Two Camps for Children at Virginia House
The first of The Virginia Historical Society’s Virginia House Summer Camps end today. The second starts on Monday
The Go Green Camp is for children ages 9 to 11.
Bryan: We're going to learn about recycling, composting, making rain barrels and studying native Virginia plants.
Tracy Bryan is the Site Manager at Virginia House.
Bryan: During the second week of August, we have our "Digging in the Dirt" summer camp, and this camp is for younger children, age 7 to 9. They'll learn how to identify some leaves and trees, we'll make garden stakes and pinwheels, and they'll learn how to record weather on their own weather chart.
The camps, co-sponsored by Agecroft Hall, run from 9am to 3pm each weekday. Virginia House and its unique gardens were home to American diplomat Alexander Weddell.
Bryan: When he was ready to retire, he decided to transport an English manor home from Warwickshire, England, back to Richmond.
Learn more about Virginia House and the summer camps at vahistorical.org.
John Ogle, WCVE News