STRAWBERY BANKE MUSEUM

 

Strawbery Banke 2021 Summer Camp Offerings
Summer camps return for onsite offerings at Strawbery Banke Museum for the summer of 2021. 

The protocols for onsite summer camps are consistent with Strawbery Banke Museum COVID-19 precautions. Additional Summer Camp COVID-19 precautions include mandatory temperature checks of staff and participants, limited capacities, and all activities occurring outdoors. 

Click here to view full descriptions of camps offered by Strawbery Banke Museum. 

Click here for full descriptions of Bosuns and Boatbuilders, Sailors and Shipwright, and Captains and Carpenters, which are summer camps offered by the Boatshop at Strawbery Banke Museum in partnership with The Gundalow Company.

Summer Camps for ages 6-9:

  • Anchors Aweigh - FULL 
    Offered by Strawbery Banke Museum and The Gundalow Company.

    June 28–July 2, 2021, 9 AM–3 PM
    Learn about the maritime history of the Piscataqua River region both aboard the Gundalow Piscataqua and through hands-on activities, crafts, and games on shore. Strawbery Banke Museum & The Gundalow Company Members $290; Nonmembers $340.
    Anchors Aweigh is full. To join the waiting list, please contact bcoppola[at]sbmuseum.org
  • Colonial DIY
    July 12–July 16, 2021, 9:30 AM–2:30 PM
    Discover how people made things without factories and modern technology. Use the tools and materials from long ago to create fabric, pottery, birch bark toys, and leatherwork. Members $240; Nonmembers $290.

  • Bosuns and Boatbuilders (ages 7-10)
    Offered by the Boatshop at Strawbery Banke Museum and The Gundalow Company

    Two sessions: June 28-July 2, 2021, 9 AM - 3 PM; July 12-July 16, 2021, 9 AM-3 PM
    Cast off on a new adventure with the professional boatbuilders at The Boatshop at Strawbery Banke and the crew at the Gundalow Company for a fun-filled week of making new boats while making new friends. Strawbery Banke Museum & The Gundalow Company Members $382.50; Nonmembers $425. Click here to register through The Gundalow Company. 

  • History Alive
    July 19–July 23, 2021, 9:30 AM–2:30 PM
    Compare and contrast life in different eras by becoming a character and wearing a costume from a different time period each day. Engage in games and activities in period gardens and buildings at Strawbery Banke. Members $240; Nonmembers $290.

  • Dig the Past - FULL 
    August 9–August 13, 2021, 9:30 AM–2:30 PM
    Explore how archaeologists dig in the ground to discover what secrets lie beneath. Create an excavation site and solve mysteries with the objects uncovered. Members $240; Nonmembers $290.
    Dig the Past is full. To join the waiting list, please contact bcoppola[at]sbmuseum.org

Summer Camps for ages 9-12:

  • All Hands on Deck
    Offered by Strawbery Banke Museum and The Gundalow Company.

    June 28–July 2, 2021, 9 AM–3 PM
    Learn about the maritime history of the Piscataqua River region both aboard the Gundalow Piscataqua and through hands-on activities, crafts, and games on shore. Strawbery Banke & The Gundalow Company Members $290; Nonmembers $340.
  • History in Play: Growing Up Colonial
    July 19–July 23, 2021, 9:30 AM–2:30 PM
    Experience life in the Colonial era by dressing in costumes and using reproduction toys and tools in the historical setting of Strawbery Banke Museum. Develop improvisation and acting techniques roleplaying in the historic gardens and landscapes as well as outside of the historic houses. Cost: Members $240; Nonmembers $290.

  • Traditional Trades
    July 26–July 30, 2021, 9:30 AM–2:30 PM
    Step into the shoes of an 18-century apprentice and learn numerous Colonial trades. Campers are immersed in Colonial America as they engage in a variety of hands-on activities and authentic experiences. Activities include woodworking, fabric and basket weaving, bookbinding, pottery making, and more. Cost: Members $240; Nonmembers $290.

  • Sailors and Shipwright (ages 10-13)
    Offered by the Boatshop at Strawbery Banke Museum and The Gundalow Company
    July 26-July 30, 2021, 9 AM-3 PM
    Campers join the professional boatbuilders at The Boatshop at Strawbery Banke for an exciting week of building their own wooden model sailboats from scratch. Additionally, join the crew aboard the Gundalow and learn to navigate and sail a traditional vessel. Strawbery Banke Museum & The Gundalow Company Members $382.50; Nonmembers $425. Click here to register through The Gundalow Company. 

  • Archaeology Adventure
    August 2–August 6, 2021, 9:30 AM–2:30 PM
    Undercover secrets of the past left behind by people from long ago. Campers learn the basics of archaeological investigation as they take part in a realistic simulated excavation. Discover how to use the tools and equipment that archaeologists use in the field. Cost: Members $240; Nonmembers $290.

Summer Camps for ages 12-17:

  • Jr. Roleplayers: The Modern Age (1908-1955)
    July 5-July 16, 2021, 9:30-2:30 PM
    Times may change but one thing remains constant -- adolescents have always played a part in history. In this session, Jr. Roleplayers take on the roles of adolescents growing up in the first half of the 20th-century. Participants may portray an immigrant’s child growing up in Puddle Dock or a teen volunteering on the World War II home front. Cost: Members $480; Nonmembers $580.
     
  • Captains and Carpenters (ages 12-15)
    Offered by the Boatshop at Strawbery Banke Museum and The Gundalow Company

    July 19-July 23, 2021, 9 AM-3 PM
    Campers join the professional boatbuilders at the Boatshop at Strawbery Banke in the mornings to build a sailing rig for two 12’ Bevin’s skiffs, which were built as part of a previous year’s camp. Each afternoon, campers head out on the water and learn about sailing from the deck of the only Gundalow. Strawbery Banke Museum & The Gundalow Company Members $382.50; Nonmembers $425. Click here to register through The Gundalow Company. 
  • Jr. Roleplayers: The New Republic (1777-1818) - FULL
    July 26-August 6, 2021, 9:30-2:30 PM
    Times may change but one thing remains constant -- adolescents have always played a part in history. Teens of today make the past come to life by becoming a historic roleplayer and using the museum’s houses and grounds as a stage. Participants learn theatrical techniques, dress in full costume, use old-fashioned tools and materials, and engage in historical research methods to learn how to portray a person from another time. Cost: Members $480; Nonmembers $580.
    Jr. Roleplayers: The New Republic is full. To join the waiting list, please contact bcoppola[at]sbmuseum.org

  • Jr. Archaeology
    August 9-August 13, 2021, 9:30-2:30 PM
    Participants work with Alexandra Martin, Strawbery Banke Archaeologist, to learn the techniques for mapping and excavating a real archaeological site. During the week, the group spends time working with archaeological collection cleaning, investigating, and recording artifacts from centuries past. Cost: Members $240; Nonmembers $290.