Educational Programs

Historic Latta Plantation offers year-round educational programs that are designed to meet Common Core and Essential Standard Goals for North Carolina.

Schools can choose from a variety of Basic Programs that bring history to life for students of all ages. In addition to these Basic Programs, additional Add-on Programs are available, and will make the field trip even more interactive and memorable. 

Please note: There is a 15 student minimum for programs.

Please contact the Education Department at (704)875-2312 ext. 303 or education@lattaplantation.org with questions and scheduling. Teacher Resource Guides are available upon request and will be emailed to teachers once a program is scheduled.

 

Basic Programs Include: 

 

 

Add-on Programs Include: 

19th Century Schoolhouse
Farm Animal Tour
Woodworking Demonstration
House Tour
Fire Starting
19th Century Music
English Country Dancing
 

Candle Dipping
Cotton Processing
 

Cornhusk Dolls
19th Century Games
Gold Panning
 

 

Basic Programs

Teachers must choose at least one of the following basic programs

Programs during the months of January & February are available at discounted rates

A. Plantation Life
This program explores the dynamics of a 19th century back-country plantation and the lives of those who lived and worked here at Latta. Roles discussed include the planter family and enslaved African Americans (skilled artisans, field hands, house servants.) Included in the program are tours of the plantation house, cook house, and slave cabin. 

Approximate Tour Length: 1- 1.5 hours (depending on group size) Cost: $7.00 per person ($6.00 pp in January & February)

Common Core Goals Met: Kindergarten: Goals SL2, SL3, SL4, SL6, SL1A. First: SL2, SL3, SL4, SL6, SL1A, SL1C. Second: SL2, SL3, SL4, SL6, SL1A, SL1C. Third: SL2, SL3, SL4, SL6, SL1B, SL1C. Fourth: SL2, SL3, SL4, SL1B, SL1C. Fifth: SL2, SL3, SL4, SL1B, SL1C. 

Social Studies Essential Standards Met: Kindergarten: Goals K.G.1, K.G.1.3, K.G.2, K.G.2.1, K.G.2.2, K.C.1, K.C.1.2, K.H.1, K.H.1.1, K.H.1.2, K.H.1.3, K.E.1, K.E.1.1, K.E.1.2. First: Goals 1.H.1, 1.H.1.1, 1.G.2, 1.G.2.1, 1.G.2.2, 1.G.2.3, 1.E.1, 1.E.1.1, 1.E.1.2, 1.E.1.3, 1.C.1. Second: Goals 2.C.1, 2.C.1.1, 2.C.1.3, 2.G.2, 2.G.2.1, 2.E.1, 2.E.1.1, 2.E.1.3, 2.E.1.4. Third: Goals 3.H.1, 3.H.1.2, 3.H.1.3, 3.H.2, 3.H.2.1, 3.HG.1.3, 3.G.1.4, 3.G.1.6, 3.E.1, 3.E.1.1, 3.E.1.2, 3.E.2, 3.E.2.1, 3.E.2.2, 3.C.1, 3.C.1.1, 3.C.1.2. Fourth: Goals 4.G.1, 4.G.1.3, 4.G.1.4, 4.E.1, 4.E.1.4, 4.E.2, 4.E.2.2, 4.C.1, 4.C.1.1, 4.C.1.2. Fifth: Goals 5.G.1.2, 5.G.1.3, 5.G.1.4, 5.C.1.2. 

Science Essential Standards Met: Kindergarten: Goals K.P.1.1, K.P.1.2, K.P.2.1, K.P.2.2, K.E.1.1, K.E.1.2, K.E.1.3. First: Goals 1.P.1.2, 1.L.1.1, 1.L.1.2, 1.L.2.1, 1.L.2.2. Second: Goals 2.E.1.1, 2.E.1.3. Third: Goals 3.L.2.2, 3.P.3.1, 3.P.2.3, 3.P.3.2. Fourth: Goals 4.L.2.2, 4.P.3.1. Fifth: Goals 5.P.1.1, 5.P.2.1, 5.E.1.1. 

B. Life on the Farm
This program looks at the life of a yeoman farmer (subsistence farmer). Yeoman farmers represented the majority of North Carolinians during the 19th century. The program includes a tour of the barns, outbuildings, cabin, and animals, with a focus on the importance of animals to 19th century survival. 

