Washington State Historical Park Hosts Community Life of the Past Day Camp – SWARK Today


(WASHINGTON, Ark.) – The Washington State Historic Park will host the Community Life of the Past Day Camp for children ages 6-12. August 1-5, 2022. The camp runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will provide insight into some of the daily activities of the early residents of the Washington, Arkansas community.

Campers will participate in some of the same real life activities of their 19elast century counterparts who lived in Washington. Hands-on and interpretive activities will take place daily, including learning the basics of printing, the art of blacksmithing, the essentials of the 19egames of the century and the tasks necessary to take care of the community’s work animals.

Washington State Park’s Historic Community Life Day Camp will transport today’s students to the 19e-century Arkansas through experiences that illustrate how vital this sense of place was for early Arkansans.

The cost to attend day camp is $125 and includes all supplies and a daily lunch. Registrations must be made before Friday, July 29. Contact the Washington State Historic Park Visitor Center at 870-983-2684 to register your child.

Washington State Historic Park

Historic Washington State Park, located in Washington, Arkansas, is open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., except Mondays. The park is a restoration village interpreting historic Arkansas in the 19th century. Daily tours are offered to more than 15 historic sites and museums, such as the BW Edwards Weapons Museum and the Blacksmith’s Shop. To learn more, visit HistoricWashingtonStatePark.com or call 870-983-2684.

Arkansas State Parks

Arkansas State Parks is a division of the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism. Arkansas State Parks and Museums cover 54,400 acres of forests, wetlands, fish and wildlife habitats, outdoor recreation facilities, and unique historical and cultural resources. Established in 1923, Arkansas State Parks preserve special places for future generations, provide quality recreation and educational opportunities, enhance the state’s economy through tourism, and provide leadership in resource conservation. Connect with ASP on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and visit ArkansasStateParks.com and ArkansasStateParks.com/media to learn more.

Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism

The Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage, and Tourism protects and promotes our state’s natural, cultural, and historic assets, contributing to a thriving economy and high quality of life. It is made up of three divisions: Arkansas State Parks, Arkansas Heritage and Arkansas Tourism. Stacy Hurst is the department’s cabinet secretary.


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