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!

Constitution Camp Pictures

Elizabeth Crockett Champ of the DAR

Celebrate Freedom – Celebrate the Constitution

Pictures from Constitution Camp:

Elizabeth Crockett Chapter of the DAR welcomes kids to Constitution Camp.

 

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CC4K Learning about the balance of power by having to be part of the 3 headed eagle. No wonder the government has so much trouble.

CC4K Learning about the balance of power by having to be part of the 3 headed eagle. No wonder the government has so much trouble.

CC4K Doc Moore demostrating

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CC4K Margarett Cook thanking Jacob Herbold for a week of games that teach history.

Elizabeth Burgin, an American woman who risked her life helping prisoners of war during the American Revolutionary War. Portrayed by Peggy Freeman

CC4K Founder’s Picnic

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Native Americans writing the Constitution?

 

Treaty of Lancaster was shared often by Ben Franklin.
A treaty conference was held in 1744 between representatives of the colonial governments of Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia and delegates from the Onondaga, Oneida, Cayuga, Seneca, and Tuscarora tribes of the Iroquois Confederation. The purpose was to settle disputes with the Iroquois over the ownership of lands at the western margin of the three colonies. The representatives from Virginia at the conference were Thomas Lee and William Beverley, with William Black as secretary.
At the conclusion of the conference, the Virginia commissioners believed they held a deed for all of the land west of Virginia to the Mississippi River and north to the Great Lakes. This included all of present West Virginia. However, the Iroquois believed that they had sold land only in Virginia south of the Potomac River and between the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Allegheny Mountains, excluding most of the present state of West Virginia. The disagreement over the land title continued until the Iroquois formally relinquished all ownership rights to the disputed territory during the Treaty of Fort Stanwix in 1768.
The Treaty of Lancaster was a milestone in the history of Western Virginia. It allowed more than 1,000 European immigrants to settle in what is now eastern West Virginia between 1745 and 1755 unopposed by the Iroquois and other tribes. These pioneers established a firm enough toehold that not all were driven away during the French and Indian War (1754–63). Those that remained after the war set the stage for the remainder of Western Virginia to be settled at a rapid pace during the last quarter of the 18th century.

This Article was written by Greg Adamson
Last Revised on October 26, 2010

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Bailey, Kenneth P. The Ohio Company of Virginia and the Westward Movement. Glendale, CA: Arthur H. Clark Co., 1939, Reprint, Wennawoods Pub., 2000.
Mulkearn, Lois, ed. George Mercer Papers Relating to the Ohio Company of Virginia. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh, 1954.

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Adamson, Greg “Treaty of Lancaster.” e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia. 26 October 2010. Web. 13 August 2017.

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We the People…

Constitution Camp

Free For Kids having finished 1st thru 6th grade…

We the People… have the right to:

Fun Crafts
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Meet King George, the Founding Fathers and Mothers

Great Games:

George’s Cannon Balls, Games Wet and Dry

Constitution Camp is an event for children having finished the 1st – 6th grades to learn about America’s most important document.  June 19th-23th from 9 am to 12 noon in 2017.

The United States Constitution stands as a testament to the tenacity of Americans throughout history to maintain their liberties, freedoms and inalienable rights.