About Civil War Camp

AT-TEN-TION! In this one-week authentic experience camp, kids join Colonel Benjamin Harrison as he embarks on an experience that will change his life - and the course of our country's history - forever. Civil War Camp offers a one-of-a-kind opportunity for new "recruits" to enlist, drill, train, and explore first-hand what it was like to serve the Union army in the 70th Indiana. Participants will enjoy the week exploring what it takes to be a good soldier, citizen, and leader using real stories from Colonel Benjamin Harrison's Civil War experience. Each day's activities and field trips are focused on specific themes enriched by hands-on activities led by our award-winning education team and Civil War experts. PLEASE NOTE: The experience will engage participants mentally and physically, so be ready for an action-packed week, including The Grand Review on Friday afternoon. Plus, there will be a special opportunity to meet living veterans from our country's remarkable past, from World War II to the Gulf War! This camp is limited to 20 participants (ages 9-12). The camp meets daily from 9:00am to 3:00pm starting Monday, July 16 and ending on Friday, July 20.