- This event has passed.
Summer Railway Camp (July Session)
July 22, 2019 @ 9:00 am - July 26, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
If your child is interested in trains or model railroading, come join us for a fun and enriching 5-day summer camp at the Southeastern Railway Museum. The theme for 2019 is En-Gauging With Trains.
During camp, young rail enthusiasts will learn about different scales and gauges of trains and model railroads. Campers will get up close with N-scale model railroads, full-size standard gauge trains, and everything in between! This unique experience will introduce young minds to a lifelong hobby of model railroading and differences in scale. Your child will also take a ride on two operating trains as part of their rail education. Children may bring their own HO- scale models to run on the Museum’s new fully-decorated layout.
Our camp is for ages 4 to 12. Campers will divide into three different age groups during the program. Children must be 4 years old at the start of the camp and no older than 12 by the end of the camp. On the last day of camp, we invite parents and family members to join us for a graduation ceremony and a train ride for everyone.
Our 2019 Summer Railway Camp dates are:
Registration is OPEN! Required forms are posted below. Your registration is not complete without these forms.
Registration ends June 1 for the June session and July 1 for the July session. Please send us an email if you’re interesting in registering after the deadline at email@example.com.
The fee for summer camp is $200 per child. Registrations received before May 1 will automatically receive an early-bird discount of $25 per child. The program repeats for each session (the two camp weeks are the same). Participants may register online (please note there is a separate registration for each session) or by sending a check along with the forms that will be posted in the coming weeks. Included in the fee is a T-shirt for every camper, so please make sure to indicate your child’s T-shirt size on your registration form so we can order enough of each.
Sibling discounts are available. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details including the discount code.
Summer camp will be held Monday through Friday from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm for children ages 4-12. Children must be 4 years old by the first day of camp and no older than 12 by the end of the camp. Campers will split into three different age groups during the program.
- Summer Railway Camp Registration Form
- Summer Railway Camp Health Form, plus the Medication Form, if necessary
- A copy of your child’s current immunization records
Please complete and send the documents above to the education coordinator at email@example.com. Your registration is not complete without these forms.
Please send these forms in at your earliest convenience. We will be ordering T-shirts for camp and if your child’s shirt size is provided in advance, you will be guaranteed that size. Other campers will receive shirts as they are available.
You may also mail these documents to:
Southeastern Railway Museum
P.O. Box 1267
Duluth, GA 30096
Scales and Gauges your child will explore:
Monday: Standard gauge
Tuesday: Narrow gauge
Wednesday: O-27 scale
Thursday: HO scale
Friday: N scale & Graduation
Each day the child will rotate with their group through stations such as:
- Train-themed crafts
- Railroad-related activities
- Learning sessions about the different types of railroads through short, fun age-appropriate lessons
- Model railroad interaction
- Train rides (3 total during the program)
- Friday graduation
During the program, a snack will be provided. Parents/guardians provide lunch.
This will be an unforgettable experience for your child that they will remember for years to come! Information can also be found on our summer camp page.
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.