Summer History Camp for Kids

  • July 17, 2017 8:30 am
  • Witherspoon Building, 116 Main Street Laurens, SC 29360

Summer History Camp for Kids

July 17-21, 2017


Who:   Rising 5th-8th Graders

Where:   Laurens County Museum, Witherspoon Building on the Public Square in Laurens

Cost:   $25. Includes 5 days of instruction, admission to sites, transportation, snacks, t-shirt. Lunch will be provided free of cost each day beginning approximately 12:30 pm; provided by a school in District 55 as part of the school nutrition program

Time/Location:    Drop off at 8:30 am at the Witherspoon Building, pick up by parents at 1:00 pm at school TBD in Laurens District 55.

Transportation:    We will be using buses provided by Laurens District 55. Driver approved by school district.

Schedule for the Week

Days will begin at 8:30 am with brief presentation from Jeff Parks for students. From 8:45 to 9:15, students will use primary sources to explore the topic. At 9:15, students will board bus for site visit. Will return to Laurens for lunch at approximately 12:30 pm, parents will pick up at 1:00 pm from a Laurens District 55 school TBD. Tentative Schedule (subject to availability)

• 7/18 –  Trip to Simple Times Farm as part of Colonial America Unit

• 7/19 –  Trip to Musgrove Mill as part of Revolutionary America Unit

• 7/20 –  Trip to Rose Hill Plantation as part of Antebellum America Unit

• 7/21 –  Trip to Inman Mills in Enoree as part of Textile South Unit

• 7/22 –  Trip to Sanders Middle as part of Civil Rights Unit


*We will have a celebration at Sanders to celebrate the graduation with parents being invited. Schedule will be slightly different this day. We will order out pizza and have a celebration for students, parents, and Museum Board members will begin at around 11:15 am.


Meet Our Director Jeff Parks is a high school Social Studies teacher at Woodruff High School.  He is currently in this thirteenth year of teaching. During his career, Jeff has taught AP American Government, AP United States History, World History, and Economics.

One of the things that he enjoys about American history is how the lessons of our past help us to understand so much about our present and our future.