The Society hosts a wide variety of multi-day camps during the Summer months for children aged 6 through 12 years old.  Each camp focuses on a specific theme that includes art, science, math and history which promote creativity and problem-solving.   Students have the opportunity to explore, discover and design projects inside a Civil War-era fort.


Summer ArtCamp! | The Ultimate Scarecrow Challenge Monday, August 9th to Wednesday, August 11th, from 8:45 am – 4 pm During this 3-day camp, students will work together to design and create a scarecrow which will be entered into the 3rd Annual Scarecrows in the Forest Contest at the Key West Tropical Forest and Botanical […]

Medieval Camp 2019

Summer ArtCamp! | Adventure: Death Takes a Holiday Monday, August 2nd to Friday, August 6th, from 8:45 am – 4 pm Join us for a 5-day adventure that picks up where we last left off during The Rise of the Dark Queen. At the conclusion of our last camp, Death decides to take a holiday, […]

Students on Thursday brandish shields and medieval weapons they created themselves during Key West Art & Historical Society Medieval Camp, an action-filled five day workshop at Fort East Martello that began on January 1. With instructors Rick “Deadeye” Wheelus (far left), Kevin Lisinski (second from right, back row) and Natalie Robinson (far right), using stories of King Arthur, Robin Hood and Charlemagne as backdrops, students engaged in heraldry research, archery, swordplay, shield-making with wood, rope and paint, chain-mail jewelry making, castle-building with blocks, basic siege tactics and a finale competition between the knights of the citadel and the barbarian horde (horned helmets and round shields). For more information on Society educational programs and adventures, call Adele Williams, Director of Education at 305.295.6616 extension 115. Your museums.  Your community.  It takes an island.

Summer ArtCamp! | Live Action History: The Greco Persian Wars Monday, July 5th to Friday, July 9th, from 8:45 am – 4 pm Join us for a 5-day adventure that relives The Histories as told by Herodotus during the 5th century BCE. Campers will learn about the rise of the Persian Empire and the causes that started […]

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