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|My son got us all involved in reenacting when he was 8. We went to a local living history and followed up with a 4 day stay at Gettysburg and we all got hooked. We joined a family unit and all had a role to play in camp. He started as a Yo Boy (runner or aid de'camp) was flag bearer and drummer and is now in the field carrying a musket. He is 16 now and tomorrow he is giving a mini lecture to his high school history class on the life of a CW soldier. I also have a daughter who sometimes goes as a soldier. They both have had great fun and memories of our weekend encampments. Playing with new found friends, sitting around the camp fire at night, learning how to churn real butter and have it for breakfast with fresh baked biscuits the next day. And not even miss a single electronic device the whole time. They learned to play horse shoes, cards, domino's, sew, and even listened to me read a book aloud after supper. I wouldn't trade those weekends for anything.