For anyone looking for a fun and educational activity for children this summer, look no further than Clarksville, Tennessee’s Historic Collinsville Pioneer Settlement. The settlement is hosting three mini-camps throughout the month of July for children ages 9 to 12.

The first camp, “Ciphers, Secrets and Spies, Oh My!”, held on July 15, will focus on Civil War code breaking, intelligence gathering and spies. The second camp, “A Soldier’s Burden”, will occur on July 22 with a concentration on Civil War equipment, clothing and rations. The third and final camp, “It’s All Fun and Games”, occurring on July 29, will discuss Civil War toys and games as well as medical practices. Children can register for one, two or all three camps.

The camps will be held from 9 AM to noon and cost $35 each. One parent or guardian is welcome to stay with the child throughout the duration of the camp.

Historic Collinsville is a rural pioneer settlement featuring authentically restored log houses and outbuildings dating from 1830 to the turn of the century. The settlement allows visitors to see what life was like before modern conveniences and technology.

To register for a mini-camp and learn more about Historic Collinsville, visit their website at