DAR Fall Forum Report 2019

Award-Winning Constitution Activities – Fun, Free, and Non-Political

The workshop spotlighting a Chapter’s Constitution Camp and Constitution Week presented by Elizabeth Crockett Chapter member Peggy Freeman began with a historical interpretation of Elizabeth Burgin. This portrayal transported Texas Daughters attending the Fall Form workshop with a dramatic account of Burgin’s adventure in rescuing 200 American prisoners of war from the British in the late 1770s. Then, presenter, Peggy Freeman treated the ladies with lemonade to accentuate the Colonials’ displeasure with King George’s Sugar Tax. As Peggy showed pictures of the Elizabeth Crockett DAR Chapter’s Constitution Camp for Kids and shared the benefits in hosting a similar event, she presented the benefits of the camp program. Hoping to encourage other chapters to present the history of our nation and knowledge of the Constitution to young people in their area, Peggy challenged the workshop attendees to be creative in sharing programs for Constitution Week with schools and libraries.

Elizabeth Crockett Chapter of the DAR won national and state DAR awards in 2018

• National 1st Place Best Constitution Week Chapter Program – Constitution Camp

• National 1st Place Best Constitution Week Chapter Activity – Constitution Camp

• Division 1st Place Best Constitution Week Chapter Activity – Constitution Camp

• State 1st Place Constitution Outstanding Event – Constitution Camp

Constitution Camp is a week-long camp for children in grades 1-6 to study the Constitution and our founding fathers. The camp is hosted annually by the Elizabeth Crockett Chapter of the DAR with camp founder and DAR member Peggy Freeman as the organizer. Numerous DAR and SAR members serve as teachers, schedulers, cooks, bakers, activity directors, grant writers, and so much more. The take-a-way from the workshop for most people is the free, fun and non-political Constitution Camp for Kids will bring new members to local chapters and create a bond for future DAR and SAR members and draw in families to join. and future of members for the DAR and SAR. Most important is the hope that camp will teach the next generation to love our nation and our constitution.

Pass on the History! Pass on the Heritage!

Pass on DAR and SAR to tomorrow’s generation.

Award Winning Camp: June 17-21, 2019


Camp Dates: June 17-21, 2019

Fill out the registration form and email to CC4K or snail mail it to 5008 Elms Court, Granbury, Texas 76049.

Numbers of students are limited. Register your children today by calling 214-675-5752 and fill out the registration form to turn in the morning of camp. The location will be provided after you register.

Constitution Camp is an event for children who have finished 1st – 6th graders to learn about America’s most important document.

Event Description: This Day-Camp to study the Constitution and our founding fathers is a non-political event hosted the Elizabeth Crockett Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Granbury, Texas. It is designed to utilize community resources: buildings, historical groups, local and state officials and government entities. With the help of the Sons of the American Revolution and others, members of the local DAR will provide fun learning-experiences in a day camp setting for approximately 50 students.

Constitution Camp is a great time to learn more about this important document and celebrate the freedoms it gave us. Get involved by encouraging young people to sign the Constitution Camp Proclamation Pledge.

Elizabeth Crockett Chapter DAR Wins National Awards

Elizabeth Crockett Chapter, the local Granbury chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), has received national, state and division recognition for the chapter’s Constitution Camp for children. Constitution Camp is a weeklong, day camp held each summer for children in grades 1-6. During the camp, children learn about the U.S. Constitution and the founding fathers through fun games, arts and crafts, guest speakers, snacks and various other engaging activities. The camp was founded by DAR member Peggy Freeman and is supported by numerous DAR and Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) members, and other volunteers, who serve as teachers, scheduler, cooks, bakers, activity directors, grant writers, photographers and so much more!