Approximate Tour Length: 1-1.5 hours (depending on group size) Cost: $7.00 per person ($6.00 pp in January & February)

Common Core Goals Met: Kindergarten: Goals SL2, SL3, SL4, SL6, SL1A. First: SL2, SL3, SL4, SL6, SL1A, SL1C. Second: SL2, SL3, SL4, SL6, SL1A, SL1C. Third: SL2, SL3, SL4, SL6, SL1B, SL1C. Fourth: SL2, SL3, SL4, SL1B, SL1C. Fifth: SL2, SL3, SL4, SL1B, SL1C. 

Social Studies Essential Standards Met: Kindergarten: Goals K.G.1, K.G.1.3, K.G.1.4, K.G.2, K.G.2.1, K.G.2.2, K.H.1, K.H.1.1, K.H.1.2, K.H.1.3, K.E.1, K.E.1.1, K.E.1.2. First: Goals 1.H.1, 1.H.1.1, 1.g.1.1, 1.G.2, 1.G.2.1, 1.G.2.2, 1.G.2.3, 1.E.1, 1.E.1.1, 1.E.1.2, 1.E.1.3, 1.C.1. Second: Goals 2.G.2, 2.G.2.1, 2.E.1, 2.E.1.1, 2.E.1.3, 2.E.1.4. Third: Goals 3.H.1, 3.H.1.2, 3.H.1.3, 3.H.2, 3.H.2.1, 3.G.1.3, 3.G.1.4, 3.E.1, 3.E.1.1, 3.E.1.2, 3.E.2, 3.E.2.1, 3.E.2.2. Fourth: Goals 4.G.1, 4.G.1.3, 4.G.1.4, 4.E.1, 4.E.1.1. Fifth: Goals 5.G.1.2, 5.G.1.3, 5.C.1.2, 5.H.2.3. 

Science Essential Standards Met: Kindergarten: Goals K.L.1.1, K.L.1.2, K.P.1.1. First: Goals 1.L.1.1, 1.L.1.2, 1.L.1.3, 1.L.2.2, 1.P.1.1, 1.P.1.2. Second: Goals 2.L.1.1, 2.L.2.1, 2.P.2.1. Third: 3.L.1.1, 3.L.1.2. Fourth: Goals 4.L.1.1, 4.L.1.3. Fifth Grade: Goals 5.P.3.1, 5.P.3.2, 5.L.3.1, 5.L.3.2. 

C. Civil War Soldier's Life
This program examines the times and lives of Northern and Southern soldiers during the American Civil War from 1861-1865. Taken from a viewpoint that neither favors nor discredits, this program discusses the political, social, and military aspects of this tragic conflict. An interpreter in period uniform will demonstrate the life of a Civil War soldier through a living history presentation that includes camp life, military equipment, uniforms, medicine, food, and military tactics. The loading and firing of a Civil War era musket is included in this demonstration. 

Approximate Tour Length: 1-1.5 hours Cost $7.00 per person ($6.00 pp in January & February)

Extended Programs are encouraged for students interactivity. 

Extended Program A
(approximately 2 hours) $12 per student*

This program includes the basic Civil War Soldier's Life program, plus a half hour of drill and instruction in the manual of arms, and kepis (hats) to keep. Students get a hands-on experience using a model musket and drill tactics! 

Extended Program B
(approximately 5 hours) $25 per student*


This unforgettable program includes the basic Civil War Soldier's Life Program, a Plantation Life program, an hour-long drill/skirmish, and a kepi (hat) to keep. In the five hours spent at the site, students will grasp the realities of war, as well as the realities the people left behind faced, those both free and enslaved. Latta Plantation will supply a loaner model musket for use during the program, or offers the option of buying all accouterments (accessories) to keep (Total program cost: $45/student). 

*Program availability and group size limits depend on staff and/or schedule availability. Please call for more details. 

Common Core Goals Met: Kindergarten: Goals SL2, SL3, SL4, SL6, SL1A. First: SL2, SL3, SL4, SL6, SL1A, SL1C. Second: SL2, SL3, SL4, SL6, SL1A, SL1C. Third: SL2, SL3, SL4, SL6, SL1B, SL1C. Fourth: SL2, SL3, SL4, SL1B, SL1C. Fifth: SL2, SL3, SL4, SL1B, SL1C. 

