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newspaperRegistration is open for the 14th annual summer day camp at the Virginia Museum of the Civil War, located at New Market Battlefield State Historical Park.  Intended for children age 7-12, the camp will runMonday through Friday, July 11-15, from 9:30 a.m. to noon.

Camp activities include learning basic drill maneuvers, eating period food, and playing 19th-century games.

“You can explore the Battle of New Market as if you were a soldier, or maybe a civilian or even a VMI cadet,” said Maj. Troy Marshall, site director. In the 1864 Battle of New Market, Virginia Military Institute cadets fought alongside Confederate forces.

The cost is $20 per camper per day, or $80 for all five days. Pre-registration is required and space is limited.

For more information or to register, contact the museum at 866-515-1864 (toll free) or visit the park website at www.vmi.edu/newmarket.

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