Monday, July 30, 2012

Summer Sampler Day 1~Civil War Camp

Each year our youngest children attend Summer Sampler at the Genesee Country Village and Museum.  They get to spend 5 hours a day for 5 days living in the 1800's.  This is Andrew's second year in School of the Soldier. 

They are waiting for the General to come over and inspect them and their paperwork.  It is such a great learning experience for the kids.  They get to live history.

Enlisting in the Union Army.

Signing his life away.  I told you this program is great!  They cover every detail.  By the end of the week the boys will know how to set up camp, cook their meals, march and of course fight!

Getting the once over by the General.  It is so life-like that one little boy started crying.  I felt so bad for him.  The General looked Andrew over hair, mouth , teeth, hands, feet and balance.

Heading over to line up into formation. 

The drummer added to the atmosphere. 

All ready for battle!  Tomorrow there will be no shorts allowed.  The museum is closed today.  Tomorrow with the guests there, they want things to be authentic.  I love that.  It really is like stepping back in time. 

Since the museum was closed today, I couldn't stalk watch Andrew.  Tomorrow on the other hand...haha.

I think he had enough of me following him around with the camera.
I will have more pictures tomorrow. 

1 comment:

farmlife chick said...

Ha! That's awesome! Great photos.