Summer Camps

COVID-19 UPDATE: As of June 5, we plan to hold camp in person with different health and safety measures in place, along with lots of fun and educational activities. More details are forthcoming. Please contact us with any questions! 

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. 

Camp fees

WCHS members - $130
Others - $160
There is a $10 discount for each additional sibling

Ages 6-8

Little Patriots

Date: July 13-17, 2020

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.

Ages 9-12

Revolutionary Kids

Date: July 20-24, 2020

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 or 724-836-1800 x212.

COVID-19 Precautions

The health and safety of campers is of utmost priority, and we are putting several precautions in place based on guidelines from the CDC, Pennsylvania Department of Health, and American Camp Association. Please follow the Policies and Procedures link to see our added COVID-19 precautions at the bottom of the page.

If you have questions, please contact Pamela Curtin, Education Coordinator, at or 724-836-1800 x212.