Latta Plantation offers campers a window into past

HUNTERSVILLE – Historic Latta Plantation, nestled in the 1,342-acre Latta Plantation Nature Preserve, 6211 Sample Road, offers several themed summer day camps for children.

Each camp runs Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Camps cost $175 and requires registration. For more information, visit www.lattaplantation.org and click on Children Camps or call 704-875-2312.

The plantation will offer the following camps:

• Civil War Soldier Camp, June 20-23, July 11-14 and Aug. 1-4.
Boys and girls 8 to 12 years old are mustered into the Union and Confederate armies to experience life as a Civil War soldier.
Campers relive the war through a week of drills, battles, hikes, farm programs, and 19th century life. They also receive several items to keep that they will use during the camp week, including a replica musket, kepi, haversack, t-shirt, and more. The camp week will end with a major battle engagement that families can watch and a formal graduation ceremony. Contact Matthew Waisner at 704-875-2312, ext. 305 or mwaisner@lattaplantation.org for more information.

• 53rd Call To Arms Camp, June 13-16.
Advanced Civil War Camp for 13-14 year olds that have attended the Civil War Soldier Camp. Experience strategic battle planning, tactics in the woods, fire starting with flint and steel and campfire cooking. Contact Matthew Waisner at 704-875-2312, ext. 305 or mwaisner@lattaplantation.org for more information.

• Revolutionary War Soldier Camp, July 25-28
Boys and girls 8 to 12 years old can relive the American Revolution as a Patriot or Loyalist, during a week filled with drills, battles and learning about soldier life. Contact Matthew Waisner at 704-875-2312, ext. 305 or mwaisner@lattaplantation.org for more information.

• Miss Jane’s Academy, June 20-23, July 11-14 and Aug. 1-4.
This Civil War camp takes girls ages 8 to 12 years old back in time to see what life was like for women in the 19th century. Hands-on activities include spying, making fans, sewing, open-hearth cooking, and English Country Dancing. Each girl will receive an apron, bonnet, and t-shirt to keep. Contact Blair Elder at 704-875-2312, ext. 303 or belder@lattaplantation.org for more information.

• Historic Encounters Camp, July 18-21.
Boys and girls can learn about 19th century life through hands-on activities on the plantation, crafts, hikes, canoeing on the Catawba and horseback riding. Contact Blair Elder at 704-875-2312, ext. 303 or belder@lattaplantation.org for more information.

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