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2017 Living History Daycamp

Enrollment form

July 10-12, 2017 from 10 am to 3 pm

For children who have completed 1st through 5th grade

Jeannette, Pennsylvania. This summer Bushy Run Battlefield is giving children a hands on experience of Native American life in the eighteenth century during its  Living History Day Camp.  They will get a chance to participate in Native American life as it was in the 1700s.  The camp will be held at Bushy Run Battlefield Park at 1253 Bushy Run Rd. (Rte. 993) Jeannette, PA.

In addition to learning the history of the Native Americans in Pennsylvania, activities over this three-day camp will include:  decorating clothing to wear, making a drum, hunting tactics, weaving, pottery, storytelling, racing and games, and simple cooking over the open fire.  Guest speakers impersonating natives of the time and a fur trader will give first person accounts of what it was like to live in the Pennsylvania wilderness.

The fee for the Living History Day Camp is $75 for children of family members of the Bushy Run Battlefield Heritage Society (BRBHS) and $90 for children of nonmembers.  There is a $10 discount for each additional sibling.  Registration for each child is required for enrollment.  Registration with payment must be submitted, at the latest, by Wednesday, June 14, 2017.  No refunds will be provided after this date.  Camp size is limited to twenty five children.

**Drinks will be provided but children must bring their own bagged lunch.  Refrigeration will be available.

For more information about the Living History Day Camp or registration forms, contact Marlene Sawayda at 724-744-4193 or Please send all registrations to Bushy Run Battlefield, P.O. Box 468, Harrison City, PA 15636-0468