Bored with the 21st-century? Time travel this summer break!
Ever wondered if you could have “made it” in the year 1750 and prepare for the coming winter? Come and find out at Colonial Survivor, a week-long experience during the last week of summer for rising 3-6th graders where kids try and overcome the obstacles of everyday life in colonial times! As you explore the Philipsburg Manor Site, you’ll learn how Colonial New Yorkers used the resources around them to solve problems and put their methods to the test. Over the course of the week you will have to make sure you have food for winter, keep your business afloat, and make your own tools and supplies, all while investigating the science behind 18th-century methods of survival. Are you up to the challenge?
Highlights from the week include:
- Assembling gears
- Building your own boat
- Experimenting with 18th century bug repellent
Come and finish out the summer with us and complete exciting challenges with new friends as you see if you have what it takes to survive a colonial winter.
August 26 – August 30
$250/week per youth
$225/week per youth for members*
* Some restrictions apply. Please see registration form for more information.
Colonial Survivor is for youth ages 8-12 (Incoming Grades 3 – 6)
What do you need to bring? Kids should come each day in close-toed, outdoor shoes and clothes that might get dirty, and a packed lunch. Daily snack will be provided. Most activities will be outdoors so sending your camper with sunblock and a water bottle is advised.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (914) 631-3992 x3912.
Registration Deadline is Friday, August 16, 2019
Limited capacity! Sign up today!
381 N Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591
What do participants need to bring?
What is the age range?
Operation: Colonial Survivor is for youth in grades 3-6 (or ages 8-12).
Is the site wheelchair accessible?
Visitor Center and Site Access
- Handicapped parking is available at the Visitor Center as well as handicapped restrooms.
- Wheelchair visitors are asked to have the front desk staff person call the site manager on duty to arrange for entrance at the back gate of the property on Bellwood Avenue.
- The entire site (including the Visitor Center) is about 5 acres. At this time, the bridge over the millpond is not accessible to any visitors due to an ongoing construction project. The walk from the Visitor Center around the millpond is on a dirt path, includes some uneven terrain, and takes about 10 minutes.
- The historic core has limited wheelchair accessibility. The grist mill, the barn, and the lower kitchen and first floor of the Manor House are accessible using ramps. The Activity Center and the second floor of the Manor House are not wheelchair accessible.
- There are a few steps into each building. There is a narrow, steep flight of 12 stairs from the first to the second floor of the Manor House and another similar flight of stairs back down to the first floor.