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Summer Camps 2015

The DAR Museum offers two history summer day camps for 2015:  Time Travelers, ages 9 to 12, July 13 - 17, 2015, and From Fiber to Fabric, ages 11 to 14, August 3 - 7, 2015.

Registration is now open. Click on the link next to each camp description below to sign-up your child for a hands-on history summer experience. 



What parents said about our 2014 summer camp

“...the counselors were terrific...”  

 “...loved the fact that all of the counselors are experts in their fields...”

“...impressed with the high quality content...”

“I like the mix of learning/experience/visiting interesting places around DC.”

“We loved the hands-on approach of the camp.”


Ages 9 - 12
July 13 - 17, 2015

Time Travelers explores the lives of people from different cultures and genders who had roles during the American Revolution but are less widely known. Native American, African American and European American men and women were soldiers, leaders, poets, and spies. Time Travelers introduces campers to these individuals and their actions, which helped lay the foundation for this new nation. Campers ages 9 to 12 will: Be a spy for a day. Compose poems with quill and ink. Learn about the life of a soldier. Make Oneida crafts. Discover battlefield medicine. Explore the art of tea etiquette. Take field trips to local museums...and much MUCH MORE!



Ages 11-14
August 3 - 7, 2015

From Fiber to Fabric explores the world of textiles from raw materials to final product. Our exhibition Eye on Elegance: Early Quilts of Maryland and Virginia is our inspiration for this summer camp. Campers will: Spin, dye, and weave. Investigate cotton, wool, linen, and silk using science. Learn hand sewing and embroidery stitches then apply them to make a bag. Create roller printed textiles after exploring 18th and 19th century fabrics and fabric printing technology. Take field trips to local museums and do much MUCH MORE!


Do you have questions about the DAR Museum’s summer camps? Check our FAQs.

If you still have questions, please contact Curator of Education Marilyn Sklar,, 202.879.3240.