Sponsored by Old Salem Museums & Gardens

“Old Salem’s 5 Yesterdays camp transported our daughter back in time 200 years…isn’t it great to step away from the modern world and all the instant electronics to a slower pace where a little girl can really experience life as it was and learn so many life lessons?” ~ Margaret W.

If you’re looking for a unique and fun summer day camp for your kids, Old Salem Museums & Gardens has the answer. With camps for kids from rising 1st graders through rising 8th graders, Old Salem has one-of-a-kind learning experiences to tickle young minds and chase away boredom.

Yes, they’ll learn, but they’ll have tons of fun in the process!

The “3 Yesterdays Camp” for rising first and second graders runs for three days (July 24, 25, 26) from 9 a.m. until noon. Young campers follow Sister Maus through Salem and discover what it was like to be a kid who lived in Salem long ago. They’ll learn about how the children worked, learned and played! Activities include making and playing with 18th century toys, hearth cooking, gardening, and learning what school was like. They’ll also get to enjoy a puppet show!

Older kids can attend “5 Yesterdays Camp,” which is a week long, hands-on camp that focuses on crafts, trades and the lifestyles of the Moravians who lived in Salem in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Activities are carefully planned according to age and ability ensuring that every child benefits from the program. Activities include working with textiles, pottery, hearth cooking, and other early American skills and trades. It meets from 9 a.m. until noon Monday through Friday. On the last day of each camp week, campers will attend a traditional Moravian Love Feast.


Grades 6-8: June 25-June 29. Grades 3-5: July 2-6; July 9-13; July 16-20.

To register, simply visit www.oldsalem.org/summer-camps and download the registration form.  For more information, you can also contact Darlee Snyder at (336)721-7390.