4th-Graders Experience Life as a Soldier at Camp Floyd in 1861Published by trisha.olsen on Mon, 09/24/2012 - 14:06
Our 4th Grade students had the opportunity to explore Camp Floyd on their field trip on September 14, 2012. They were able to participate in interactive, hands-on experiences as they engaged in the activities of a soldier at Camp Floyd in 1861. Students heard a first-hand account of life in Johnston's Army by a staff member in period military uniform, viewed musket fire, and experienced the life of a soldier by marching, drilling, making candles and adobe bricks; they raced for the Pony Express, experienced class in a 19th century schoolhouse and viewed the Stagecoach Inn and Camp Floyd Commissary. Thanks to the teachers and parent volunteers for helping with this fun learning experience.