Henricus Historical Park Camps

251 Henricus Park Rd Chester, VA 23836
341 Henricus Park Road Chester Virginia 23836 US

Camp Pocahontas (Ages 6 – 10)

June 25 – 29, 2018

9 a.m. — 4 p.m.  

Campers will explore the environment and life of Pocahontas and the culture of the Powhatan people through demonstrations, activities and arts and crafts.  In our re-created Powhatan settlement of Arrohateck, hands-on activities will include:  cooking, farming, archery, music and dancing, engineering, canoe scraping, fish net weaving and pottery.  Make-and-take crafts included.  Registration required by June 19th by calling 804-318-8797.  Space limited!


Before and After Care Available for this Camp (up to one hour each):


Archaeology Camp (Ages 8 – 12)

July 23 – 25

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Participate in the arts and sciences of Field and Laboratory Archaeology.  Learn about the tools and strategies used to help locate and excavate sites and the archaeological methods used to create a living history museum.  Join in “practice” excavation techniques and a field laboratory; see what you can interpret about history just through the artifacts left behind by people of the past.  Take a field trip to an active archaeological site.  Registration required by July 20th by calling 804-318-8797.  Space limited!


James River Camp (Ages 9 – 12)

August 13 – 17

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Discover the environmental and geological features of the historic James River as Virginia Indians and the Colonial settlers would have encountered it 400 years ago.   Paddle a kayak and identify how the plants and animals of the river were hunted, gathered and used throughout history.  Understand the course changes made at Dutch Gap during the Civil War and see how it is used today.  Take a field trip to a Water Treatment Plant and then do science experiments relating to water purification.  Meet the historic peoples who lived along the banks of the James River and see how they used the river to meet their daily needs.  Registration required by August 6th by calling (804) 318-8797.  Space limited!


Day Camps
Multi-Activity, Outdoors
Chesterfield Co.