Epic Patriot Camp is a FREE creative writing day camp for kids ages 10-12. The goal of the camp is for participants to learn about the march of the Overmountain Men to the Battle of Kings Mountain by researching a soldier and crafting a story about the soldier’s battle experience. Participants will spend time each day with children’s author Jenny L. Cote to learn new writing skills and hone their present skills. They will also put themselves in the shoes of those who fought in the battle through hands-on activities: weapons demonstrations, militia drills, colonial trades and crafts, spending time on the battlefield, etc.
The culminating experience will be an overnight camp on Friday night at Abingdon Muster Grounds, the place where the Virginia patriots gathered to march to Kings Mountain. Kids will camp in the colonial style: canvas tents, colonial clothes, open-fire cooking, etc.
On Saturday the kids will present their stories and reenact the battle from their soldier’s point of view. Family and friends are invited to attend Saturday at 12 PM. Camp will end following the presentation.
Space is limited! The registration deadline is July 1. To enroll your child, email the completed registration form to Katherine_Lynn@nps.gov
To learn more about this camp, the author and her books visit http://www.epicorderoftheseven.com/author