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D.o.G. Street Explorers Camp

D.o.G. Street Explorers Camp

Admission

Open to the Public

Ticketing

Separate Ticket Required

Exciting adventures await young history enthusiasts and curious adventurers alike at Colonial Williamsburg’s weekly summer day camps. Children ages 11 to 13 will explore STEAM-based activities such as gardening, archaeology, military life, soap-making, trade life, historic games and much more. All activities will engage our campers on how science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics were used in the 1700s, connecting the past to the future. Parents, we will send your child home a little dirty, a little tired, but inspired and wanting more.

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D.o.G. Street Explorers Camp

ADMISSION

Ages 11-13

TICKETING

Register online; $299.00 per session

LOCATION

Powell House

Registration

$299.00 for Each Session (includes a souvenir T-shirt!) with a non-refundable $50 deposit included.

Refund policy: Minimum of 30 days’ notice is required for cancellations. Deposits are non-refundable.

DATES

Camps run 8:45 AM - 5:30 PM

  • MON, JULY 1, 2019 – FRI JULY 5, 2019
  • MON, JULY 8, 2019 – FRI JULY 12, 2019
  • MON, JULY 15, 2019 – FRI JULY 19, 2019
  • MON, JULY 22, 2019 – FRI JULY 26, 2019
  • MON, AUG 5, 2019 – FRI AUG 9, 2019

Visit the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum

  • hours

    ALL CAMPS RUN MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY 8:45 AM - 5:30 PM

    Please ensure your camper arrives on time, as programming will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m.

    Pick-up: 5:15 – 5:30 p.m. each afternoon

    Please be prompt for pick up.

    CAN MY CHILD STAY IN THE HISTORIC AREA AFTER CAMP ENDS?

    No. Colonial Williamsburg will not release or allow campers to stay in the Historic Area unattended after camp ends for the day. Campers will only be released to an authorized parent/guardian.

  • Camp activities

    WE HAVE A WEALTH OF ACTIVITIES PLANNED FOR CAMPERS. THEY INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

    • scavenger hunts
    • stitch book making
    • archaeology
    • 18th-century games
    • exploration of military life including a musket demonstration, military surgery and making cartridges
    • gardening
    • animal encounters
    • nature walks
    • theater
    • trade shop apprentice tours at the Cooper, Tailor and the Foundry
    • masonry
    • sewing and embroidery
    • penmanship
    • soap making
    • nautical navigation

  • what to bring

    PLEASE PREPARE YOUR CAMPERS DAILY WITH THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:

    • Comfortable clothing suitable for outdoor activity that can get dirty
    • Active closed-toe shoes
    • A lunch (Please inform us of any special diet restrictions or allergies)
    • A snack
    • A water bottle

  • health and safety

    Your camper’s health and safety is out utmost concern. Our camp counselors are experienced, enthusiastic college students and graduates that have been selected after careful consideration and background checks. Each counselor receives at minimum a full week of training prior to the beginning of camp and is First Aid and CPR certified.

    Please review the following policies designed to keep your camper healthy and safe.

    CONTACTING CAMPERS

    The on-duty Camp Coordinator will be accessible via cellphone for emergencies and unexpected pickups. Parents/guardians will receive this phone number on the first day of camp.

    ALLERGENS & MEDICATIONS

    Campers will have the opportunity to interact with animals of many species. This means they may come into contact with animal hair, feathers, dander, or food items. They will bring their own lunches, but other campers may bring food products that contain or have been prepared in proximity to allergenic ingredients.

    Please note all known dietary allergies, food restrictions and environmental allergies on your camper’s Health History Form (provided at check-in on the first day of camp) and identify severity and possible reactions if consumed or touched.

    Colonial Williamsburg staff CANNOT DISPENSE ANY MEDICATIONS whether it be over-the-counter or a prescription.

    MEDICAL EMERGENCIES

    All camp staff members are CPR and First Aid certified. Plus, each camp session is supported by an on-site Public Safety team certified in First Aid, CPR, and AED training. The Colonial Williamsburg Public Safety team will be available for all minor injuries and illnesses that occur in the Historic Area. Local EMS (emergency medical services) will be contacted for all serious injuries or illnesses, and will transport the camper to the nearest hospital, if necessary. In the event of an emergency, you will be promptly contacted by a Colonial Williamsburg representative.

    All campers must have a consent to treat form, insurance information, and medical history forms on file. You will receive these documents on the first day of camp. For your child’s safety, please fill these forms out completely.

    Colonial Williamsburg reserves the right to send a child home if they appear unwell. In the event that your child needs to be picked up, you will be contacted by a Colonial Williamsburg representative.

    INCLEMENT WEATHER

    Safety is a top priority at The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Camp leadership and counselors will balance the components of the program with the current weather conditions. Weather conditions are monitored closely by our Public Safety department.

    Rain and thunderstorms occur often in Virginia and may affect some camp activities. The Historic Area observes strict weather protocols. When lightning has been spotted, for everyone’s safety, campers and Staff are required to seek shelter. Campers will be moved to the closest indoor location until the threat has passed.

    If the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation has called the severe weather code before or during camp dismissal, dismissal must be temporarily halted until the weather passes. This is for everyone’s safety. We ask that should you arrive at camp dismissal during bad weather and it appears that no staff is on hand immediately; we are following our safety procedures and have everyone safely inside an indoor location. We will resume check out once we are given the “all clear” from our Public Safety team.

    During more severe weather, such as a hurricane, camp management will decide about canceling a Day Camp on a case-by-case basis. Camps are not canceled for rain. Once a Day Camp is canceled, it cannot be rescheduled for the original date even if the weather clears or other factors change. You will NOT receive a refund for missed days due to inclement weather. Parents/guardians will be contacted in a timely manner should such an event occur.

  • forms

    Please complete, print, and sign the following forms. You may email the completed documents to [email protected], or bring them with you on the first day of camp.

    Please note: campers must have all four documents on file in order to participate.