Battles of the Civil War

Category: Enrichment

Overview

Battles of the Civil War proves that learning history can (and should!) be fun and exciting. Using his profuse historical knowledge, Camp Director Matt Marsland brings history to life and gives campers an experience of the thrill of battle as only he can! 

Why Battles of the Civil War?

This camp is built around the concept of Experiential Learning and focuses on the tactics, leaders, and  key battles of the Civil War. Campers bring these pivotal historical moments to life by reenacting them using hands-on activities like Nerf gun battles. We take the first 24 students on a first-come first-served basis. Historical instruction covers topics and activities like: 

  • The Battle of Antietam
  • The Battle at Gettysburg
  • Advancements in Weaponry 
  • Visit by a Civil War Reenactors
  • Nerf Gun Battles 
  • Battle Tactics

Camp Counsellors

Camp counsellors are selected for their strong characters and proven historical knowledge (all of them passed the AP US History exam with a 3 or better). They have a passion for history, and are committed to helping to spark the imaginations of younger students.

Camp Leadership

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  • About:

    Combining a keen knowledge of history with his extensive experience in theatre, Mr. Marsland is no stranger to making history come alive for his students. While studying at Notre Dame, Mr. Marsland founded and ran the first ever Model United Nations Conference in the school’s history and even expanded it to high schools across the country. In addition to this, he holds a Certificate of Mastery of Russian as a Foreign Language from Moscow International University. Other questions about the camp? You can contact Mr. Marsland at mmarsland@northridgeprep.org.

Camp fee: $185


Session 1: June 21 - June 26


Hours: 1:00 pm - 3:15 pm


Entering Grades: 5, 6, 7, 8


Enrollment cap: 24


Camp location: Northridge

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