Recognition for the Elizabeth Crockett Chapter and Constitution Camp include:

National 1st Place Best Constitution Week Chapter Program – Constitution Camp
Awarded by the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

National 1st Place Best Constitution Week Chapter Activity – Constitution Camp
Awarded by the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

South Central Division 1st Place Best Constitution Week Chapter Activity – Constitution Camp
Awarded by the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

State 1st Place Constitution Outstanding Event – Constitution Camp
Awarded by the Texas Society Daughters of the American Revolution

DAR member and Constitution Camp founder, Peggy Freeman, remarked, “When a second grader can explain the division of powers in the federal government the day after you teach the concept of the three-headed eagle in a game, it’s a good day for America.” Freeman added, “Funding is always a problem but the ladies of the Elizabeth Crockett Chapter are resourceful, determined and passionate about our amazing U.S. Constitution and the stories of our ancestors. We have talented friends and gifted teachers, plus supportive partners in the Sons of the American Revolution and in the community. In 2017 we hosted the five-day summer camp and enhanced our Constitution Week commemoration with Tolar ISD to include a mini-camp for Tolar’s 8th-grade students. Using games, activities and first-person presentations tied to concepts the children understand, helps students to understand this historic document. When you study the Sugar Act and then have sugarless lemon juice in water, the revolution makes sense, even to a seven-year-old.”

In 2017 and 2018, Constitution Camp was awarded the Tex Star Constellation Community Grant and community businesses like Pearl Street Station, Walmart, HEB, Koger, Brookshires and several other groups have donated supplies and funds.

DAR member and volunteer teacher commented, “I am so privileged to have been involved from the very beginning of the Constitution Camp for children program. I have witnessed the enthusiasm and commitment of volunteers who care so deeply about preserving our nation’s heritage and way of life and realize the importance of educating our youth so the shed blood and fortunes of our founders who secured our liberties will never be forgotten. It is so rewarding to see the children so engaged and interested in learning about the history of America, from the circumstances that led to the Revolution–the negotiating and writing of the Declaration of Independence and the colonists’ subsequent victory–to the brilliance of those men who created our form of government embodied in the Constitution. One short week can make a world of difference in their comprehension of what makes American unique, and the greatest nation of all!”

Snack coordinator for Constitution Camp, Marlys “Molly” Heffron, noted, “The interactive setting is well received and a much more enjoyable way to learn. Even during snack time, the students learn about the origin of some foods and the importance of various commodities. The impact on their young minds will, hopefully, be with them always.”

Volunteer teacher, Donna Thompson, explains, “We strive to give them (students) information that they can use for a lifetime. We show them the very human contributors and the sacrifices that they made to make this nation what it has been for over 200 years. Great curriculum…great story!”

Constitution Camp is held every summer in June from – 12:00 p.m., in Granbury. Registration for Constitution Camp is limited. For more information call 214-675-5752 and to register children to attend the camp, Registration Form.

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in 1890 to promote historic preservation, education, and patriotism. Its members are descended from the patriots who won American independence during the Revolutionary War. With more than 180,000 members in approximately 3,000 chapters worldwide, DAR is one of the world’s largest and most active service organizations. To learn more about the work of today’s DAR, visit www.DAR.org.

The Granbury chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution was named in commemoration of ELIZABETH PATTON CROCKETT, widow of David Crockett, the celebrated hero who died in the Battle of the Alamo for Texas Independence. Elizabeth’s father, Robert Patton, served in the American Revolutionary War. The Elizabeth Crockett Chapter was organized June 5, 1987, at Granbury, with 26 charter members. The chapter now has over 125 active members.

Pictured are DAR members, SAR members, and volunteers, who support Constitution Camp.

With Love of God, Home, and Country!

Limited Registration for Constitution Camp 4 KIds

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Notice the change of the times: 9am-noon.

Registration for Constitution Camp 4 Kids  is limited so don’t wait.

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Register your kids just out of 1st through 6th grades

Notice the change of the times 9am-noon.

You will meet “interesting” historic characters.

Longest Lasting Constitution in History

September 17 will mark the 230th anniversary of the signing of the American Constitution.

Compared to other nations, the United States is young. But at 230 years, our Constitution is by far the longest lasting constitution in human history. More importantly, it is responsible for our nation becoming the freest and most prosperous nation in human history.

Today, the future of both freedom and prosperity are in question in our country, largely because we have been failing to teach our young people the fundamentals of American civics that are essential to preserve free government.