Similar to a Vacation Bible School, Institute on the Constitution (IOTC) Liberty Camps give our children an interactive learning experience of colonial America. It teaches 7-12 year-old kids about the colonial Christian heritage we have in America, and how that heritage permeates and underlines our Republican form of government.
Children learn and experience:
- God’s role in the creation of our beloved country.
- Visually travel through time: learn about the story of the Magna Carta; King John Lackland (who was the brother of Richard the Lionhearted); first translation of the Bible; first printing press – and the stories that go along with each of these. Camp leaders then look at hardships the Pilgrims had to endure, as they take campers on a journey from tyranny to liberty.
- Campers make butter just like the colonists did, they grind corn to use for bread, and feed their animals – learning about the work the children had to do and also play games the children played.
- In rebellion to the excessive taxes King George III levied on the colonists, campers dress like the patriots did in Indian costumes, board a ship and toss tea into the sea.
- Campers feel what General Washington’s men felt as they crossed the Delaware River and marched to Trenton in their bare feet, all because our young country had no money to buy them shoes.
Watch an extended video of Hocking Hills Liberty Camp from 2016!: