The Atlanta Campaign Inc. will hold school programs again both in 2017. We will again have stations the students can visit and ask questions of the reenactors at each station.
The program will run form 9 am to 1 pm both days. As in the past there will be a $5.00 charge per student ages 6 and up. The parents and teachers who accompany the students are free.
We look forward to the students attending. We are proud of the fact that over our 10 year history we have had over 16000 students attend our school days programs.
We will be happy to answer any of your questions or tell you how to register.
ATLANTA CAMPAIGN, INC.
P. O. BOX 1335
DACULA, GA 30019
Principal (name goes here)
Re: School Day at Nash Farm, September 19
This is a follow up letter to the one sent earlier this year for any of your teachers who plan for a school field day this coming September 19th. Please pass the information in this e-mail on to them. For more information they can visit our website at www.atlantacampaign.com.
This year we are having our school field day on Friday, September 19, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. It is at Nash Farm, an actual Civil War battle site where 2 separate battles took place. The location is about 2 miles northeast of Hampton on the McDonough-Jonesboro Road. There are several Nash Farms in Georgia so if looking up diurections to the location on Mapquest please use the address: 4361 JONESBORO ROAD, HAMPTON, GA., 30228
Atlanta Campaign, Inc. is a Georgia nonprofit, IRS designated 501(c)3, corporation. Our purposes are education and historical preservation. We receive no grants or money from any governmental source. Our only income is from reenactors and spectators at the events we manage. Every year that we have managed a reenactment event we have donated money to Civil War historical sites in Georgia such as Ft. MacAllister, Resaca, Pickett's MIll, Alatoona, Nash Farm, and others.
Each year that we have conducted a Civil War reenactment we have also had a school program on the Friday of that weekend. We usually have between 1,200 to 2,000 students attend that field day. Our program is an outdoors program and it is not structured but consists of various living history presentations. Some of these involve firing of replica weapons and for those the students are kept a safe distance away but close enough to ask and have questions answered. An indoors presentation in an auditorium with reenactors giving talks about ladies clothing, life during the era, cooking, etc..
For those schools that send a class or group of students we ask $5 for each student that attends our school program day. Some schools just pay from their field day funds and those that ask the attending students' parents to pay for the field day usually ask for enough more to cover the cost of the bus drivers and gasoline and some include a box lunch lunch from their cafeteria. All teachers and accompanying adults are admitted free on that day. Also, there is no parking fee collected from those attending our school day so many come in cars or vans instead of the school buses.
For those teachers who have a class attending we ask that they e-mail us (firstname.lastname@example.org) an estimated headcount of the students by Tuesday, August 2, 2014. We do not need the names of the students but just the number planning to attend and the number of buses, if any, that will be bringing them. We ask for a final headcount confirmation by e-mail on or before Friday, August 12, 2014, and we will send an e-mail invoice to your school bursar the following Monday or based on that confirmation number so that he can make a check payable to Atlanta Campaign, Inc. for that amount. Only if the number actually attending is 5 or more or 5 or less than the final confirmation will an additional amount or a refund be made. We ask that the check be mailed to our P.O.Box number listed below although it can also be brought by the teacher who accompanies the students.
This is an outdoor event so for inclement weather our rule of thumb is that if the school buses operate and pick up students for school that day we will expect them to bring the students to our event. If the buses are cancelled due to the weather then we will not expect the students to attend and any necessary refunds will be made. One year we had to cancel our event due to hurricane weather and all schools that had sent us the attendance fees had their money returned in full.
There are concessionaires who have food for sale on the site but most students bring their own lunches. We do not have a storage area for the lunches so they are usually left in ther buses until lunchtime. Some schools have their cafeterias prepare box lunches for the students. This is an outdoor event and runs from 9:00 a.m. (Some schools arrive as early as 8:30 a.m.) until 1:00 p.m. This gives the students enough time to see everything, have their lunch and permit the buses can get them back to school that afternoon. We usually have some kind of featured demonstration by the soldiers at noon and that is over by 12:30.
We look forward to having some of your students attend our School Program and if you or the teachers interested need more information than what is on our website they can e-mail our President, Earl Zeckman, at email@example.com or myself at firstname.lastname@example.orgThank you,