What is Patriot Camp?
Patriot Camp is a way to teach kids about our country using a camp setting, so that kids will have fun while they learn, and develop an interest in our history and a love for America. Many kids, especially elementary-aged kids, are not learning much about our country's history in school. Parents may not have learned much of our history either (or may be in need of a review.) Patriot Camp involves everyone - kids, parents, and the community – coming together for the common goal of educating ourselves and our children about our great nation.
Who We Are
Patriot Camp was organized in May 2010 by 6 stay-at-home moms who wanted their children to learn the truth about our country’s founding. We brainstormed and built the curriculum for our first Patriot Camp (2010) from scratch. We chose topics that we felt were fundamental for our kids to know and understand. From there we have expanded to include all things patriotic. Our mission is to develop patriotism in our kids, their friends, and all kids in the community.
What We Do
Besides our week-long summer camp, we have provided other educational and charitable events for elementary-aged kids. On November 2, 2010, we ran "Take Your Kids to Vote" in Paxtang Borough and part of Swatara Township where we encouraged families to research candidates and discuss issues as a family. Then we gave the kids their own ballots/boxes to vote on the same candidates as their parents, plus a kid friendly question. We sponsored a table at the Paxtang Borough annual craft event and provided Christmas cards for kids and their parents to write notes to soldiers. We packed those cards with candy and sent them to an Army unit in Iraq.
Who We Work With
We are working with Constitutional Champions Foundation (CCF), an off-shoot of the 9-12 Project. CCF is publishing our Patriot Camp 2010 manual and selling the manual and some materials as a kit that you can use to run a Patriot Camp in your community. You can find more information about ordering a kit at http://www.constitutionalchampions.org/
We hope you take time to review our website and are inspired to run a Patriot Camp in your own community. We would love to hear from you! Let us know if you ran a camp and how it worked out. Do you have any great ideas you would be willing to share with patriots across the country? Please send them in and we will post them. Our goal is to spread the idea of Patriot Camp, Patriots' Clubs, and other patriotic activities across our great country. Thank you for visiting!