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Children can get hands-on history lesson during Spring Break

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In some families, Spring Break brings about a sibling war. Here’s a way to keep them busy with a different sort of war.

Kids-MarchingSpotsylvania County is accepting registrations for its unique Civil War Kids Camp. The one-day camp will take place on Friday, April 25, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This camp is open to children ages 7-14.  At this hands-on camp, children will learn what life would have been like during the Civil War. They will visit various learning stations throughout the day, which will teach participants about life in the military, what home life was like for families during the war, the Underground Railroad, women’s roles in the war – from spying to women in battle, medicine and nursing – and more.

The camp will be held at The Dabney House, the historic brick home across from the Spotsylvania Confederate Cemetery on Business Route 208

The camp costs  $40 per child resident, $60 non-resident. To register, download  forms from or register online at or pick up registration forms at the Spotsylvania County Parks & Recreation Department office, 10910 Leavells Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22407. Return the completed Spotsylvania County Parks & Recreation Department.

Children that attend the Civil War Kids Camp will receive two free tickets to the 2014 Civil War Reenactment, which is being held on Saturday & Sunday, May 3-4.