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Camp Britannia: a soldiers’ overnight adventure

Date

Start: July 5 @ 3:30PM End: July 6 @ 10:00AM
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March back in time this summer as you embark on an extraordinary journey with us, stepping into the shoes of a 19th-century British soldier. Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of history as you experience firsthand the trials, triumphs, and traditions of military life from a bygone era. Join us for an unforgettable adventure, offering a unique opportunity to live and breathe the fascinating world of the the British military at the Penetanguishene Establishment (today’s Discovery Harbour)

July 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 26-27
August 9-10, 23-24

Arrival: 3:30 p.m. Friday evening
Departure: 10 a.m. Saturday morning

Cost

Adults: $150.00 including tax
Youth ages 10-15: $60.00 including tax

What is included: day one

  • tour of the historic site
  • setting up of your soldiers’ tent
  • flint and steel fire starting demonstration
  • exploration of a soldiers’ kit
  • issuing of a soldiers’ uniform
  • marching and weapons drills
  • historic cooking with soldiers’ rations (dinner will be provided)
  • live black powder musket demonstration
  • tour of the Officer’s Quarters
  • campfire and bannock with stories and songs

What is included: day two

  • soldiers’ reveille (trumpets and drum)
  • morning muster and inspection
  • morning drill and marching practice
  • breakfast in the communal mess tent
  • cannon drill information
  • breaking down of soldiers’ camp

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