Quantcast

Camp of Instruction – Overnight Program for Youth to be Offered - KOAM TV 7

Camp of Instruction – Overnight Program for Youth to be Offered this Summer at Fort Scott NHS

Updated:
FORT SCOTT, KANSAS -

Wanted. Able Bodied Young Men and Women, of good character, between the ages of 12 and 15, to be recruited for a duration of 28 hours into the Fort Scott Camp of Instruction. Participants will receive clothing for the duration of the camp, a ration of food, sleeping quarters, and instruction in military deportment, marching and the use of small arms and artillery. Experience the life of a soldier at a frontier military fort of the 1840s.

Fort Scott National Historic Site is pleased to present a Camp of Instruction —a special event for youth that will take place on the site grounds twice this summer. The dates are June 15 and 16th, 2017 and July 14 and 15th, 2017. The event will serve as an overnight living history camp for youth to experience the life of soldiers and civilians in the 1840s. This unique camp is being held in commemoration of the 175th anniversary of the establishment of Fort Scott in 1842.

Youth attending the camp will stay overnight in the barracks or in tents, cook meals using historic recipes and period pots and pans, and be drilled as soldiers.

One of the goals of the camp is to provide leadership opportunities for the youth. The camp will be organized similar to how a company of soldiers would have been in the 1840s with the camp divided into squads.

Youth will be dressed out in period clothing as 1840s soldiers for most of the activities. Boys and girls aged 12-15 are welcome to sign up. There will be separate sleeping areas and adult chaperones will be present in each sleeping area. NPS staff will be staying overnight as well.

Registration for this camp is now underway. Youth groups and individuals are invited to attend. To register, call 620-223-0310 . The last day of registration will be June 9, 2017.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Homeless Benefit from Shower the People at Salvation Army

    Homeless Benefit from Shower the People at Salvation Army

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 7:31 PM EDT2018-04-24 23:31:46 GMT

         The Salvation Army in Joplin no longer just serves lunch to the homeless and hungry. It’s also offering showers and laundry facilities.   

    More >>

         The Salvation Army in Joplin no longer just serves lunch to the homeless and hungry. It’s also offering showers and laundry facilities.   

    More >>
  • Joplin Suspect Wanted On Several Warrants

    Joplin Suspect Wanted On Several Warrants

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 5:39 PM EDT2018-04-24 21:39:46 GMT
    Cory ReynoldsCory Reynolds

    Joplin Police search for a suspect with ten active warrants. Police spotted 41-year-old Cory D. Reynolds Monday afternoon (April 23) around 3:00 at his home near 9th and Chestnut. Authorities say he jumped into a vehicle and drove off. During the chase, Reynolds hit another vehicle at 23rd and Maiden Lane and drove away. Police chased him to Galena, Kansas where they lost sight of him. Reynolds is wanted for previous charges and has seven warrants out of Joplin, an assault warrant o...

    More >>

    Joplin Police search for a suspect with ten active warrants. Police spotted 41-year-old Cory D. Reynolds Monday afternoon (April 23) around 3:00 at his home near 9th and Chestnut. Authorities say he jumped into a vehicle and drove off. During the chase, Reynolds hit another vehicle at 23rd and Maiden Lane and drove away. Police chased him to Galena, Kansas where they lost sight of him. Reynolds is wanted for previous charges and has seven warrants out of Joplin, an assault warrant o...

    More >>
  • Salvation Army Offers Free Showers and Laundry to Help the Homeless

    Salvation Army Offers Free Showers and Laundry to Help the Homeless

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 3:31 PM EDT2018-04-24 19:31:04 GMT

    "Shower the People" is a new program at the Salvation Army offering the homeless and poor a chance to shower and do laundry there for free. Shampoo, soap, towels and laundry detergent are all supplied. 

    More >>

    "Shower the People" is a new program at the Salvation Army offering the homeless and poor a chance to shower and do laundry there for free. Shampoo, soap, towels and laundry detergent are all supplied. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly

KOAM - Licensed to Pittsburg, Kansas
Send tips, ideas and press releases to: tips@koamtv.com
Send newsroom questions or comments to: comments@koamtv.com
Phone: (417) 624-0233 or (620) 231-0400
Web comments or questions: webmaster@koamtv.com
Newsroom Fax: (417) 624-3158

Powered by WorldNow All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KOAM. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.