Each summer, Historic Columbia holds two sessions of a summer day camp. This summer, history will come to life through interactive activities and exploration of the gardens, grounds, and houses of Historic Columbia. Campers ages 8 to 12 are invited to take an adventure in time as we explore what it was like to live in the past!
Summer Camp '68
Travel fifty years back in time to explore life during the summer of 1968 at Historic Columbia’s Summer Camp ‘68!
Each day will provide a new adventure and a new theme, allowing campers the opportunity to learn about the various highlights from this pivotal year. Activities will include making instruments and filming lip-synch videos to chart topping songs from 1968, running Olympic- themed relays, shooting rockets while learning about the Apollo 8 mission, making comics while reading about popular characters from the year (like the Black Panther, Captain Marvel, and Batman!) and much more!
Historic Columbia strives to make learning fun for everyone. Though campers will get a full dose of 1968 pop-culture, they’ll also learn about important “current” events from the year, including the presidential election, the Civil Rights protests that took place across the city and the nation, the Vietnam War and the Space Race.
There are two sessions of Summer Camp ’68 to choose from below.
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