Wornall Majors House Museums

2019 Summer Camp: June 10-14, July 15-19

camp logo 2018Camp Wornall/Majors allows children to immerse themselves in history through activities, presentations, crafts, games, and more!


You pick your time commitment and topics!  All of our camp days stand alone, but also work together to create a complete experience . Choose the topics your children find most engaging, or completely immerse them by registering for an entire week of camp.  Mix and match and create the schedule that works for you.

The Logistics
Each day of camp takes place from 9AM-4PM at either the Alexander Majors House (8201 State Line Rd.) or the John Wornall House (6115 Wornall Rd.). Please see descriptions below for individual locations. Participants will be expected to provide a sack lunch and water bottle each day, unless otherwise noted. Snacks and water refills will be provided.

Camp is open to children who have completed kindergarten through age 12. Children who are 13 and older can participate in camp as a junior volunteer. Junior volunteers help younger campers with activities and assist with set up and clean up. If your child would like to volunteer, email Volunteer Manager Lena White at administrator@wornallmajors.org.

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Camp Wornall/Majors Week 1: June 10-14

Monday, June 10: Life on the Frontier
Live like a pioneer for a day and experience daily life on the frontier. [Location: Majors House]
Tuesday, June 11: Toys & Games
Play authentic old-fashioned games, and even make your own toys! [Location: Majors House]
Wednesday, June 12: Traveling Across the Wild West
From the Pony Express to covered wagons, find out about the excitement and danger of wild west transportation [Location: Majors House]
Thursday, June 13: Arts and Crafts
Get creative with us as we participate in crafts inspired by Victorian society, the frontier, and the Civil War. [Location: Majors House]
Friday, June 14: The Civil War & the Battle of Westport
Learn about the Civil War in Kansas City while on the authentic site of a Civil War field hospital. (Lunch provided.) [Location: Wornall House]

Camp Wornall/Majors Week 2: July 15-19

Monday, July 15: Life on the Frontier
Live like a pioneer for a day and experience daily life on the frontier. [Location: Majors House]
Tuesday, July 16: Communicating Across the West
Letter writing, telegraph, Pony Express – how do you get your message across? [Location: Majors House]
Wednesday, July 17: Become a Junior Archaeologist
How do archaeologists learn about the past? Put on your Indiana Jones hat and find out! [Location: Majors House]
Thursday, July 18: Plants & Animals of the Frontier
How did early settlers interact with their environment? Learn about plants and animals both wild and domesticated. [Location: Wornall House]
Friday, July 19: The Life of a Soldier
Interact with Civil War soldiers and experience a day in their lives. (Lunch provided.) [Location: Wornall House]

Cost & Registration
All camp dates are stand-alone and can be registered for separately or as a week-long package.

Camp is $50/day, or $225 if you register for an entire week of camp.
Early bird special: Register by March 31, 2019 to receive an entire week of camp for $200.

Register here.

If you prefer to print and return registration documents with a check, please download our registration package here (pdf).

Please note that we require full payment at the time of registration. If you need to spread out payments, please contact Sarah Bader-King at programs@wornallmajors.org to discuss setting up a payment plan.

Questions? Call 816-444-1858.

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The John Wornall House

6115 Wornall Road
Kansas City, MO. 64113

816.444.1858

The Alexander Majors House & Barn

8201 State Line Road
Kansas City, MO. 64114

816.444.1858

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Photo Credits: Jeri Adams, Sarah Bader-King, John Browning, and Bruce Mathews