Civil War Adventure Camp Group Questions

What types of groups will enjoy the Civil War Adventure Camp?

The Civil War Adventure Camp is appropriate for school groups, community groups, youth groups, tour groups, soft adventure groups, active senior groups, Elderhostel, scout groups, corporate retreats, YMCA groups, church groups, and any other group interested in a unique educational experience. Pamplin Historical Park also offers a number of educational programs, facility rental and catering options for groups.

How many chaperones are required to participate with groups?

We require a ratio of one adult to ten children (ages 8-17). We consider individuals 18 years old and older to be adults. All chaperones must be adults. When assigning chaperones, please consider the number of adults required for your group to maintain an environment that is conducive to learning, safety, and good behavior.

How many museum staff will be with the group during the program?

A minimum of three staff members will operate the camp and will conduct educational programming and manage logistics during your experience.

Camp staff are responsible for conducting educational programming during the camp experience. Chaperones and adults are responsible for providing supervision and discipline. Pamplin Historical Park reserves the right to dismiss any group or individual from the Civil War Adventure Camp for behavior we deem unacceptable or dangerous.

Does my group need to make reservations to participate in the Civil War Adventure Camp?

Yes, advance reservations are required at least seven days prior to your desired date of the camp. Due to the popularity of the program, we recommend that reservations be made as early in advance of your requested date as possible.

How do I make reservations for a Civil War Adventure Camp?

Reservations can be made by telephone, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. by calling (804) 861-2408 and asking for group reservations and by e-mailing Electronic submission will be coming soon.

Once I have made reservations for my Platoon Camp, what paperwork is required?

Upon making a reservation for your camp, you will receive by mail or e-mail, a confirmation letter and the following registration information:

A Roster Form asking for the name, age, gender, coat size, and head size (in inches) of each participant. Group leaders must return the roster to Pamplin Historical Park no later than five days before your camp.

Group leaders should also submit the following forms (one set for each participant) no later than five days before your camp:

  1. Registration Form
  2. Medical History Form
  3. Hold Harmless Agreement
  4. Parental Signatures for recruits under 18 years of age.