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SUMMER CAMPS AT THE MUSEUM OF HISTORY

NC Museum of History Summer Camps“I tell everyone and anyone who will listen about your fabulous camps!” — parent of 2009 camp participant

It’s one thing to read about history, but it’s quite another to experience it.   Summer campers can do just that at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh. The camps’ hands-on activities combine fun with learning. Whether dressing up like Blackbeard, playing a Cherokee game, swing dancing to big band music, or taking a field trip, participants can look forward to a new adventure each day.

For students from kindergarten through eighth grade, the history camps are taught by professional educators on staff or experienced teachers in the community. Enrollment is limited to 12 participants per camp for kindergarten through second grade and to 14 participants for all other camps.

Each camp is $85 per person and $75 for N.C. Museum of History Associates members. Need-based scholarships are available. Lunchtime care from noon to 1 p.m. is available for $15 per person. (Participants should bring a bag lunch.)

Register now to secure your spot. These popular camps fill up fast. For more information, call 919-807-7979, e-mail emily.grant[at]ncdcr.gov, or access ncmuseumofhistory.org or Facebook®. The museum is located at 5 E. Edenton St., across from the State Capitol. To join the N.C. Museum of History Associates and receive a discount, call 919-807-7850 or go to www.ncmuseumassoc.com.

2010 Summer Camps

Pirates, Ships and Lighthouses Session I

Completed grades K-2
June 14-18, 8:30 a.m.-noon

Set sail for adventure on the coast! Learn about fierce pirates like Blackbeard and Anne Bonney, build a lighthouse, wear pirate’s clothing, taste sea rations, and listen to seafaring stories.

American Indian Life Session I

Completed grades K-2
June 14-18, 1-4:30 p.m.

More American Indians live in North Carolina than in any state east of the Mississippi River. Find out about past and present tribes, make a coil pot, design your own beadwork pattern, and listen to stories from our state’s first people.

History Heroes

Completed grades K-2
June 21-25, 8:30 a.m.-noon
Who were the people making history in North Carolina? Learn about North Carolina’s famous and infamous characters, from pirates and spies to inventors and noblemen.

Through the Seasons

Completed grades K-2
June 21-25, 1-4:30 p.m.
In the past, as today, the lives and activities of North Carolinians revolved around the seasons. Design a springtime hat, make a kite, churn butter, create a snow globe and celebrate all the holidays of the year in one week!

Colonial North Carolina

Completed grades 3-5
July 12-16, 8:30 a.m.-noon
Get a taste of what life was like on the eve of the American Revolution. Listen to stories, play period games, learn a trade, and look at period clothing.

On the Home Front

Completed grades 3-5
July 12-16, 1-4:30 p.m.
What was it like to live during World War II? Listen to wartime and swing music; taste Victory cooking; find out what soldiers wore, ate, and carried; write a V-mail letter; and shop with ration cards and red points.

Toys and Games

Completed grades 3-5
July 26-30, 8:30 a.m.-noon
What did people do before television, videos and Nintendo? Find out by spending a week making toys, playing games and having old-fashioned fun.

Working the Waters NEW!

Completed grades 3-5
July 26-30, 1-4:30 p.m.
What do crab pots, shad boats and chanteymen have in common? The sea, of course! Find out what makes our coast so special as you journey to the beach without ever leaving Raleigh.

Pirates, Ships and Lighthouses Session II

Completed grades K-2
August 2-6, 8:30 a.m.-noon
Set sail for adventure on the coast! Learn about fierce pirates like Blackbeard and Anne Bonney, build a lighthouse, wear pirate’s clothing, taste sea rations, and listen to seafaring stories.

American Indian Life Session  II

Completed grades K-2
August 2-6, 1-4:30 p.m.
More American Indians live in North Carolina than in any state east of the Mississippi River. Find out about past and present tribes, make a coil pot, design your own beadwork pattern, and listen to stories from our state’s first people.

The 1960s

Completed grades 6-8
August 9-13, 8:30 a.m.-noon
The times they were a-changin’. Explore the music, fashion, art and politics of this turbulent decade. A field trip to the Greensboro Historical Society completes your groovy adventure.

History Training Shop

Completed grades 6-8
August 9-13, 1-4:30 p.m.
Go behind the scenes at the museum. Learn how to present a Gallery Cart and make your own exhibit. You’ll earn a certificate as a junior volunteer for the upcoming year!

The N.C. Museum of History’s hours are Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Admission is free. The museum is part of the Division of State History Museums, Office of Archives and History, an agency of the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources. The department’s Web site is www.ncculture.com.

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