Colonial Boot Camp accepts recruits

From the moment they arrive, 12 youngsters will be up to their elbows experiencing life in historic Wilton at Colonial Boot Camp. The summer program will be held at the Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Road, from June 26 to 30, 9:30 to 12:30.

Kids will get a chance to dig into a variety of activities, including making bread and churning butter; soap making; tin punching; dying T-shirts with natural materials such as onion skins; woodworking; paper marbling; Colonial cookery; and more. There will be time every day to play outdoor games, learn something new, and make new friends.  Daily Colonial snacks provided.

Camp is suggested for ages 6 to 10 and will be led by a certified instructor and four assistants.

The cost per child is $175 for members, $225 for non-members.

To register, call museum educator Lola Chen at 203-762-7257 or email