Social Studies Essential Standards Met: Third: Goals 3.H.1, 3.H.1.1, 3.H.2, 3.H.2.1, 3.H.2.2, 3.E.1, 3.E.1.1. Fourth: Goals 4.H.1.4, 4.H.1.3, 4.G.1.3, 4.G.1.4, 4.E.1.1. Fifth: Goals 5.H.1, 5.H.1.3, 5.H.2, 5.H.2.2, 5.H.2.3, 5.C.1, 5.C.1.4, 5.G.1, 5.G.1.2, 5.G.1.3, 5.G.1.4. Seventh: Goals 7.H.2.1. Eighth: 8.C.1.3, 8.C.1.4, 8.C.2.3, 8.G.1.3, 8.G.1.4, 8.G.2.3, 8.H.1, 8.H.2.1, 8.H.3.2. 

D. Back-country Mercantile
This program takes a look at Mr. Latta's early years as a traveling merchant. Even after he had built the plantation home, he continued to make the trip along the Great Wagon Road before focusing on planting full-time. From Charlotte, North Carolina to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and back again, he sold items from the cities to small backcountry stores and individual plantations and farms. After touring the Latta Plantation home, students will learn about the ways people obtained goods they could not produce themselves, and how those goods varied according to economic status. They will also get to try their own hand at trading! 
Approximate Tour Length: 1-1.5 hours
Cost: $7.00 per person ($6.00 pp in January & February)

Common Core Goals Met: Kindergarten: Goals SL2, SL3, SL4, SL6, SL1A. First: SL2, SL3, SL4, SL6, SL1A, SL1C. Second: SL2, SL3, SL4, SL6, SL1A, SL1C. Third: SL2, SL3, SL4, SL6, SL1B, SL1C. Fourth: SL2, SL3, SL4, SL1B, SL1C. Fifth: SL2, SL3, SL4, SL1B, SL1C. 

Social Studies Essential Standards Met: Kindergarten: Goals K.C.1.2, K.H.1.1, K.E.1, K.E.1.1, K.E.1.2, K.G.1, K.G.1.2. First: Goals 1.H.1, 1.H.1.1, 1.G.2, 1.G.2.1, 1.G.2.2, 1.G.2.3, 1.E.1, 1.E.1.1, 1.E.1.2, 1.E.1.3, 1.C.1.1, 1.G.1.1. Second: Goals 2.G.1, 2.G.1.1, 2.G.2, 2.G.2.1, 2.E.1, 2.E.1.1, 2.E.1.2, 2.E.1.3, 2.E.1.4, 2.E.1.5, 2.C.1.1. Third: Goals 3.G.1.3, 3.G.1.4, 3.G.1.6, 3.E.1.1, 3.E.1.2, 3.E.2, 3.E.2.1, 3.E.2.2, 3.C.2, 3.C.2.1, 3.C.2.2, 3.C.2.3, 3.G.2, 3.G.2.1, 3.G.2.3. Fourth: Goals 4.H.1.3, 4.G.1.1, 4.E.1, 4.E.1.1, 4.E.1.2, 4.E.1.4, 4.E.2.1, 4.E.2.2. Fifth: Goals 5.G.1.4, 5.E.2, 5.E.2.1, 5.E.2.2, 5.C.1, 5.C.1.3. 

E. Soldiers of the American Revolution
This program examines the times and lives of the soldiers in the American Revolution, from 1775 to 1783. Discussion on the political, social, and military aspects of the War for American Independence will also be explored. An interpreter will be in historic time period apparel and will demonstrate the life of a soldier through a living history presentation that includes camp life, military equipment, uniforms, medicine, food, and military tactics. The loading and firing of a Brown Bess Musket, used by the British as well as the American Patriot, will be included in the demonstration.
Approximate Tour Length: 1-1.5 hours
Cost: $7.00 per person ($6.00 pp in January & February)

Extended Programs are encouraged for students interactivity. 


Extended Program A 
(approximately 2 hours) $12 per student* This program includes the basic Revolutionary War Soldier's Life program, plus a half hour of drill and instruction in the manual of arms, and tricorn hats to keep. Students get a hands-on experience using a model musket and drill tactics!

