JLMH Day Camp
AT our Joel Lane Museum House Day Camp, boys and girls can participate in a 5 day session held at the Joel Lane Museum House in Raleigh, NC. To be enrolled as a camper, a child must have completed the 1st grade but not the 7th (i.e., a child should be approximately 7–12 years old).
160 South St. Mary's Street
Raleigh, NC 27603
Dates and Costs
One Week Session: $240
- Monday, June 19th – Friday, June 23rd, 2017
The Session includes the following
- Quill & Ink Writing
- Print Making
- Sword Fighting
- Cord Making
- Paper Quilling
- Journal Making
- Necklace Making
- Candle Making
- Doll Making
- Colonial Games
- Tour of Joel Lane House
- Cooking Demo
- Fire Arms Demo
- Fire Starting Demo
- Daily Music Demonstrations
- Daily Singing
- Daily Readings and History Lessons
|Time||Blue Team||Green Team|
|9:15–9:45||Quill & Ink||Necklace Making|
|10:45–11:30||Necklace Making||Quill & Ink|
|12:00–12:45||Dinner (Lunch) and Clean Up|
|12:45–1:30||Choose an Activity|
|1:30–2:15||Reading and History Lesson|
Store Open to Families
Behavior Expectations and Discipline Policy
IT is important that the Camp Flintlock staff maintain good order and discipline. Top objectives are safety and a positive atmosphere for learning. The expectations listed below enable participants in the program to have a safe, enjoyable experience.
- Use appropriate language at all times.
- Cooperate with staff and follow directions.
- Respect equipment, facilities, other campers, staff, and their self.
- Maintain a positive attitude.
- Stay in program areas - running away is not acceptable.
Camp Flintlock does not condone and will not permit
- Corporal punishment.
- Ridiculing, threatening or using an inappropriately loud voice.
- Leaving children unsupervised.
- Use of profanity
- If a camper is unable to comply with the behavior expectations then they will be redirected.
- If, after being redirected, a camper continues to misbehave then they will be put in time out.
- If a camper still continues to misbehave then they will be required to dig up a tree stump selected by the director or assistant director.
- Behaviors that may result in immediate stump digging include but are not limited to:
- Any inappropriate language (crap, sucks, and worse words).
- Play fighting.
- Pretending to threaten others with sharp objects, fire, etc.
- Any action that could threaten or pose a direct threat to the physical/emotional safety of the camper, other campers, or staff.
- Vandalism or destruction of JLMH property or property of others.
- Sexual misconduct.
- Possession of or use of alcohol or controlled substances unless under the prescription of a doctor.
Week Overview and Procedures
Prior to Check-in (Monday)
- Read and discuss the expectations of behavior (see separate document) with your camper.
- Mark all personal belongings with your campers name. C.F. will not be responsible for any lost or damaged belongings.
- Be sure that all paperwork and payments are in order.
- Plan to enjoy your time apart from your camper!
Prior to Check-in (Every Day)
- Have your camper wear plain shoes or sandals of some kind.
- Do not wear flipflops, crocs, or sneakers.
- Do not wear clothes with a camo print.
- Do not wear shorts.
- Pack a suitable lunch, except for Friday. On that day Camp Flintlock (C.F.) will provide a Colonial meal for the campers. C.F. will also provide snacks and drink each day.
- If your camper needs to bring a prescription medication then be sure to pack it in the original container.
- Pack sunscreen lotion, if necessary.
- Pack spending money for the C.F. store (optional). Campers may bring cash to spend in the store during camp hours and/or they may go shopping with their families after they are checked out. A running receipt of all their purchases will be kept during their stay.
- If your camper plays the fife, drum, violin, viola, tin whistle, jaw harp or bagpipes then we strongly encourage them to bring their instruments. C.F. can ensure a safe place for them and music is another highlight. If they do not have their own drumsticks, fife, tin whistle or jaw harp and they are interested in learning how to play then they may purchase professional or student quality ones from the C.F. store.
- Beginning Tuesday, have your camper wear one of the sets of clothing they will be loaned.
- Also, beginning Tuesday, have your camper bring the kerchief and haversack (bag) which they will be issued.
Check-in (Every Day)
- Check-in/Drop Off is at 9:00 a.m
- Upon arrival to the JLMH, add your campers name to the check-in clipboard. One of the C.F. employees will be greeting families with it. Campers will be checked-in on a first-come, first serve basis. C.F. does not encourage anyone to arrive any earlier than 8:45 a.m. If this scheduled time proves to be a hardship for your family then please contact C.F. prior to that day and C.F. can try to accommodate your wishes.
- Parents depart.
- Campers are given a brief orientation and activities begin.
- Campers are loaned two sets of Colonial-American clothing for the week.
- Campers change into one of the sets of clothing.
- Campers are given a colored kerchief/bandana to wear and keep. It corresponds with the team they have been assigned to.
- A number is assigned to each camper and a haversack (bag) containing a tin cup is provided.
- Both items will have the corresponding number on them. Note: Campers may be charged for excessive damage to clothing and equipment.
- Guardians discuss the following during check-in:
- Emergency contact information.
- Medications and health concerns (if any).
- Authorization for your camper to purchase/not purchase knives or tomahawks from the camp store.
- Optional purchase of a C.F. Photo Package. This is a set of photos which will be mailed out on or before September 1st and costs $25.
Checkout (Every Day)
- Checkout/Pick-up Time is 3:00 p.m.
- Upon arrival to JLMH, add your campers name to the checkout/pick up clipboard. One of the C.F. employees will be greeting families with it. C.F. does not encourage anyone to arrive any earlier than 2:45 p.m. for checkout/pick-up. If this time proves to be a hardship for your family then please contact C.F. prior to that day and C.F. can try to accommodate your wishes. Campers will be checked out on a first-come, first serve basis. After being checked out, campers and their families are welcome to visit the historic site and the camp store.
- Please leave extra time to accommodate Friday's more involved schedule.
- Guardians will receive a brief account of their campers stay at C.F., with an emphasis on character.
- Medication (if any) will be returned.
- All monies will be settled (store, photo package, damages, etc., etc.).
- Campers return all C.F. equipment and clothing, with the exception of kerchiefs (these they may keep).
PROMPT attention will be given to a camper who is ill or seriously injured and the C.F. staff will call the emergency contacts that are provided.
OVER-the-counter and prescription medications, brought by campers, will be dispensed by the C. F. staff. C.F. has a registered pharmacist on staff. First aid supplies will be provided by C.F.
NO visitation to the campsite is permitted during the sessions. You may visit the campsite by appointment prior to the summer or after your camper is through with the checkout process on the Saturday of their scheduled session.
BE sure to plan ahead and write a letter or post card to your camper, as mail is one of the highlights of the day. Please do not emphasize how much you miss them. Instead, tell them how proud you are of them. Please do not send any food or candy or musical greeting cards.
CAMPERS are not accessible by phone except in the case of an emergency. Nor is the JLMH telephone number and e-mail address to be used to check on the status of a camper; we are not able to reply to that kind of inquiry.
THERE is no food or postage stamps for sale. However, there are over 100 reproduction items (colonial period). Several of these items cost just $1 (i.e.: feathers, toy metal soldiers, and paper fans). A few items cost upwards of $100 (a sword for example) and the rest are in a price range that falls in between.
CAMPERS are not permitted, under any circumstances, to bring: Firearms; Fireworks; Alcohol; Non-prescribed drugs; Tobacco products of any kind; Any and all electronic items (i.e.: electronic games, radios, iPods, video cameras, cell phones, etc.) with the exception of cameras.