaeology, Native Americans, Spanish Exploration, Colonial Florida, Preservation, Spanish Military and Artillery. Last summer we experimented with pyrotechnology, explored the fort, practiced musket drills, launched a trebuchet, and more! Campers created many unique take-home items, such as a dyed t-shirt, clay pot, journal, and a leather pouch.
Camp is Monday-Friday, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. Space is limited. Participants will be accepted sequentially (first come, first served basis). To help cover the cost of materials, there is a nonrefundable camp fee of $25. If this fee is a financial hardship on your family, contact the Camp Director to learn about our scholarship program.
Registration begins on Monday, April 3. Please contact Alicia Day, Reservationist, Mon.-Fri., 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. Call 904-829-6506 x239.