Summer Camps for Kids

2014 Summer Camp Adventures

NEW! The Science of History Camp (Grades 5-8)

NEW! (3-Day Camp) Bring Your Grown-Up to Camp!

Mini-Camp for Big Kids (Half-Day, Ages 5-8)

Native Summer Camp: Part 1 (Ages 8-11)

Native Summer Camp: Part 2 (Ages 9-12)

Pilgrim Summer Camp: Part 1 (Ages 8-11)

Pilgrim Summer Camp: Part 2 (Ages 9-12)

Maritime Adventure Camp (Ages 10-15) 

 These camps must comply with regulations of the MA Dept of Public Health and be licensed by the local board of health.


New! The Science of History Camp

Single Session: August 11-15

9am to 3pm

For kids Grades 5-8

This is a week of scientific inquiry into the past! We will spend the week at each of the Museum’s exhibits, exploring the science of fire and cooking on the Wampanaog Homesite and in the 17th-Century English Village, the ecology of Patuxet and Plymouth, the physics of the Plimoth Grist Mill and Mayflower II, the chemistry of Wampanoag gardens, the chemistry and biology of our Colonial Farm Department (including our rare breed animals), the science of Colonial tradesmen (such as potters, blacksmiths, colliers and salters) and more!

Cost: $315, $250 museum members

For more information or to register, call (508) 503-2653 or email groupsales@plimoth.org.


Bring Your Grown-Up to Camp!

Single 3-Day Session: June 30-July 2

9am to 12pm

For grown-ups of all ages, kids ages 4 and up

This is an experience kids can share with their parent, grandparent, aunt or uncle! Each day will include a guided tour of one of our sites, followed by a special intergenerational activity.

Cost per child: $125, $100 museum members

For more information or to register, call (508) 503-2653 or email groupsales@plimoth.org.


Mini Camp for Big Kids

Session 1: July 7-11

Session 2: July 14-18

9am to 12pm

For kids ages 5-8

Looking for a great first camp experience for your little ones? Bring them to our half-day Mini Camp! Kids 5 to 8 will have a great time getting to know the Pilgrims and the Wampanaog, visiting our animals, doing hands-on activities, and engaging in creative play. They'll hang out in a wetu (Wampanoag house), pretend to be Pilgrims, and make some great 17th-century-style crafts to take home.

Cost: $150, $120 museum members

For more information or to register, call (508) 503-2653 or email groupsales@plimoth.org.


A Kid's Life in Wampanoag Country: A Weeklong Wampanoag Adventure Camp Part 1

Session 1:  July 7-11

Session 2: July 14-18

9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily

For kids ages 8-11 

Plimoth Plantation invites your child to spend a week discovering the life and culture of the area’s first people—the Wampanoag. Led by Native American museum teachers, each day will feature visits to the museum’s sites, hands-on Native activities, and lots of fun and games! Kids will start off the week getting to know each other and discovering the values, geography and artifacts of the indigenous Wampanoag people. Activities throughout the week will explore the resources, community, food and skills of the Wampanoag and will include making cordage from milkweed, constructing traditional clay pots, playing traditional games like Wampanoag football and cooking Wampanoag food.

Participants bring their own lunches and snacks.

Cost:  $315 per child ($250 for members)

For more information or to register, call (508) 503-2653 or email groupsales@plimoth.org.


A Kid's Life in Wampanoag Country: A Weeklong Wampanoag Adventure Camp Part 2

Single Session:  July 21-25 

9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily

For kids ages 9-12 who have attended Plimoth Plantation’s Wampanoag Summer Adventure: Part 1

This week is perfect for kids who have participated in Part 1 of the Wampanoag Summer Adventure (either this summer or a previous year).  Led by Native American museum teachers, each day will feature visits to the museum’s sites, new hands-on Native activities, and even more fun and games! Activities throughout the week will explore the resources, community, food and skills of the Wampanoag. Part 2 kids will spend one night at Plimoth Plantation, just as the Wampanoag people did when Plymouth was called Patuxet!

Participants bring their own lunches and snacks.

Cost: $375 per child; $300 for members.

For more information or to register, call (508) 503-2653 or email groupsales@plimoth.org.


A Kid's Life in Plymouth Colony: A Weeklong Colonial Adventure Camp Part I 

Session 1: July 7-11

Session 2: July 14-18

9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily

For kids ages 8-11

Hey kids...Ever wonder what it would have been like to live as an English child in 1600s Plymouth? Experience it at Plimoth Plantation! Kids 8 to 11 are invited to spend an historical and fun-filled week experiencing the life of a Pilgrim child. Each day children will tour the Museum’s sites, and change into Colonial clothes and travel back in time! In authentic houses on the Museum’s Colonial Education Site, they will imagine the life of a Pilgrim child and then learn to speak, work, cook and play as that child. The exciting week includes a field trip to the original site of Plymouth Colony in downtown Plymouth, where kids will walk in the footsteps of the Pilgrims.

Participants bring their own lunches and snacks daily and must wear sturdy shoes. Colonial costumes will be provided by the Museum for use during the program.

Cost: $315 per child; $250 for members.

For more information or to register, call (508) 503-2653 or email groupsales@plimoth.org.


A Kid's Life in Plymouth Colony:  A Weeklong Colonial Adventure Camp Part 2

Single Session:  July 21-25

9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily

For kids ages 9-12 who have participated in A Kid's Life in Plymouth Colony: A Weeklong Colonial Adventure: Part I

When your child can’t get enough of the 17th century... let them take it to the next level! This program is specially designed for children who have previously attended a session of Plimoth Plantation's Colonial Summer Adventures for Kids (either this year or in the past). This weeklong experience will feature even more 17th-century hands-on activities, projects and roleplaying too! During the exciting week, children will participate in a military drill, cook over the hearth and spend time with our rare and heritage breed animals. As a very special highlight of the program, children will have the amazingly unique opportunity to sleepover in the 17th century! On Friday afternoon parents are invited to Plimoth Plantation to see what their "Colonists" have learned.

Participants bring their own lunches and snacks and must wear sturdy shoes.

Colonial costumes will be provided by Plimoth Plantation for use during the program.

For children aged 9-12 who have attended Plimoth Plantation's Colonial Summer Adventure: Part 1.

Cost: $375 per child; $300 for members.

For more information or to register, call (508) 503-2653 or email groupsales@plimoth.org.


Maritime Summer Adventure

 Single Session:  July 28-August 1

9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily

For kids ages 10-15

If your child loves the sea and all things nautical, we have the adventure for them! Kids ages 10-15 have the wonderful and unique opportunity to work with Plimoth Plantation's Maritime Artisans-the talented and dedicated crew who maintains and preserves Mayflower II. During their week, kids will row and sail the shallop, climb rigging, and work in the Marine Shop on a special project (with the artisans' guidance). As a special highlight of the week, kids will spend the night onboard Mayflower II! Part of the week will be spent on the waterfront and on Mayflower II, and part will be spent in Plimoth Plantation's Marine Shop.  

Participants bring their own lunches and snacks, and must wear sturdy shoes each day. (Sandals and flip-flops are not considered sturdy shoes!)

Cost: $375 per child; $300 for members.

For more information or to register, call (508) 503-2653 or email groupsales@plimoth.org

Native American Pack

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Mayflower II Pack

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Pilgrim Pack

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