Wilton children can have the chance to enjoy a history lesson they’ll never forget, thanks to the Wilton Historical Society‘s weeklong Colonial Boot Camp this summer. The camp is being offered at the Historical Society from June 26-30, running 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. each day.

From the moment they arrive, 12 lucky kids will be up to their elbows experiencing life in historic Wilton in this engaging and fun Colonial Boot Camp. Participants will get a chance to dig into a variety of activities, including making bread and churning butter; soap making; tin punching; dying T-shirts with natural materials such as onion skins; woodworking; paper marbling; Colonial cookery; and more. There will be time every day to play outdoor games, learn something new, and make new friends. Daily Colonial snacks will also be provided.

The camp is suggested for ages 6–10, and children in grades 1–5. Participation is limited to 12 campers. The cost for members is $175 per child, and $225 per child for non-members.

Colonial Boot Camp is led by a certified instructors and four assistants. To register, contact museum educator Lola Chen by calling 203.762.7257 or via email.

Wilton Historical Society is located at 224 Danbury Rd..