Summer Camps

Offering children edutainment, a sense of place, and a link to the past.

At the Historical Society of Cheshire County’s 18th Century Kids Camp, kids in 3rd to 5th grade will enter the world of Keene, New Hampshire, in the 1760s-1770’s. Campers will become people who actually lived and worked in the community during the 18th century.   Throughout the week children will learn about the various types of people who made up the community; cook and prepare food; construct an outdoor kitchen; barter for goods at market; study 18th century trades; and play games.


July 22-26, 2019

Wyman Tavern, 339 Main Street, Keene, NH
Drop Off: 8:45am. Pick Up: 3:30-4:00pm

Space is limited to 12 students.


Campers should bring a snack, lunch, sunscreen, and water bottle each day.  Campers will dress in period clothing, including the walk to the Farmer’s Market.


$250 per camper-  includes all activities, supplies. and period clothing rental.
Members of the Historical Society receive a $25 discount and pay only $225 per camper.

Deadline to apply:

July 8, 2019.

A full refund will be granted to those who cancel 14 days prior to the start of camp. A 50% refund will be given if the cancellation occurs 7 days prior to the start of camp. No refund will be given within 7 days of the camp start date.

Interested in becoming a junior counselor at the 18th Century Kids Camp?!  The Historical Society of Cheshire County is seeking a couple of 13-17 year olds to assist lead counselors with summer camp.