Old School Survival Boot Camp is the largest hands-on homesteading and survival event in the United States. Over 100 classes in homesteading, survival, bushcraft, off grid living, herbalism, martial arts, and homeschooling are taught by more than 70 experts from around the country - 20 classes just for the kiddos! The next Old School Survival Boot Camp will be held May 17-19 in the Hocking Hills region of southern Ohio. Come join in the skill-building and fun with a drew thousands like-minded folks from 25 states!
A jam-packed day of hands-on survival skills learning and history fun. Step back in time and experience the thrilling world of Colonial America at our Survival Kids Camp and Heritage Fair event. Taking place on Friday, October 13, from 10 am to 5 pm at the Vinton County, Ohio Fairgrounds Fern Kruger Building and outdoor areas, this captivating event promises an unforgettable day of survival skills training for kids and historical exploration.
Upon registration, participants will have exclusive access to download our Colonial America homeschool unit file. Packed with valuable insights, engaging activities, and thought-provoking discussions, this comprehensive resource is the perfect accompaniment to enhance your homeschool curriculum. It can be utilized before or after attending the event, ensuring that you and your child continue to benefit from the fascinating world of Colonial America long after the fair is over.
Our History Fair, much like a science fair, encourages children to showcase their creativity and knowledge by bringing a poster board and/or model display representing various aspects of the Colonial Era. As the event kicks off, displays will be arranged for judging, offering participants the chance to earn prestigious 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place rankings. An engaging awards ceremony will close the event, celebrating the winners and their impressive contributions.
But the fair is not just about judging displays; it's an action-packed day filled with a wide range of classes and activities. Join our knowledgeable guides on a fascinating foraging hike and a tree identification hike, where you'll discover the bounties of nature. Develop your skills in archery, hone your craft with corn husk doll making and clay marble making, and experience the thrill of playing period games like Blind Man's Bluff and Jacks.
Engage in sack races, indulge in an old-fashioned sugar cookie bake and eat, and learn the art of paper making. Expand your understanding of history with captivating sessions on the Founding Fathers and the Constitution, as well as engaging Colonial America story time sessions tailored for different age groups. Delve into the world of animal tracks and tracking, rabbit husbandry, and beekeeping. Witness the magic of period music and dancing.
Don't miss the chance to immerse yourself in history and create unforgettable memories at our Survival Kids Camp and Heritage Fair event. Reserve your spot today and embark on an educational adventure like no other!
Survival Kids Camp and Heritage Fair 2023
Colonial America History is the era focus for the fair this year
Friday October 13 2023
10 am to 5 pm at the Vinton County Fairgrounds Fern Kruger Building and outdoor areas
Download the Colonial America homeschool unit file after purchase for use before or after attending the Survival Kids Camp and Heritage Fair event and also the History Fair participant form.
Think science fair but with a history focus. Children will bring a poster board and/or model display to depict something about the year's chosen period of American history: the Colonial Era. Displays will be set up at the beginning of the event and judging conducted with the children based upon age categories throughout the day. Children will earn either a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place ranking based upon their presentation and knowledge of their project matter during a brief interview by our panels of judges. The awards ceremony will occur as the final event of the day.
Classes and Activities - subject to change based upon weather or presenter emergency
Tree Identification Hike
Corn Husk Doll Making
Clay Marble Making
Period Game Playing:
Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies Bake and Eat
Animal Tracks and Tracking
Bees and Beekeeping
Founding Fathers and the Constitution
Colonial America Story Time - to entertain the children in each age group during their history fair project judging
Chicken Keeping and farm fresh eggs
The event may also include period music and dancing or costumed performers.
Your ticket serves as your receipt. There is no charge for parents or other adult chaperones or children under the age of 4.
Old School Survival Network members can their member code with this add-on: KSCHF at the end to receive a $1.50 per child discount.
There will be a 1-hour lunch break and social time. Bring a picnic lunch or grab food at one of our nearby restaurants.
Book your tickets for the Survival Kids Camp and Heritage Fair today before they are all sold out!
Southern Ohio Homeschool Science Fair Hosted by the Homestead Heritage Explorers homeschool program The homeschool science fair projects can be based upon any of the following: Type Subject Earth Science trees, rocks, soil, wildlife, weather, water, rocks, minerals, volcanos Agricultural Science livestock/husbandry, gardening or specific crop, food preservation, and composting Science Project Format/Participation Rules ● Science projects can be an experiment, collection, display, or model variety. ● Children can set up a 1 to 3 panel poster board or science board display and use it and the in front of it to set up any models, collections, or portions of the experiment they conducted. ● An up to 1 page written or typed “sharing of knowledge" (i.e. ‘report’) of what they did, how they did it, and/or what they learned needs to be included. The knowledge sharing can be dictated to a parent for writing or typing. ● The children will chat with the judges at their exhibit to explain their project and what they learned. Each interview session will take just a few minutes. Parents are welcome to assist the very young scientists and those of any age who may need assistance communicating or interacting. ● Judges will award first through third place ribbons on each project - the children will not be competing against each other but receive an award based upon the skills they exhibited with their display, report, and interview.
More details and sign ups coming in February 2024!
The Heritage Explorers American History Co-Op offers fun and hands-on learning experiences for area homeschooled children. Each session an age appropriate lesson will be interactively taught to the children who attend, including crafts and at the end or each historical era, we will prepare traditional food from the time period as authentically as possible. Also, the younger children will put on little skits to show what they have learned and older children to teens taking on the persona of an influential person from the era and sharing their life story in an engaging short oral presentation.
While we will spend multiple sessions covering the same era, including touching upon the businesses and technology of the time period, every session will stand upon its own and not require having had attended all of the prior gatherings.
Homestead Heritage American History Co-Op sessions are held from 1 - 3 pm on the first and third Wednesday of the month at the Herbert Wescoat meeting room in McArthur, Ohio unless otherwise noted due to a space or project need (cooking, etc.) which requires a relocation - such a location change will be posted in advance.
Homestead Heritage American History Co-Op sessions are held from 1 - 3 pm on the first and third Wednesday of the month.
May 16 *
* Homeschool Science Fair at Vinton County Fairgrounds
When possible, please bring your own crayons or markers.
Online registration for each session of the Heritage Explorers American History Co-Op Sessions is highly recommended to allow for the best possible planning for the number of children attending each session and to ensure there are enough materials and supplies to go around.
You can register online by visiting the Old School Survival website store. Otherwise, bring your participation fee with you and email email@example.com the names and ages of children coming to the session.