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Old Barracks Teams Up With Nicky Fifth Foundation to Bring Trenton Students to Historic Summer Camp

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Trenton, NJ—The Old Barracks Museum's annual summer camp has been a summer staple in Trenton for over twenty years. The summer marks a landmark year, as the Nicky Fifth Foundation brings 50 Trenton students to experience 18th century life this summer. Two weeks of camp are offered this summer, from July 10-14 and July 17-21.


The Nicky Fifth Foundation has offered scholarships to children who reside in The City of Trenton to attend the Old Barracks Summer Camp during the month of July. This week-long day camp will introduce students from the ages of 9-12 to the most immersive and interactive method of learning about life during the Revolution and the amazing contributions of their city. Students were recommended by principals and guidance counselors based upon their attitude, work ethic, and desire to learn. This is not an academic based scholarship, Members of the Nicky Fifth Foundation will be on hand to assist campers, provide lunch, and, when necessary, provide transportation for students.


The Old Barracks Summer Camp also has enrollment from students outside of the Nicky Fifth Foundation scholarship, with a few spots still available for each week. For information, visit, email, or call 609-396-1776.



ABOUT NICKY FIFTH FOUNDATION: The Nicky Fifth Foundation was founded by author and publisher, Lisa Willever and named after the main character in her Nicky Fifth chapter book series. For years, as both an author and founding partner of Franklin Mason Press, Lisa has devoted significant resources to providing children with books and supporting worthy causes. The Nicky Fifth series has evolved into a comprehensive program that strives to empower children through literature, education, and awareness. With schools across New Jersey using the series as part of their curriculum, the opportunities to positively impact children is limitless. As a former public school teacher, a mother of three public school students, and an author who visits approximately 70 schools each year, Lisa enjoys a unique perspective. Since Franklin Mason Press was established in 1999, thousands of dollars have been donated to children's charities and over 100,000 books have been donated to schools and children throughout the state. In addition, by using real New Jersey locations as the setting, Nicky Fifth has inspired thousands of families and schools to explore the Garden State, following the characters' adventures.


ABOUT THE OLD BARRACKS MUSEUM: The Old Barracks Museum preserves the history of a building constructed as a French and Indian War military barracks and used as a Revolutionary War hospital. It also stood witness to Washington's crucial victory at the Battle of Trenton. At the beginning of the 20th century, members of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Colonial Dames organized The Old Barracks Association and spearheaded a campaign to purchase the building. The building has been a museum for over a century, and has frequently been used as a symbol for the state of New Jersey. The Old Barracks Museum welcomes visitors from across the state as well as around the world.

The Old Barracks Museum is located at 101 Barrack Street, Trenton, NJ. Free parking is available in the Capitol Complex Parking Garage. Metered parking is also available near the museum. 

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