History Day Camp at Nashville’s Oldest Historic House

Tennessee Tales & Legends

Tennessee history is filled with frontier heroes, creepy critters, & spine-tingling stories! Challenge your imagination with the historical happenings of the mysterious, the curious, the fantastical and the just plain weird. Hear tall tales, seek hidden treasure, go on our famous cryptid scavenger hunt, learn the mysterious art of invisible ink, and write your own legendary tale!

Ages: 7-15

Date: June 1-4, 2021    9am- 3:30pm

Cost: $180

Jr. Docent Training & Leadership

Go behind the scenes of Nashville’s oldest historic house museum and experience history from inside out! Whether teaching quill pens or portraying a historic character, junior docents learn about interpretation, museum work, preservation & leadership while fostering a commitment to service. Price includes one week of training & one week of your choice in leadership. Junior Docents receive 50% off 1 additional camp and discounts on Miss Mary’s Academy & Officer Training Academy!

Ages: 10-15

Date: June 7-11, 2021  and week of choice  9am- 3:30pm

Cost: $325

Officer Training Academy

AT-TEN-TION!!! CADETS, FALL IN!!! Officers Training Academy is now accepting enlistment for a week of drills, tactics, military strategy, and our famous flour-bomb battles. Learn how Civil War Officers trained their soldiers, prepared for battle, and entertained themselves during downtime. All cadets will be loaned a uniform & wooden training rifle for the week.  It’s not just a camp, it’s an adventure!

Ages: 10-16

Dates: June 14-18, 2021  9am-4pm

July 5-9, 2021    9am- 4pm

Cost: $240

Stitching History

Do you dream of being a fashion designer? Are you a fashionista or crazy for costumes? Maybe you just enjoy creating beautiful things from fabric? Whatever the case, let your talent shine at Stitching History Camp! Explore the fashions of the past while learning the timeless art of hand sewing, drafting patterns, measuring, embroidery, and even creating your own unique fashion pieces inspired by history! New this year – Choose your class – Beginner or Advanced!

Ages: 7-15

Dates: June 14-18, 2021    9am- 3:30pm  BEGINNERS

July 5-9  9am-3:30pm  ADVANCED*

Cost: $205

*Pre-Requisite: Attendance at two previous Stitching History camps

Miss Mary’s Academy

Notice is hereby given that Miss Mary will be accepting pupils in her academy for the instruction of young ladies at the residence of Judge Overton. Instruction will be given in the fine arts of sewing, manners, penmanship, and the general arts of becoming a lady of the year 1817. Campers will dress in period clothing and attend class in the manner of a 19th century lady in our historic buildings. A perfect fit for the history buff and/or Jane Austen fan. Join us for this unique living history experience and we do Tea!

Ages: 10-16

Dates: June 21-25, 2021    9am- 4pm

 July 12-16, 2021  9am- 4pm

Cost: $240

Archaeology Camp

Do you DIG history? Well, now you can LITERALLY at our newest camp! Join a professional archaeologist in learning about the first inhabitants of Travellers Rest through the artifacts they left behind. Hone your Indiana Jones skills by analyzing artifacts, exploring stone tools, and performing an archaeological excavation! If you like getting dirty this is the camp for you!

Ages: 7-15

Dates: June 28- July 2, 2021    9am- 3:30pm

July 19-23, 2021  9am-3:30pm

Cost: $205

Military Through The Ages

Uncle Sam wants you! Much has changed since 1776, military tactics, fashion, entertainment. Join us for Military Through the Ages to learn about just how far America has come since the American Revolution. We’ll hit all the highlights – like the American Civil War, War of 1812, and World War 1, and even some lesser known wars in-between. Come find out why real American heroes understand that knowing is half the battle!

Ages: 7-15

Date: July 26-30, 2021    9am- 3:30pm

Cost: $205

History’s Mysteries and Apprentice Camps will return in 2022.


Our counselor-supervised extended hours are for campers to watch movies, read, get crafty, & play!

Before Care: 7:30 A.M. – 9:00 A.M.

Cost: $55 per Week or $12 per Day

After Care: 3:30 P.M. – 5:30 P.M.

Cost: $65 per Week or $15 per Day

Savings: Before and After Combo: $105 per Week

To register for a camp please click HERE

For more information on any of our summer camps please call Andy at 615.832.8197 or email him at

Travellers Rest 2021 Summer Camps are made possible by the generous support of the Hays Foundation.