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Thank you for your interest in Mahaffie Summer Camps. All camps are now full. You are welcome to attend our other activities and events.  

Mahaffie offers a variety of camps throughout the summer with different themes. All camps feature lots of hands-on activities. Camps are recommended for ages 7-12 and limited to 15 participants. Registration for each camp is due the Friday before camp begins. No on site registration accepted.  

Rootin' Tootin' Cowboy Camp

We spend a whole day exploring the adventures and non-adventures of a cowboy in the 1860s! Learn about caring for a horse, cook on a chuckwagon, and learn to brand leather. Try your hand at roping a 'steer' and try on real cowboy clothes! For this full day camp, please bring your own lunch, snacks are provided. 

Wednesday, July 11 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (one day only)     Cost: $30 (Registration Full

Sod Busting & Chicken Feeding

Many hands make light work! Join us for a week of 1860s farming fun as we care for animals, do laundry, work in the garden and cook up a hearty snack of farm foods. Other activities may include making shingles in the wood shop, grooming the animals, washing wool from our sheep and playing 1860s games.  

Monday, July 16-Friday, July 20 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (each day)     Cost: $70 (Registration Full

Young Lady's Academy

Mrs. Mahaffie is opening her home as an academy for young ladies but just for two days! Girls will dress in 1860s clothing, learn how to cook on a wood stove, paint with watercolors and play croquet. End the day with a tea party and ice water footbath! This camp is just the thing for girls who wish they were born in the old-days! For this full day camp, please bring your own lunch, snacks are provided.

Monday, July 30 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (one day only)  Cost: $30, optional $10 1860s clothing fee (or wear your own!) (Registration Full)

Tuesday, July 31 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (one day only) (Registration Full