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History Camp: Recap and Photos

June 24th, 2013

By Alicia Constant

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Patrick Henry College
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Dr. Doug Favelo teaches History Camp. Photo credit: Alicia Constant

PHC's History Camp last week gave campers a chance to learn about America's roots in the classical tradition, culminating in a field trip to the Library of Congress, the U.S. Capitol, and the National Archives. In D.C., campers were able to see both classical and  Christian influences on U.S. History. Dr. Doug Favelo, who led the camp, also hosted a history bee on Friday, which allowed for some friendly competition.

"High school students who come from all over the nation for a week learning history, and then tell me after that they really get how important history is--that is a real blessing!" Favelo said

"I think the counselor team has begun settling into a good rhythm for approaching the rest of the summer," said Teen Camps Director Stephen Williams. Williams said he was excited to see the Lord working, and to be able to pray with a number of campers on Wednesday night.

Last week also marked the first half of PHC's two-week Mock Trial Camp. Campers were able to watch a mock trial at the Loudoun County Courthouse and take a field trip to Harper's Ferry on Saturday. This week, they've planned a trip to the U.S. Supreme Court and a campus-wide mock trial tournament on Thursday and Friday.

"We're really excited about getting another week to invest in the Mock Trialers," Williams said.

The camp will wrap up this Friday, and counselors will get a week off for July 4 before diving into Speech Camp. Check back next week for Mock Trial Camp photos!