Common Core Goals Met: Kindergarten: Goals SL2, SL3, SL4, SL6, SL1A. First: SL2, SL3, SL4, SL6, SL1A, SL1C. Second: SL2, SL3, SL4, SL6, SL1A, SL1C. Third: SL2, SL3, SL4, SL6, SL1B, SL1C. Fourth: SL2, SL3, SL4, SL1B, SL1C. Fifth: SL2, SL3, SL4, SL1B, SL1C. 

Social Studies Essential Standards Met: Third: Goals 3.H.1, 3.H.1.1, 3.H.1.3, 3.E.1.1. Fourth: Goals 4.H.1.4, 4.H.1.3, 4.H.1.4, 4.H.2, 4.H.2.2, 4.E.2, 4.E.2.1, 4.E.2.2. Fifth: Goals 5.H.1, 5.H.1.1, 5.H.1.2, 5.H.1.3, 5.H.2.1, 5.H.2.3, 5.G.1, 5.G.1.4, 5.E.1.1, 5.E.2, 5.C.1., 5.C.1.3, 5.C.1.4, 5.G.1.3. Seventh: Goals 7.H.2.1. Eighth: Goals 8.H.1, 8.H.2.1, 8.H.2.2, 8.H.3.3, 8.C.1.2, 8.G.1.2. 

F. Mind Your Beeswax
The Mind Your Beeswax Program introduces students to the amazing lives of honeybees (NC's state insect) and their importance on farms in the 19th century and today. Life inside a hive is incredibly organized and productive, allowing honeybees to be irreplaceable assets to farm life. They are responsible for 80% of all insect pollination! Students will see the evolution of the hive from colonial times to the present, learn about the processes that create honey and beeswax, visit Latta's three hives of honeybees and make small beeswax candles to keep! This program meets both social studies and science competency goals for the North Carolina Standard Course of Study.
Approximate Program Length: 1-1.5 hours
Cost: $8 per student

Common Core Goals Met: Kindergarten: Goals SL2, SL3, SL4, SL6, SL1A. First: SL2, SL3, SL4, SL6, SL1A, SL1C. Second: SL2, SL3, SL4, SL6, SL1A, SL1C. Third: SL2, SL3, SL4, SL6, SL1B, SL1C. Fourth: SL2, SL3, SL4, SL1B, SL1C. Fifth: SL2, SL3, SL4, SL1B, SL1C. 

Social Studies Essential Standards Met: Kindergarten: Goals K.H.1.1, K.H.1.2, K.G.2, K.G.2.2, K.E.1.1, K.E.1.2. First: Goals 1.H.1, 1.H.1.1, 1.G.2, 1.G.2.1, 1.G.2.2, 1.G.2.3, 1.E.1, 1.E.1.1, 1.E.1.2, 1.E.1.3. Second: Goals 2.G.2, 2.G.2.1, 2.G.2.2, 2.E.1, 2.E.1.1, 2.E.1.2, 2.E.1.3. Third: Goals 3.H.1, 3.H.1.1, 3.H.2.1, 3.G.1, 3.G.1.3, 3.G.1.4, 3.E.1, 3.E.1.1, 3.E.1.2, 3.E.2, 3.E.2.2. Fourth: Goals 4.H.1.1, 4.H.1.3, 4.H.2, 4.G.1, 4.G.1.2, 4.G.1.4, 4.E.1, 4.E.1.1, 4.E.1.2, 4.E.1.4, 4.E.2.2, 4.H.2.2. Fifth: Goals 5.H.1.1, 5.G.1, 5.G.1.1, 5.G.1.2, 5.G.1.3, 5.G.1., 5.E.1, 5.E.1.2. 

Science Essential Standards Met: Kindergarten: Goals K.P.1.1, K.P.1.2, K.P.2.1, K.P.2.2, K.E.1.1, K.L.1.1, K.L.1.2. First: Goals 1.L.1.1, 1.L.1.2, 1.L.1.3, 1.L.2.2. Second: Goals 2.L.1.1, 2.L.1.2, 2.L.2.1, 2.L.2.2. Third: Goals 3.L.2.1, 3.L.2.2, 3.L.2.3. Fourth: Goals 4.L.1.1, 4.L.1.2, 4.L.1.3, 4.L.1.4. Fifth: Goals 5.L.2.1, 5.L.2.2, 5.L.2.3, 5.L.3.1. 

