Liberty Camp

Hocking Valley Chapter SAR members talk with kids before camp begins.

LOGAN — This year is the fifth anniversary of the Hocking Hills Liberty Camp for Kids in Logan. During the last full week of July, the camp is held every weekday evening from 6 to 9 p.m.

The camp takes place on the grounds behind the Cornerstone Baptist Church, and is organized by 3E Learning Enterprises, a nonprofit educational group devoted to American history, and is unaffiliated with the hosting church.

The interactive camp is designed for children ages eight to 12.

The local Hocking Valley Chapter Sons of the American Revolution has played an important teaching role in this camp since it came into existence. Chapter members in colonial attire have taught classes on Paul Revere’s ride, the life of Continental soldiers and militiamen during the American Revolution, and colonial era medicine.

The Chapter also has a special ceremony one evening, marching in and posting the National Colors, followed by a musket salute.

Throughout the week, children are taught about the founding of America and life in the colonies. Children get to experience how to grind corn and make butter, see a blacksmith at work, and see how clothing was made with a spinning wheel.

They learn about events leading to the American Revolution and the war itself. They will meet re-enactors dressed as historical figures, learn about America’s founding documents, and hear music from this period provided by the local historical band, Heritage Fife & Drum.

This year as well, a re-enactment group from the Brigade of the American Revolution will be assisting the SAR, the 8th Pennsylvania Regiment. A Revolutionary War cannon will be fired, sure to thrill all the kids.

For more information on this year’s camp being held July 22-26, visit www.3elearningenterprises.com or visit Facebook, Hocking Hills Liberty Camp.

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