How would your kids like to be transported back into a world of knights, ladies, and medieval times this summer? Sherwood Forest Summer Camp offers a unique experience where kids can put the iPads and cell phones away and learn skills that were essential to daily living in the Renaissance. Campers have the rare opportunity to try their hands at many crafts that are no longer widely taught — archery, falconry, swordplay, leatherwork, blacksmithing, herb lore, juggling, and more.
Kids ages 7-15 can attend this exciting overnight camp on the 23-acre medieval village just outside of Austin. Sherwood Forest Summer Camp offers three one-week sessions, during each day of which campers will receive instruction in 4-5 topics. In addition to their classes each camper will have swim time, free time, and of course three healthy and delicious meals cooked by professional chefs each day. Each evening, kids will sleep in the magnificent Great Hall, which is part of Sherwood Castle.
— Schedule & Curriculum:
There are 3 sessions of 6 nights each (drop off Sunday, pick up Saturday). If campers are attending multiple sessions consecutively, they can stay with on that “bridge” Saturday night and enjoy extra-special activities at no extra charge.
- Session I “Path of the Bard” – July 5-11, 2015
Classes include Theatre, Music, Costuming, Juggling, Magic
- Session II “Path of the Hero” – July 12-18, 2015
Classes include Swordplay, Crossbow, Spear Throwing, Leatherwork, Chivalry
- Session III “Path of the Forester” – July 19-25, 2015
Classes include Falconry, Archery, Fletching, Survivalism, Blacksmithing
Tuition per child per week: $795. Your $150 deposit is due with the camper’s application, and the balance is due by May 31st. Click here to learn about discount opportunities. To check availability and to make a reservation for your child to attend, click here.
— More Information:
Learn more about accommodations in the Sherwood Castle, meals provided, trained staff, and many other details on the Sherwood Forest Summer Camp web page. You can also see many photos on the Facebook page.