G. A Ride on the Underground Railroad
This program explores the world of the underground railroad, including information on slave life, slave states versus free states, the dangers of running away, and more. Students will also embark on a scavenger hunt around the plantation, searching for clues to successfully escape to freedom, with conductors to guide them along the way. This program also includes a tour of the house. This program is for 4th grade and up only! 

Cost $8.00 per student ($7.00 pp in January & February)

Common Core Goals Met: Fourth: SL2, SL3, SL4, SL1B, SL1C. Fifth: SL2, SL3, SL4, SL1B, SL1C. 

Social Studies Essential Standards Met: Fourth Goals 4.H.1, 4.G.1.3, 4.C.1.1. Fifth: Goals 5.G.1.4, 5.E.1.1, 5.E.1.2, 5.C.1, 5.C.1.2, 5.C.1.3, 5.C.1.4. 



Due to a cut in funding from the Arts and Science Council, we have been forced to increase our programing cost.  The ASC grant helped to offset the cost of our programing, without it we have to supplement the loss with a small increase of up to $1 dollar.  Please note that prices for basic programs are cheaper during the months of January and February. 

 
 

Add-on Programs
These mini programs can be added to any basic program and prove to be a great chance for kids to see demonstrations and/or do a hands-on activity!

Available All Year

A. 19th Century Schoolhouse Students will learn about 19th century schools and how they compare to modern learning experiences. Children get to use hornbooks, slates, and more as they go back in time for an educational experience they will not forget! $1.50 per student ** 

B. Farm Animal Tour (already included in Life on the Farm tour) Students will meet our heritage farm animals and learn about what each animal contributed to farm life. Most of these animals are now considered rare or endangered breeds. $1.50 per student * 

C. Woodworking Demonstration Students will learn about primitive woodworking techniques, see examples of period tools, and see an actual woodworking demonstration.$1.50 per student*

D. House Tour If a house tour is not already included in a program, one can be included as an add-on. $2.50 per student * 

E. Fire Starting See how fires were started before the days of matches and lighters. A demonstrator will show students how early Americans started friction fires using flint and steel, magnifying glasses, and charcloth. $1.50 per student*

F. 19th Century Music Learn about European and African instruments of the 19th century and how music was such an important part of artistic expression and culture! $1.50 per student ** 

G. English Country Dancing Learn how to dance in the 19th century fashion. English Country Dancing was popular at weddings, parties, and community events.$1.50 per student **

Available Fall/Winter


H. Candle Dipping Each student will have the opportunity to dip a birthday size candle to take home. During this program, the children will learn how candles were hand-dipped in the early 1800s. $2.50 per student **! 

I. Cotton Processing Students will be able to go to the garden and learn about the importance of growing cotton and the process from planting to ginning. Only available when cotton is ripe, generally late September through early December. $1.50 per student*

Available Spring 

J. Cornhusk Doll Making: Students have the opportunity to make cornhusk dolls to take home. This opportunity allows the students to make toys as children did in the 19th century. $2.50 per student **!

K. 19th Century Games: The students will participate in outdoor games that were played by children 200 years ago. $1.50 per student **

L. Gold Panning: Students will pan for gold at the Miner's Cabin. $2.00 per student **!


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  • All tours are subject to the availability of supplies and staff. Please notify us if you have any special requests.
  • With each additional program, the length of the program will be extended or the basic tour will be reduced to accommodate your schedule if needed. 

Summer Program Offerings

A. Soldiers Life Program -
This program will be a visual presentation focusing on camp life, equipment, uniforms, medicine, and food from both the American Revolution and Civil War. An interpreter will be in either Revolutionary or Civil War uniform and will have uniforms and gear from both sides of each conflict on display. You can choose which era the interpreter will dress in. The loading and firing of either/or a Brown Bess Flintlock/Civil War era musket is included in the demonstration. 
Approximate Tour Length: 1-1.5 hours
Cost: $6.00 per student

B. Mind Your Beeswax Program- This program introduces students to the amazing lives of honeybees (NC's state insect) and their importance on farms in the 19th century and today. Life inside a hive is incredibly organized and productive, allowing honeybees to be irreplaceable assets to farm life. They are responsible for 80% of all insect pollination! Students will see the evolution of the hive from colonial times to the present, learn about the processes that create honey and beeswax, visit Latta's three hives of honeybees, play a game, and make small beeswax candles to keep! This program meets both social studies and science competency goals for the North Carolina Standard Course of Study.
Approximate Program Length: 1-1.5 hours
Cost: $7 per student

C. A Short Ride on the Underground RR- Students will be given a short introduction into the Underground Railroad and do a scavenger hunt based on what they learned. They will also make a whirligig toy to keep. Appropriate for rising third graders and up.
Approximate Tour Length: 1 hour
Cost $6.00 per student

Add-on Programs - ONE of the following can be added to the three full length programs for the listed price or Build Your Own Program by choosing THREE of the programs listed below.
Each add-on lasts approximately 20 minutes. 

