Summer Fun for Kids at MDAH Camps

camp_02The 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 Native American culture to architecture to pioneer skills. Call soon for registration deadlines and further information. Sign up your youngster today—these camps fill fast!

Grand Village

Monday–Friday, June 17–21, 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. For more information or reservations, call 601-446-6502 or email info@natchezgrandvillage.com.

Monday–Friday, June 24–28, 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. For more information or reservations, call 601-446-6502 or email info@natchezgrandvillage.com.

Historic Jefferson College

Tuesday–Friday, June 4–7, 9 a.m.–noon. Pioneer Camp. Children ages 6-8 learn about Pioneer life in the early 1800s. The day camp features hands-on activities such as quilting, soap-making, animal life, and frontier camp. Cost is $35, pre-registration is required. For more information call 601-442-2901 or email Kay McNeil at info@historicjeffersoncollege.com.

Tuesday–Thursday, June 11–13, 9 a.m.–noon at Historic Jefferson College. Explore Camp. Children ages 9-10 will explore several different activities during this new camp, including baking, science experiments, and craft projects. Cost is $35, pre-registration is required. For more information call 601-442-2901 or email Kay McNeil at info@historicjeffersoncollege.com.

Monday–Wednesday, June 24–26, 1–4 p.m. at Historic Jefferson College. Frontier Survival Camp. Children ages 10-14 will learn hands-on skills needed by frontiersmen (and women) to survive the wilds of Mississippi in the 18th & 19th centuries, including archery, hunting, tanning hides, map and compass reading and more!  Cost is $35, pre-registration is required.  For more information call 601-442-2901 or email info@historicjeffersoncollege.com.

Tuesday–Thursday, July 9–11, 9 a.m.–noon at Historic Jefferson College. Civil War Adventure Camp. Young 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, get 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–Friday, July 16–19, 9 a.m.–noon at Historic Jefferson College. Naturalist Camp. Children ages 9-12 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.

Old Capitol/Jackson

June 10–14, 8:30 a.m.–noon at the Old Capitol Museum. Mississippi Inspectors: Building Mississippi. Rising 4th, 5th, and 6th graders will explore a historic neighborhood, plan a city, create a Mississippi model, and much more at the Old Capitol Museum, Eudora Welty House, and state capitol. Registration is $50. Pre-registration required. For more information call 601-576-6800.

July 15–19, 8:30 a.m.–noon at the Old Capitol Museum. Mississippi Inspectors: Building Mississippi. Rising 4th, 5th, and 6th graders will explore a historic neighborhood, plan a city, create a Mississippi model, and much more at the Old Capitol Museum, Eudora Welty House, and state capitol. Registration is $50. Pre-registration required. For more information call 601-576-6800.

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