The past becomes present with summer camps at Historic Hanna’s Town! Children discover the history of their backyards and beyond through hands-on activities, living history demonstrations, crafts, and games, which integrate the subjects of history, archaeology, architecture, art, and natural science. The unique landscape of Hanna’s Town, which includes our new Westmoreland History Education Center, historic buildings, gardens, and trails, becomes a playground for young historians to discover the fascinating worlds of yesterday and today.
Camp runs Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
There are limited spots available for each week of camp. Advance registration required. Additional details provided in the Camp Policies and Procedures.
Thank you to everyone who participated in this year's summer camps! Look for next year's schedule coming soon!
WCHS members - $130
Others - $160
There is a $10 discount for each additional sibling
Date: July 2020 (TBD)
Campers discover early American history through the day-to-day lives of people in Hanna’s Town in the time of the American Revolution. Through hands-on activities, campers learn about the work performed by Hanna’s Town residents, the clothing they wore, the houses they lived in, the food they ate, the games they played, and their involvement with the founding of the United States.
Date: July 2020 (TBD)
Campers explore how people were involved in the American Revolution at Hanna’s Town, the first seat of government for Westmoreland County and recruitment center for the local militia. Activities include reenacting actual court cases that took place at Hanna’s Town, trying their hand at traditional crafts and games, cooking a frontier meal, and designing their own flag. Campers also discover what it’s like to be a historian by looking closely at artifacts, documents, historic buildings, and ways of life passed down through generations.
Registering for Camp
Our 6 to 8-year-old camps welcome rising first graders to rising third graders.
Our 9 to 12-year-old camps welcome rising fourth graders to rising seventh graders.
Camp registration includes:
- a variety of educational hands-on activities within one designated week
- a camp T-shirt
- one lunch cooked at Hanna’s Town
- a social for families after camp on Friday
Camp Permission Forms
Upon registration, guardians will complete a permission form for the camper. Read our Camp Policies and Procedures for more details about registration, camper health and safety, drop-off and pick-up procedures, photo releases, and more.
For additional information, please contact Pamela Curtin, Education Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 724-836-1800 x212.