2023 Summer Youth Programs

Fort Western's 2023 Summer Youth Programs
Junior Interpreter and Apprentice Programs,
will be offered during the months of June and July!

Fort Western Living History Museum & National Historic Landmark invites children of all ages interested in local history and museum stewardship to register for one of Fort Western's Summer Youth Programs: Apprenticeship Program (ages 8-11) or the Junior Interpreter Program (ages 12 and up). These five one-week sessions are as follows: Week 1-June 26-June 30; Week 2-July 10-July 14, Week 3-July 17-July 21; Week 4-July 24-July 28; Week 5– July 31-August 4. Weeks 1 and 3 are already minimally filled exclusively with Junior Interpreters.

 Apprentices will explore daily life at home in the 18th century, the varied world of work such as blacksmithing, and storekeeping, the life of a French & Indian War Soldier, and what children and adults did for entertainment. Apprenticeship graduates are eligible to participate in the Junior Interpreter Program once they turn twelveJunior Interpreters will assist with the Apprenticeship Program, learn about collections management and how to interpret the history of the Fort, develop the necessary skills to demonstrate 18th-century hands-on activities to the public and learn how to conduct research through reading and deciphering original documents. 

The brochure and outline are available at www.oldfortwestern.org as well as registration forms. Just click Summer Youth Opportunities, and the documents will be at the bottom of the page. You can also pick up the registration paperwork at the Fort Western Administrative Office in Augusta City Center, 16 Cony Street. Call us if you would like the forms e-mailed or mailed. Space is limited, so please register as soon as possible to ensure you get your desired week. Payment must be received in full by 4:00 p.m. the Monday the week before the registered program session. A maximum of twelve participants may register for any given week, with a minimum of eight participants needed. Discounts are available for Augusta residents and siblings attending the program together. 

2023 Registration Form
2023 Liability and Medical Release Form
2023 Photo Release Form