Art and History Camp

Art & History Camp
Summer 2023

Come learn with us!

At the Greenwich Historical Society’s Art and History Camp, kids learn important skills while exploring Connecticut’s colonial history and the works of the Cos Cob Art Colony through games, crafts and hands-on fun. Creative young minds will spend time in our historic gardens and barn, exploring their surroundings using art, science, and old-fashioned ingenuity under the guidance of professional educators and artists. Space is limited!

Senior Art & History Campers

Dive through the centuries, exploring both the history of Colonial Greenwich and the achievements of the Cos Cob Art Colony. Campers will learn the breadth of the traditional crafts of the 18th century, from barn raising, to textile production, to hearth cooking, alongside the distinctive flair of 19th century impressionism and theatre. The best of both centuries is waiting for them.

Week of July 10 – 14 (rising grades 5–8)
9:30 am – 2:30 pm

Junior History Campers

Campers will be transported back in time to Greenwich’s colonial era. They will learn about important historical events as well as skills necessary for living in a time without electricity and running water. Campers will have the opportunity to weave, cook and create colonial art. They will also learn about the importance of a personal garden by interacting with the plants that were grown for cooking, medicine and creating natural pigments.

Week of July 17 – 21 (rising grades 2–4)
9:30 am – 2:30 pm

Junior Art Campers

Campers will learn about the Cos Cob Art Colony and the avant-garde work of the impressionist artists that stayed at the Bush Holley House. In sessions led by Master Painter Dmitri Wright, campers will have the opportunity to learn about color, light and form as they create their own unique works of art. Activities include painting en plain air, exploring mixed mediums, and theatre.

Week of July 24 – 28 (rising grades 2–4)
9:30 am – 2:30 pm


1 Week: $450, 2 Weeks: $800.

Have two kids coming the same week? Enjoy our sibling discount: $800 for two kids (A $100 saving!)

Save $50 per week if you register by April 14!
(Please note: Sibling and Early Bird discounts are reflected in ticket prices with those names rather than being subtracted at check out)

Scholarships & Information

For more information on scholarships, registration assistance,  or general questions, contact Heather Lodge.