If you want to learn more about Colonial times, here are some summer day camp programs:
DAR Museum: 1776 D St. NW, Washington, D.C. Colonial camp for kids 10-15. Wear costumes of the time, learn to fence and throw a tomahawk, play Colonial games, learn period dances, prepare and serve 18th-century foods. Information: Kelly Scott at 202-879-3240 or email@example.com
Gadsby's Tavern Museum: 134 N. Royal St., Alexandria. Half-day camp for kids 8-12. Dress up in clothes of the time, write with quill pens, play Colonial games, make crafts of the time. Breakfast and a snack are included in the camp fee, though campers should bring a bag lunch. Information: 703-838-4242.
Camp Lyceum: 201 Washington St., Alexandria. Kids 8-12 learn about Native Americans and survival in the Virginia frontier. Activities include tomahawk throwing, an Old Town architecture walking tour, and making ice cream. Information: 703-838-4994.
Gunston Hall Plantation: Mason Neck, Virginia. Campers 8-12 make cheese and butter, cook over a hearth and learn how archaelogy tells us about the Colonial period. Information: 703-550-9220.
Sully Plantation: Chantilly. Separate camps for kids 6-8 and 9-11 feature projects related to Colonial times. Information: 703-437-1794.