Upper School (9–12)


Blacksmithing in Colonial Virginia:
A Hands-on Experience 

Grades 8–12
In this course, students will be immersed in blacksmithing of the colonial period through both hands-on activities and lectures.  Students will spend half their time forging colonial ironwork pieces they will be able to take home with them.  Students will make their own dinner triangle, fireplace rooker (rake) and a leaf key ring.  The other half of their time will be spent investigating other aspects of colonial life such as agriculture, textiles and cooking where blacksmithing played a significant role.  Students will also participate in a metalworking tour of the National Cathedral where they will see some of the finest examples of forged ironwork in America. Under the guidance of professional blacksmith Jeff Dunkelberger. (Listed for both Middle & Upper School.)


Located in Washington, D.C., St. Albans Summer Programs – a combined summer camp and summer school for area and out-of-town boys and girls in grades Pre-K through 12 – provides half- and full-day academic and art classes and athletic camps for football, golf, rowing, swimming, and tennis at state-of-the-art athletic facilities.