It’s the summer of ’66; 1866 that is, so prepare for a “dynamite” summer camp experience! Science, art, architecture, food and history come alive in a fun filled week of experiments, projects, construction, music, dance and education at the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum’s 18th Annual Summer “Journey into History Camp”. This year’s camp, entitled “The Summer of ‘66 (1866)” is designed to instill in children, ages seven to twelve years old, the knowledge and appreciation of history through a variety of fun and educational experiences. The camp runs from Monday, June 16 through Friday, June 20 and participants will be able to choose from either a morning, 9:00 am -12:00 pm, or an afternoon, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm, session. Both sessions will take place at the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library.
Imagine yourself a witness to Alfred Nobel as he struggles to invent dynamite, or being one of the first to taste Mr. Breyers’ ice cream; learn about the Trans-Atlantic Telegraph, or participate in a clipper ship race; help complete the dome of the US Capital while learning to use the metric system of Weights and Measures; discover pantomime; dance to period music; visit General Mills first mill or learn about Nestles first cocoa products; enjoy snacks from a period lunch truck vendor; visit the ASPCA’s first facility, and of course play baseball as the Cincinnati Red Stockings might have!
The cost to participate is $105.00 per child ($84 for League of Friends Members) and includes daily snacks, crafts, and a commemorative camp souvenir. Those interested in registering or obtaining more information about the “Journey into History Camp” should contact the Education Coordinator at the Presidential Library, at (540) 885-0897, ext 122 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Space in the camp is limited. Registration is now open, click here to register on-line or you may register at the museum front desk.