Calling All Campers To Phelps-Hatheway

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Exciting discoveries await those who venture into secret spaces! Explore the house and grounds of the Phelps-Hatheway House & Garden this summer with our Summer History Lab and utilize the property as a historical research platform! Campers will participate in a variety of activities, including collecting herbs, creating silhouette portraits, making flower paper, and learning how wooden spoons are made. Our final day will be devoted to all things chocolate! We’ll trace the history of cocoa and discuss how it became the favorite snack of many since the 17th century.

The Colonial Adventure Camp will be held Monday through Friday, July 12–16 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Participants should bring a snack and water bottle each day. Registration required by June 18. For more information and to register, contact Recommended for ages 8-13. Cost is $215 per camper; $165 for CTL Members. A sibling discount is available.

In order to protect the health of our staff, visitors, and community, all campers must wear masks and adhere to social distancing guidelines.

The Phelps-Hatheway House & Garden is located at 55 South Main Street and is open for tours by advance registration from May to October. For hours and more information, visit:,, or call 860-668-0055.

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