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Summer Camp

Summer Camp

June 10th, 2019 9:00pm

From June 10th-14th, 2019, the National Museum of the Pacific War invites students entering 4th through 6th grade to attend the museum’s inaugural summer day camp! The deadline to register is June 3rd. 




WWII Summer Camp is a great opportunity for budding historians, as well as kids who just like to have fun. Campers will get up-close and personal with the museum’s education collection, including authentic clothing, weapons, posters, vehicles, and other artifacts from the 1940’s.  Daily special guests - including a WWII veteran - will help campers experience a variety of WWII topics.


Camp will run from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, Monday through Friday.  The fee for each child to participate is $50 and $35 for each additional sibling.  Please plan for your camper to attend all week. There is a limit of 20 campers and registration is first come, first serve.  A waiting list will be instituted once camp is full. Parents will be notified if spots become available.


We look forward to having fun and learning a lot during the week but safety is our number one priority.  Campers will have unlimited access to water while at camp but we ask that you send them with a water bottle to refill, sunscreen, and a lunch that does not need to be refrigerated or heated-up. 2 Snacks will be provided but should they have any food allergies (noted on your registration form) that may prevent them from eating the provided snack, send an extra one along in the lunch box.


Summer camp activities include

  • Spending time in the GBG each day learning about key events and individuals connected to WWII in the Pacific.
  • STEAM activities, designing and building a bridge out of balsawood, glue and a few other items that a ship can sail under. Campers will then determine the amount of stress or weight each bridge can handle and prizes will be awarded.
  • Each day of the camp will focus on a branch of the military, active duty military personnel will be on-site to give a history and discuss their branch of service.
  • Campers will go through an obstacle course
  • The Commemorative Air Force will be at the camp for one day sharing their Dome Theater Experience on aviation.
  • WWII propaganda art lessons and camper produced artwork
  • Lessons on the beginning concept and changes of the American flag throughout history. Students will create a flag day presentation that will be given on the last day of camp in the Memorial Courtyard




To learn more about this exciting experience call Public Program Coordinator Barbara Ford at (830) 997-8600 ext. 225.

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