August 15, 2017 - August 17, 2017
from 9:00am - 4:00pm
Henricus Historical Park
251 Henricus Park Road
Chester, VA 23836
Henricus Historical Park will offer James River Camp for children aged 9 – 12. Campers will explore the environmental features of the historic James River as 17th-century Virginia Indians and the Colonial settlers would have encountered it. Paddle a kayak and identify how the plants and animals of the river were hunted, gathered and used throughout history. Understand the course changes made at Dutch Gap during the Civil War and see how it is used today. Registration is required by August 11 by calling 804-318-8797. Limited space available. Cost is $120 and $110 for Henricus Patrons.
“James River Camp is extremely popular with both kids and their parents because of its educational and recreational quality,” said Charles L. Grant, executive director. “By actually getting to see, touch, and use tools and technology from life 400 years ago, young students come away with a stronger understanding of how Powhatan Indians and English Colonists shaped the land, how the land shaped them, and how both populations shaped each other. “