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July 2019

Colonial Survival Camp

July 14, 2019 - July 19, 2019
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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July 15 - 19 (ages 6-8) Travel back in time and discover what life was like on a colonial farm. Build a timber frame structure, learn to weave, cook on an open hearth, plant a garden, play colonial games and more! Located at historic Bushnell Farm in Old Saybrook. Register here for the Colonial Survival Camp. If you are a Connecticut River Museum Family Member or above, please select member pricing and enter your member number in the notes at…

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Return to Colonial Life Camp

July 14, 2019 - July 19, 2019
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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July 15 - 19 (ages 9 - 12) Have you survived Colonial Life Camp? Are you ready to travel back to the past? Become a member of a colonial community, try your hand at farming activities, woodworking projects, a school day and cook an entire meal on the open hearth. (Participation in Colonial Life Camp not required.) Located at historic Bushnell Farm in Old Saybrook. Register here for Return to Colonial Life Camp. If you are a Connecticut River Museum…

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Digging Into the Past Camp

July 22, 2019 @ 4:00 am - July 26, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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July 22 - 26 (ages 9- 12) What treasures lie buried beneath us? What clues do they reveal about the past? This week we learn about the science of archaeology as we discover the history of the River Valley. Learn how to conduct an excavation, find out how artifacts talk to us, explore a cemetery, visit an island and more! Located at the Museum campus in Essex. Register below for Digging Into the Past Camp. If you are a Connecticut…

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August 2019

River Rangers Camp

August 11, 2019 - August 12, 2019
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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August 12 - 16 (ages 9 - 12) Exploration and adventure await when you join the River Rangers and challenge yourself to find out all you can about the River. Spend each day in coves, on islands and on the water, collecting samples, conducting experiments, and building a study lab at the Museum. Located at the Museum campus in Essex. Register below for River Rangers Camp. If you are a Connecticut River Museum Family Member or above, please select member pricing…

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December 2019

December Vacation Day Workshop

December 30, 2019 @ 5:00 am - 9:00 am
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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December Vacation Day Workshops 2019 Monday, December 30 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Ages 6-12 REGISTER NOW ____________________________________________ WONDERFUL WINTER! Monday, December 30, 2019 Join us for a winter adventure as we explore nature, find out about winter habitats and learn about the River in winter. Create your own winter landscape works of art! 10:00 am - 2:00 pm ____________________________________________ Members: $25.00 Non Members: $30.00 Sibling discount: subtract $5 per day Important Information: Children are dropped off at the Museum at…

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