Civil War Adventure Camp is a 16-hour overnight camp re-enactment experience. While this is a re-enactment of The Civil War, slavery is not mentioned and The Confederate flag is never flown. The main focus of the camp is military strategy and surviving the brutal serving conditions of serving during the 19th-century. Civil War Adventure Camp is wildly popular among re-enactment buffs and there are no signs that this is fading. The real attraction for most of the campers are the weapons. Where else can you fore a musket and a cannon?
- Reenactors avoid the topic of slavery.
- Modern Civil War reenactors try to focus on commemorating the war rather than discussing issues.
- Participants are young students who know of the war through high school history courses.
“At Civil War Adventure Camp, there really is no difference. It’s the original color war: the Blue vs. the Gray. During the 16-hour overnight, slavery is not mentioned.”