House Tour- $2.50 per student
Kitchen Tour- $2.00 per student
Candles- $2.50 per student
Cornhusk Dolls- $2.50 per student
Gold Panning- $2.50 per student
Games $2.00 per student
Schoolhouse $2.00 per student
Animals $2.00 per student
Firestarting $2.00 per student
Woodworking $2.00 per student
Music $2.00 per student
Dancing $2.00 per student

 
 
 
 
 
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Historic Latta Plantation has several Traveling Trunks available for rent, covering a wide spectrum of Common Core and Essential Standard Goals for North Carolina. The trunks contain books about how people lived in the 18th and 19th centuries and replica clothing that people would have worn. Also included are games and toys that would have kept the minds and hands of kids occupied. These trunks are available for a fee of $30 per week and can be renewed for a maximum of three weeks.

Please reserve a trunk at least two weeks in advance by contacting the Education Department at Historic Latta Plantation.

Revolutionary War Trunk

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Back of the big house

Plantation Life Trunk

704-875-2312, ext. 303
education@lattaplantation.org

Historic Latta Plantation- Bringing History to Life

Register today for a one-of-a-kind Summer Camp experience where learning is disguised as FUN!

 

 

 

Soldier Camps

Civil War Soldier Camp
An action packed week filled with drills, battles, and 19th century plantation living. Children will enjoy exploring the grounds and hiking throughout the woods while in a mock battle. Participants will receive a kepi hat, canteen, toy musket, and camp t-shirt to keep and use throughout the week. A graduation will take place the last day of camp while parents visit to see the rookie soldiers demonstrate an actual American Civil War battle which they study throughout the week. This highly interactive, and educational, camp welcomes boys and girls ages 8-12
2016 Dates: July 18-21 and August 1-4 (9am-3pm) each day. 
This is one of our most popular camps!

pLEASE NOTE: CIVIL WAR CAMP IS FULL FOR THE 2016 YEAR

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Revolutionary War Soldier Camp
Boys and girls ages 8-12 can relive the American Revolution as a Patriot or Loyalist, during a fun filled week of drills, battles, colonial life, and much more! Children will enjoy exploring the grounds and hiking throughout the woods while participating in mock battles. Participants will receive a tri-corn hat, canteen, toy musket, and camp t-shirt to keep and use throughout the week. A graduation will take place the last day of camp while parents visit to see the rookie soldiers demonstrate an actual American Revolutionary War battle which they study throughout the week. This highly interactive and educational camp is perfect for your little history buff!
2016 Dates: June 13-16 (9am-3pm) each day.

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53rd Camp
Soldiers who have graduated from the Civil War camp can enlist into the 53rd camp. This intense training course is a week dedicated to learning in-depth the primitive cooking, camping, drilling, and battling skills needed for campers interested in reenacting.This camp welcomes youngsters ages 13 and up
Contact Matthew Waisner for 53rd Camp Registration at mwaisner@lattaplantation.org or at 704-875-2312 ext. 305. 2015 Camp Dates: July 11-14 (9am-3pm) each day.

 

 

Girls Camps

Ms Janes Academy
This Antebellum era camp takes girls ages 8-12 back in time to see what life was like for women during the time of the Civil War. Hands-on activities include making fans, sewing, weaving, open-hearth cooking, making ice cream, tie-dying, and Olde English Country Dancing to name a few. Girls will enjoy strolling the grounds and learning of life in the North Carolina backcountry during the 19th century. Campers will have a showcase and graduation the last day of camp to demonstrate their skills, including a dance performance, to their parents.
2016 Camp Dates: July 18-21 & August 1-4 (9am-3pm) each day. 
This camp is ideal for your crafty Belle!

