Be an active participant in the history of our region. Students can become pioneers looking for land in the early days of statehood or, members of Native American nations negotiating a treaty with General Anthony Wayne or, students in an authentic one room classroom at the turn of the last century. Activities include:
- Living History - Journey back in time to the early statehood days of Ohio. Your students, divided into small family groups, encounter our costumed staff and experience life on the Ohio frontier first-hand.
- Native American Day - Students become Native Americans and take part in a series of activities including an active group simulation of Native American trade with plenty of running and stealth. This is followed by a meeting with General Anthony Wayne and a reenactment of the Greenville Treaty of 1795.
- Fort Ancient Hike - A hike through the scenic Little Miami River Valley and Kern led interpretive tours of the Hopewell earthworks. A museum tour is also available.
- Old Tavern/ Archaeology - Explore the mysteries of Kern’s 1809 “Cross Keys” Tavern. Students also can visit our unique “Sun Serpent” site, and try their hand at a mock archeological excavation.
- Stones & Bones - Explore the legends and lifestyles of Ohio’s early settlers at the Bethel Pioneer Cemetery, located just across the street for the camp entrance.
- School Days – Live a day in the life of a student at the Hart One room Schoolhouse. Experience the late 19th and early 20th century small town school day’s lessons, recess, discipline, and games.