Summer Enrichment Camps on Historic Lands

Ranger and kids in a wooded park area
Moores Creek served as the battlefield where victory ended British authority. Now the lands serve as a learning community for students.

The battle at Moores Creek marked the dramatic victory ending of British authority in the American colony and greatly influenced North Carolina to be the first colony to vote for independence. The Battle of Moores Creek Bridge, coupled with the Battle of Sullivan's Island near Charleston, SC a few months later, ultimately led the 13 colonies to declare independence on July 4, 1776.

A joint partner venture provided 4 week-long Summer Enrichment Camps for local, underserved students in this rural area. Two science curriculum-based camps were offered to elementary and middle school-aged children and two social studies curriculum-based camps were offered to middle school-aged children.