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camp-illosThe Department of Archives and History’s museums and historic sites across the state are offering summer camps for a variety of ages, with focuses ranging from architecture to pioneer skills to Native American culture. Call soon for registration deadlines and further information. Sign up your youngster today—these camps fill fast!

GRAND VILLAGE OF THE NATCHEZ INDIANS, NATCHEZ

Monday, June 16–Friday, June 20, 9 a.m.–noon. Discovery Week. Play stickball, learn about flint-knapping and pottery, walk nature trails, play games, and make crafts. For ages seven to ten; $40 fee includes all supplies; pre-registration required. Call 601-446-6502 or email info@natchezgrandvillage.com for reservations.

Monday, June 23–Friday, June 27, 9 a.m.–noon. Discovery Week. Play stickball, learn about flint-knapping and pottery, walk nature trails, play games, and make crafts. For ages five to six; $20 fee includes all supplies; pre-registration required. For more information or reservations, call 601-446-6502 or email info@natchezgrandvillage.com.

HISTORIC JEFFERSON COLLEGE, WASHINGTON

Tuesday, June 10–Thursday, June 12, 9 a.m.–noon. Naturalist Camp. Children ages 10-12 will get a close-up look at insects, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, bugs, and plants through hands-on projects and observation in the field. Cost is $35, pre-registration is required.  For more information call 601-442-2901 or email info@historicjeffersoncollege.com.

Tuesday, June 24–Thursday, June 26, 1–4 p.m. Frontier Survival Camp. Children ages 10-14 will learn hands-on skills needed on the frontier to survive the wilds of Mississippi in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, including archery, hunting, tanning hides, map and compass reading, and more. Cost is $35, pre-registration is required.  For more information contact Toni Avance at 601-442-2901 or tavance@historicjeffersoncollege.com.

Wednesday, July 9–Friday, July 11, 8 a.m.–noon. Civil War Adventure Camp. Civil War enthusiasts ages 8-12 are encouraged to sign up for this camp for a unique look at the Civil War from a soldier’s point of view.  Boys and girls will learn how to drill and parade, see a black-powder rifle demonstration, and learn about the gear necessary for survival while in the military.  Cost is $35, pre-registration is required.  For more information call 601-442-2901 or email info@historicjeffersoncollege.com. Contact Clark Burkett at hcburkett@hotmail.com.

Tuesday, July 15–Thursday, July 17, 9 a.m.–noon. Junior Naturalist Camp. Children ages 7-9 will learn about native wildlife  through hands-on arts and crafts projects and observation in the field. Cost is $35, pre-registration is required.  For more information call 601-442-2901 or email info@historicjeffersoncollege.com.

OLD CAPITOL MUSEUM, JACKSON

Monday, July 14–Friday, July 18, 8:30 a.m.–noon. Mississippi Inspectors: Building Mississippi. Rising 4th, 5th, and 6th graders will learn about the architecture of the capital city as they visit the Mississippi Governor’s Mansion, Old Capitol Museum, Eudora Welty House and Garden, and Mississippi State Capitol. Registration is $50. Pre-registration required. For more information call 601-576-6800.

WINTERVILLE MOUNDS, GREENVILLE

Tuesday, June 17–Saturday, June 21, 10 a.m.–noon. Summer Fun Days: Native Americans. Children will learn about Native American culture through arts and crafts and special presentations. Activities will include archery, beading, face painting, storytelling, and making pottery, headbands, and hand-rattles. Registration is required, admission is free. For more information or to register call 662-334-4684 or email info@wintervillemounds.com.

Tuesday, June 24–Friday, June 27, 10 a.m.–noon. Summer Fun Days: Drum-Making. Children will learn about Native American culture through arts and crafts and special presentations. Activities will include archery, beading, face painting, storytelling, and making pottery, headbands, and hand-rattles. Registration is required, but admission is free. For more information or to register call 662-334-4684 or email info@wintervillemounds.com.

Tuesday, July 15–Friday, July 18, 10 a.m.–noon. Summer Fun Days: Native Americans. Children will learn about Native American culture through arts and crafts and special presentations. Activities will include archery, beading, face painting, storytelling, and making pottery, headbands, and hand-rattles. Registration is required, admission is free. For more information or to register call 662-334-4684 or email info@wintervillemounds.com.

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