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History and Art Camp

The Greenwich Historical Society Summer History and Art camp is held on the grounds of National Historic Landmark Bush-Holley Historic site and offers children in grade two through seven a highly interactive two-week experience designed to utilize the artifacts and art in Bush-Holley House. This year, Greenwich Historical Society History and Art campers will mark the town's 375th birthday with a wide variety of age-appropriate activities.

Weeks 1 & 3: Early American Life

Early American Weeks will feature stories of Greenwich from the onset of the Revolutionary War, and campers will put on a production about the history of Bush-Holley House. Campers will be immersed in Early American life as they study the skills that were necessary for daily survival in Colonial times, such as farm chores, weaving and soap making. They'll also have fun making and playing with toys that were popular during our town's early history.

Weeks 2 & 4: Art Colony Experience

During Art Colony Week, campers will explore the history of the Holley family boarding house and its distinction in the development of American Impressionism. Campers will learn Impressionist painting techniques from master painter Dmitri Wright, and activities will focus on notable guests who visited the Holley boarding house, including painters Childe Hassam and John Henry Twachtman and writer Willa Cather.

The camp schedule includes a weekly field trip and family reception to showcase what campers have learned and created. Campers are led by Historical Society staff, experienced educators, reenactors, professional artists and counselors, all dedicated to providing an enriching camp experience.

Senior Historians:

Grades 4–7

July 6–10, July 13–17

Monday to Friday from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm

Junior Historians

Grades 2–3

July 20–24, July 29–31

Monday to Friday from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm

Early Registration Tuition

$550 for two-week session; $350 for single week

Early registration is for members only, and deadline for early registration is April 1, 2015.

Not a member yet? Family Membership is a $65 value that includes free admission for two adults and two children under 18 to Bush-Holley House and Exhibition Gallery and membership rates for special events.
Join here.

Open Registration Tuition

$700 for two-week session; $450 for single week

Deadline for Open Registration is June 15, 2015


To register, complete one registration for each child (download form here) or request a form.

If your camper requires medication to be given during camp either in an emergency or as a daily dosage, please download and fill out the Authorization of Medication form.

Send registration form(s) with a non-refundable deposit of $100 per child to:

Camp Director
Greenwich Historical Society
39 Strickland Road
Cos Cob, CT 06807

Please note:

Registrations are processed in the order they are received. There is no guarantee that single-week spaces will be available by March 29. To ensure enrollment, please consider registering for a two-week session. Split sessions (enrollment in two non-consecutive weeks) can be arranged, if necessary. Registration is open until July 1, 2015. 

For more information, contact Camp Director LoriBeth Talbot or call 203-869-6899, Ext. 31.

Cancellation, Refund and Nonsufficient Funds Policy

A full refund for program and special events payments will be made up to 10 days before the program or event. Within 10 days of the program or event, no refund can be granted, but payments may be changed to tax-deductible contributions at payer's request. A fee of $25 will be charged for checks returned to us for nonsufficient funds.