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JULY 8-26, 2024

Come learn with us!
Greenwich Historical Society Art & History Camp offers children in 2nd through 8th grade a highly interactive STEAM experience at the beautiful Bush-Holley Historic Site. During their time with us, campers will explore the arts, cultures and sciences that were prevalent during the Colonial American period of the Bush family and Progressive Era of the Holley family.

Art & History Camp

Historical Happenings

JULY 8–12 | Grades 5–8 | 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

Our Senior Camper week for 5th-8th graders brings together the best of both the Bush and Holley time periods. In the spirit of the Colonial Bush family, campers will interact with farm animals, create beautiful silhouettes, dive into colonial cooking and weave with yarn they have hand-dyed themselves. In honor of the Holley family and the Cos Cob Art Colony, campers will work with Master Artist Dmitri Wright to create unique pieces of Impressionist art and recreate one of the large-scale Elmer MacRae masterpieces.

History Camp

Colonial Connections

July 15–19 | GRADES 2–4 | 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

In our Colonial America-themed week, 2nd-4th graders will dive into the daily lives of Colonial Connecticuters. Campers will meet an array of traditional farm animals, learn how to card wool and weave yarn into beautiful fabrics. In our historic garden campers will learn the medical, culinary and aesthetic uses of the plants. Culinary plants will be used to make a series of popular snacks and sides from the 1770’s. Plants from our dye garden will be investigated to discover what colors they produce in a series of scientific experiments.

Art Camp

Artful Adventures

JULY 22–26 | GRADES 2–4 | 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

During our art-themed week, 2nd-4th graders learn about the lasting legacy of the Cos Cob art colony, based out of our own Bush-Holley House. Under the supervision of Master Artist Dmitri Wright, campers will learn the principles of the Impressionist style of painting favored by many of the Cos Cob artists. Together they will create landscapes, compose still lives and re-create a 12-foot-tall masterpiece by Elmer Livingston MacRae. In the afternoons, they will practice portraiture and craft a series of self-portraits in a variety of different artistic styles and mediums.

Family Afternoons

Family Fridays

July 8–26 | ALL AGES  |  2:00pm-2:30pm

Every Friday afternoon at our camp is family day. Campers set up an art show to display their masterpieces to friends and family. Campers also put on a play that they have written, produced and set-designed over the course of the week. We encourage parents, grandparents, siblings and all other interested family members and friends to come see the show!

Prices

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 19!
(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, Associate Director of School & Family Programs