ArchiCamp will not take place in 2021.
Every year the General Lew Wallace Study & Museum hosts ArchiCamp in partnership with Indiana Landmarks. This year, the two-day camp is cancelled. ArchiCamp is open to students ages 8-12. The camp costs $25 and scholarships are available.
ArchiCamp is an architecture-based camp that uses historic architecture to educate and excite children about local history and instills stewardship and responsibility for our cultural heritage. During the two-day camp, students will learn about Crawfordsville’s architectural heritage, including the historic Study building. Campers will take walking tours, learn about architectural terms, do architecture-related crafts, learn about careers in historic preservation, and discuss preservation successes in our community.
Camp Pick-up and Drop-off
General Lew Wallace Study & Museum, 200 Wallace Avenue. Please park in the lot off of Elston for pickup and drop off. Participants are expected to attend both sessions of ArchiCamp. Your family is expected to provide transportation to and from the Museum.
We will spend several hours outside each day, weather permitting. Please bring sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, and sweatshirt or coat.
A light morning and afternoon snack will be provided. Please let us know if you have any food allergies. Participants should bring a sack lunch each day.
Camp Information and Registration
In past years, campers explored parts of the Study building and Carriage House, took a walking tour of Elston’s Grove, and created a local building from recycled materials. They also created miniature stained glass “windows,” molded a plaster brick, and explored downtown Crawfordsville. In addition, campers had the opportunity to learn from a local archaeologist about careers in historic preservation.
Download last year’s information sheet below. If you are registering more than one camper, we will need one registration form per child.
Forms may be dropped off at the Carriage House Monday through Saturday 10 am – 5 pm or mailed with a check to PO Box 662, Crawfordsville, IN 47933.
In order to provide this experience to families for only $25, we rely on donations from organizations, businesses, and individuals to sponsor students for $75. If you are interested in sponsoring a local child, or if you would like to register a student for ArchiCamp, please contact Amanda McGuire at [email protected] or at (765) 362-5769.
This program is made possible by our generous 2019 sponsors: American Legion Byron Cox Post 72, Delta Theta Tau, INFBPW/Crawfordsville, Montgomery County Retired Teachers Association, Psi Iota Xi – Gamma Xi Chapter, Montgomery County Extension Homemakers, and Crawfordsville Main Street.