Summer Apprentice Camp Program

For Grades 9-12

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Summer Apprentice Camp ProgramFor Grades 9-12
Advanced Apprentice Program: June 20-23 and 27-30, 2017
Beginning Apprentice Program: July 11-14 and 18-21, 2017
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

The Apprentice Program is a two week hands-on experience with the Old Salem Historic Trades staff. Apprentices will learn about the importance of trades and how the knowledge and skills of the craftsmen were handed down generation to generation.

Each apprentice will work on projects in several period crafts as well as cook a full historic meal in the Single Brothers House kitchen. They will learn more about the raw materials, tools and techniques used by Salem tradesmen and begin to develop the hand skills necessary to produce simple reproductions.

They will become familiar with the workings of a living history museum, see behind the scenes and meet the people that make Old Salem Museums & Gardens work. We will stress the importance of taking some information, processing it and interpreting it to others…while wearing proper period attire, of course.

Advanced Apprentices (Second Year):
June 20-23/27-30, 2017

Beginning Apprentices (First Year):
July 11-14/18-21, 2017

2017 Apprentice Program REGISTRATION FORM (PDF)

For more information please contact Darlee Snyder at or 336-721-7390.