Camp Ashland-Ashland Museum History Camp
Ashland Museum and Hanover Arts and Activities Center
Invite all curious kids to
Camp Ashland, August 1-5, 2016
WHAT: SUMMER HISTORY CAMP
WHERE: 500 S Center Street, Ashland VA 23005
FOR WHOM: rising 2nd – 5th graders
DATE: August 1 to August 5, 2016
TIME: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
COST: $90 for children of members and $100 for non-members, includes supplies and snacks
REGISTRATION: Register online at www.ashlandmuseum.org, Register by mailing a check made out to Ashland Museum to Camp Ashland, Ashland Museum, PO Box 633, Ashland, VA 23005. Be sure to mark the title of the program on the check.
Ashland Museum and Hanover Arts and Activities Center present Camp Ashland, a history camp for kids! This camp is for all rising 2nd – 5th graders. A National Park Ranger will be lead the campers back through the ages to experience 19th Century life. The camp will take place August 1-5 from 9am to 12 pm at the Hanover Arts and Activities Center at 500 South Center Street Ashland, VA. Cost is $90 for museum members and $100 for non-members. Send check to: Ashland Museum, P.O. Box 633, Ashland, VA 23005. Please mark the title of the program on check. Register at www.AshlandMuseum.org. Questions? www.AshlandMuseum.org. Email info@AshlandMuseum.org or by calling 804-368-7314.
What did children wear and what foods did they enjoy in the 1800s and early 1900s? What did they do for entertainment without TVs, Movies, and X-Box? How did they communicate without cell phones and tablets? How could you tell if a hobo had visited your neighborhood?
Lead by a National Parks Service Ranger, a team from Ashland Museum and The Center will take campers back in time to experience life in the 1800s and early 1900s. Campers will learn to play the games kids played 100 years ago. They will help wash and dry laundry the way kids would have in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Campers will learn how to text each other 19th century-style using Morse Code and a real telegraph! They will also learn how to send and decode secret messages with the Cipher Disk that 19th century spies used. There will be “cannon ball physics,” crafts, tours of historic buildings in Ashland, and a visit to Cross Brothers’ Market, where they sign a charge slip for their snacks as they would have done in 1912.
Cost is $90 for museum members and $100 for non-members. Send checks to Ashland Museum, P.O.Box 633, Ashland, Va 23005. Please mark the title of the program on the check. Or register and pay online at www.ashlandmuseum.org.