Horrible Histories and Promising Progress: Spring Break Camps
March 25-29 or April 22-26
Did you know that in colonial America a woman could be accused of witchcraft for having an argument with a neighbor? Or that more soldiers died from disease than from fighting during the American Civil War? Sometimes the past was truly terrible. But it also pushed people to make improvements, for themselves and the world around them. This engaging camp for children ages 8-13 will explore the foul facts of world history, from gross grub to dirty dwellings to mean manners. Not to be focused on the negative, campers will discover how progress can be made and think of creative solutions to problems of the past and present.
Area schools have different breaks, so OHC is offering two weeks of this camp!
Register online and/or fill out the attached registration flyer below and mail to P.O. Box 0455, Oberlin, OH, 44074.
If you register online, you will be contacted and asked to complete a permission form.
Oberlin Heritage Center camps are open to children ages 8 to 13. The camp runs from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day and will be offered twice to accommodate different school breaks. Camp will be held at the Oberlin Depot (240 South Main Street). The cost is $110 per child ($100 for children/grandchildren of OHC members). Register by March 1 to receive an "early bird" discount of $5 per child. Partial scholarships are available to those who qualify for schools' free or reduced lunch programs.
Meet the teacher!
Amanda Manahan is the Museum Education and Tour Coordinator for the Oberlin Heritage Center. She has degrees in anthropology and museum studies with a focus in museum education and interpretation. Amanda enjoys inspiring curiosity and creativity through hands-on, interdisciplinary activities.
Camps may also be assisted by interns or volunteers, and teen volunteers from the community.