Open to the Public
Separate Ticket Required
Benjamin Powell House
Exciting adventures await young history enthusiasts and curious adventurers alike at Colonial Williamsburg’s weekly summer day camps. Children ages 11 to 13 will explore STEAM-based activities such as gardening, archaeology, military life, soap-making, trade life, historic games and much more. All activities will engage our campers on how science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics were used in the 1700s, connecting the past to the future. Parents, we will send your child home a little dirty, a little tired, but inspired and wanting more.
Register online; $299.00 per session
$299.00 for Each Session (includes a souvenir T-shirt!) with a non-refundable $50 deposit included.
Refund policy: Minimum of 30 days’ notice is required for cancellations. Deposits are non-refundable.
Camps run 8:45 AM - 5:30 PM
Please ensure your camper arrives on time, as programming will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m.
Pick-up: 5:15 – 5:30 p.m. each afternoon
Please be prompt for pick up.
No. Colonial Williamsburg will not release or allow campers to stay in the Historic Area unattended after camp ends for the day. Campers will only be released to an authorized parent/guardian.
Your camper’s health and safety is out utmost concern. Our camp counselors are experienced, enthusiastic college students and graduates that have been selected after careful consideration and background checks. Each counselor receives at minimum a full week of training prior to the beginning of camp and is First Aid and CPR certified.
Please review the following policies designed to keep your camper healthy and safe.
The on-duty Camp Coordinator will be accessible via cellphone for emergencies and unexpected pickups. Parents/guardians will receive this phone number on the first day of camp.
Campers will have the opportunity to interact with animals of many species. This means they may come into contact with animal hair, feathers, dander, or food items. They will bring their own lunches, but other campers may bring food products that contain or have been prepared in proximity to allergenic ingredients.
Please note all known dietary allergies, food restrictions and environmental allergies on your camper’s Health History Form (provided at check-in on the first day of camp) and identify severity and possible reactions if consumed or touched.
Colonial Williamsburg staff CANNOT DISPENSE ANY MEDICATIONS whether it be over-the-counter or a prescription.
All camp staff members are CPR and First Aid certified. Plus, each camp session is supported by an on-site Public Safety team certified in First Aid, CPR, and AED training. The Colonial Williamsburg Public Safety team will be available for all minor injuries and illnesses that occur in the Historic Area. Local EMS (emergency medical services) will be contacted for all serious injuries or illnesses, and will transport the camper to the nearest hospital, if necessary. In the event of an emergency, you will be promptly contacted by a Colonial Williamsburg representative.
All campers must have a consent to treat form, insurance information, and medical history forms on file. You will receive these documents on the first day of camp. For your child’s safety, please fill these forms out completely.
Colonial Williamsburg reserves the right to send a child home if they appear unwell. In the event that your child needs to be picked up, you will be contacted by a Colonial Williamsburg representative.
Safety is a top priority at The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Camp leadership and counselors will balance the components of the program with the current weather conditions. Weather conditions are monitored closely by our Public Safety department.
Rain and thunderstorms occur often in Virginia and may affect some camp activities. The Historic Area observes strict weather protocols. When lightning has been spotted, for everyone’s safety, campers and Staff are required to seek shelter. Campers will be moved to the closest indoor location until the threat has passed.
If the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation has called the severe weather code before or during camp dismissal, dismissal must be temporarily halted until the weather passes. This is for everyone’s safety. We ask that should you arrive at camp dismissal during bad weather and it appears that no staff is on hand immediately; we are following our safety procedures and have everyone safely inside an indoor location. We will resume check out once we are given the “all clear” from our Public Safety team.
During more severe weather, such as a hurricane, camp management will decide about canceling a Day Camp on a case-by-case basis. Camps are not canceled for rain. Once a Day Camp is canceled, it cannot be rescheduled for the original date even if the weather clears or other factors change. You will NOT receive a refund for missed days due to inclement weather. Parents/guardians will be contacted in a timely manner should such an event occur.
Please complete, print, and sign the following forms. You may email the completed documents to [email protected], or bring them with you on the first day of camp.
Please note: campers must have all four documents on file in order to participate.