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Farm Camps

Mini Farm Camp
This camp is for preschoolers ages 4-5 who want to learn about farm animals. Interactive activities are scheduled daily and are catered to their age. Farm activities like pony rides, planting flowers, crafts, games, making butter, and of course getting up close and personal with all of the Latta farm animals including sheep, chickens, pigs and more! 
2016 Camp Dates: *May 31-June 2 and August 9-11 (9am-12pm) each day. 
This camp is perfect for a "mommy's morning out!"

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Junior Farm Camp
This camp is for school children ages 6-8 who love the outdoors! This camp offers age-appropriate farming experiences for kids who enjoy nature and animals. Kids will participate in games and mock farm chores while learning about agriculture and its importance throughout history. Campers will hike, do scavenger hunts, games, plant flowers, make butter, make candles, and enjoy pony rides. All participants will receive a camp t-shirt to keep. 
2016 Camp Dates: June 20-23 and July 11-14 (9am-1pm) each day.
This is one of our most popular farm camps!

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Historic Encounters Summer Camp
Consider this camp for your children ages 9-12. Children will enjoy a number of active outdoors activities including primitive artisan skills like woodworking and fire starting, along with working with the Latta farm animals, and enjoying canoeing and horseback riding among others. 
2016 Camp Dates: June 27-30 (9am-3pm) each day.
This camp is jam packed with outdoors activities!

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Advanced Farm Camps
This is an intense, extremely hands-on training course in all things "farming" for ages 13-17. The course will include animal husbandry, historic natural farming techniques, woodworking, working hands on with all of the Latta farm animals, and so much more! This camp is designed for those with a serious interest in learning about farming, animals, and agriculture, as well as those who have a future interest in veterinary medicine.
2016 Camp Dates: June 20-23 (9am-3pm) each day.
*Interactive teen camp!

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Fall Home School Day: Cold Weather Preparation October 13, 2016 (10am-2pm)

Harvesting season brings about the need to prepare for the long cold winters ahead. Visit Latta at this special event which focuses on winter preparations that would have been vital for survival on a 19th century back-country farm. Students are able to get hands-on as they learn to chink a cabin for warmth, sew and knit warm garments, preserve freshly harvested foods, chop and store firewood efficiently, tan hides, and smoke meats.

 

Holiday Home School Day: Ladies of Liberty December 8th, 2016 (10am-2pm)

In addition to the plantation being decorated for the season with each cabin featuring period holiday decor and St. Nicholas spreading the seasons cheer, you will also meet Ladies of Liberty. Meet Harriot Tubman, Francis Clayton, and Betsy Ross among others as you learn of their impact on American history. Get hands-on as living history activities will be enjoyed by all.

 

Winter and Spring Events TBA

 

Home School Days:
NO reservations needed. This is a drop-in on-going day of activities- come and go as you please but feel free to enjoy our historic site while you visit! Dress appropriately for outdoor activities. All of our home school days include hands-on activities to get each student involved.

Food/Beverage: The gift shop will be open serving Coke products and an array of snacks at an affordable value. Bring your own picnic lunch, outdoor tables are available for use and are located at our gift shop/heritage center.

Admission: $6 Per-Person, Children 4 & Under are Free.

We encourage you to share information of home school events with your co-op, sign up for emails of similar events by clicking 'Join Us' at the top of this page. Remember, groups of 15 or more (who arrive and check-in together) receive a group discount of $1.00 off per-person

HOMESCHOOL WORKSHOPS

Frontiering Workshop for Kids

November 10th, 2016 (10am-2pm) /Open for students ages 10 and up / $20.00

When pioneers and frontiersmen set out into the uninhabited backcountry they packed with them skills that helped them set-up camp, forage for food, and survive along the journey. Kids will have a blast as they get nitty-gritty with nature and learn fire-starting using flint rock, learn to identify edible plants, participate in woodworking, as well as a scavenger hunt among other activities. Participants will have the opportunity to make and take-home a woodworking craft and keep a fire starting kit. This workshop is for students only and operates rain or shine, non-refundable. Pack a lunch and dress for outdoor activities.

When making payment please provide the following information: Participants Name/Age/Mailing Address/Phone Number/Email Address

Payment:

·       Pay by phone at 704-875-2312

·         Mail in payment by December 1st, 2016 and make checks out to Latta Place Inc.

Mailing Address:

Historic Latta Plantation

Attn: Frontiering Workshop

5225 Sample Road

Huntersville, NC 28078