CAMP Flintlock conducts daytime field trips for public, private, and charter schools as well as home school groups. Participants will get to engage in a minimum of 5 hands-on activities, and the event can be held at your school or at our campsite!
- Watch a video about our Field Trip Program
- Download the 2-page Field Trip Registration Companion Sheet
- Go to our (NEW!) online Field Trip Registration Form
- Look at photos from past Field Trips
A Field Trip involves the following
- Camp Flintlock comes to your school or you come to our campsite.
- We set up the evening before the event.
- During carpool, or upon your arrival to our campsite, we play fife and drum musik.
- Camp Flintlock Staff briefly trains Volunteers to assist with one activity each.
- Your group is welcomed and given a brief introduction.
- Each class/group of 25–30 students (or less) participates in a minimum of five different activities which last 30 minutes each.
- Classes/groups shift to the next activity when we play "Yankee Doodle" on the fife and drum.
- Teachers stay with their class while at least 2 adult volunteers stay at each station.
- Lunch break is scheduled to your convenience.
- After the classes/groups have visited all of the stations there is a brief closing activity that includes a "pop quiz" complete with prizes.
- Goodbyes are said and the Field Trip ends.
- Review the online information about Field Trips, watch the 5-minute Field Trip Video, and browse the Field Trip Gallery.
- Download the Companion Sheet and complete the online registration form.
- There is an $800 minimum for a Field Trip. Small groups may combine with other groups and/or sign up for add-ons to meet the minimum.
- The number of activities is dependent upon the number of classes. For groups that do not have classes per se, please divide your participants into groups of 25-30.
- The base number of activities are as follows:
- -Five (5) activities for groups of 5 or fewer classes
-Six (6) activities for groups of 6 classes
-Seven (7) activities for groups of 7 classes
-For groups of eight or more classes, please contact Camp Flintlock
- Out of these activities, three (3) are automatically selected by Camp Flintlock:
- 1) Colonial Store & Dress Up
2) American Indian or (NEW!) West African Necklace Making
3) Colonial Games
- The remaining activities are yours to select.
- For a small fee, groups of six or fewer classes have the option to select additional activities, up to the seven activity maximum. This is a good way for smaller groups to reach the $800 minimum.
- Camp Flintlock can conduct up to 7 activities during one school day. Therefore, if you have 8 or more classes/groups, the Field Trip will require more than one day to complete.
- If the event is at your school:
- Secure permission for CF staff to spend the night in tents to ensure the security of our equipment. This requires reserving the field or location where we set up for the evening before the field trip in order to avoid conflicts with sports or other extracurricular activities.
- Colonial Store & Dress Up
- Your choice of American Indian or (NEW!) West African Necklace Making
- Colonial Games
Additional Stations to Choose From
- Beeswax Candle Making *
- Block Printmaking
- Bracelet Making
- Cord Making
- Indian War Paint & Story
- Knot Tying
- Leather Journal Making *
- Quill & Ink Writing
- Rag Doll Making *
- Sword Fighting
- Tomahawk Throw
Additional Items (Not Counted as an Activity)
- Homemade Camp Flintlock Fudge *
- Campfire Wassail: Hot Colonial Drink *
- 4x6 Photograph During Dress Up *
- Colonial Store Credit *
* Denotes Additional Cost (See Companion Sheet and Registration Form For Details)
Sample Schedule & Map
Descriptions of Activities
- Colonial Store & Dress Up: The Store has Authentic Period reproductions for sale. Many Items only cost $1 such as: Arrowheads, Paper fans, and Flutes. Dress up involves trying on reproductions of 18th Century clothing and the opportunity to get your picture taken while dressed up.
- Necklace Making: Make an Authentic American Indian or (NEW!) West African Necklace using: Glass Beads and Hair Pipe Beads made from Buffalo Horn and Buffalo Bones (Indian) or Cowrie Shells (African). (The Necklace alone is an $8 value)
- Colonial Games: Have fun playing period games such as: Cup & Ball, Bilbo, Graces, Nine Pins, Pickup Sticks, Hoop Racing, and Tug-of-War.
Additional Stations to Choose From
- Beeswax Candle Making: One of the most popular activities with students and teachers. Students are given a wick and create a candle using the dip method.
- Block Printmaking: Create pictures like they did in the 1700's. Use a hand-carved block of wood and ink to print images on paper.
- Bracelet Making: Learn to tie the Monkey Chain and make a bracelet to wear or give to a friend.
- Cord Making: Make a braided cord with 7 strands of string. A simple activity that will captivate the most restless students.
- Indian War Paint & Story: Hear the story of James Smith who was captured and adopted by Indians. Then try on some Indian War Paint for yourself.
- Knot Tying: Learn some basic knots such as: the square knot, the granny knot, the bowline knot, and others.
- Leather Journal Making: Same as Cardstock Journal but with a leather cover.
- Quill & Ink Writing: Using a turkey feather quill & bottled ink you will learn to write like Thomas Jefferson. This is one of our most popular stations.
- Rag Doll Making: Colonial children often made their own toys. Make your own doll out of cloth and yarn to take home.
- Rounders: A fun and exiting field game that combines baseball and dodgeball. Players hit the ball and run the bases. Runners get out by being hit by the soft leather ball while running between bases.
- Sword Fighting: Use padded swords to test your fencing skills.
- Tomahawk Throw: Learn to throw an Indian style tomahawk at a wooden target.