Specialty Camps

Civil War Camp

Rising Grades 4-8
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
July 1-5 (No Camp Thursday July 4)
Monday-Wednesday & Friday
Lower School Campus
$425
 
Civil War Camp provides campers with the opportunity to learn more about Civil War History and explore the sites of key battles that were fiercely fought on American soil and changed the course of the Civil War, specifically Antietam and Gettysburg.
 
Antietam, Maryland (Sharpsburg), September 17th, 1862. This was the single most bloodiest day of any civil war battle.  In all, 23,500 soldiers lost their lives. Union General McClellan battled Southern General Robert E. Lee for control of this strategic parcel of farmland. We will learn about the Dunker Church, the famous Bloody Lane, General Burnside's Bridge, and Mummer Farm. In the end, it was considered to be a "draw" on both sides, with no decisive victory for either side!
 
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 1st-July 3rd, 1863. Many historians believe this battle, which lasted three days, turned the tide in favor of the Northern Army of the Potomac. This was the bloodiest battle fought during the Civil War as the two armies suffered between 46,000 and 51,000 casualties. General Meade was the Union General in charge of the northern troops. He was the fifth commander of The Army of The Potomac in less than a year. We will learn about Devil's Den, Little Round Top, the Peach Orchard, the Wheat Field, Trostle Farm, and Cemetery Hill. This penultimate victory by the Union army led to the eventual surrender of General Robert E. Lee at Appomattox Courthouse on April 9th, 1865.
 
Civil War Camp is led by John Farnham. After retiring from a career in corporate marketing and commercial real estate, Mr. Farnham earned a teaching certificate from the University of Virginia and has taught 5th grade at St. Luke School in McLean, Virginia for the last 11 years.  Please contact Mr. Farnham at farnie@comcast.net if you have any camp questions.
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