March 29-April 2 - Spring Break Camp
The Oberlin Heritage Center is offering a first ever Spring Break camp in 2010! This year History Explorers Camp will be held 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. from Monday, March 29 through Friday, April 2, 2010. This camp is for boys and girls ages 8 to 13.
History Explorers Camp will stimulate children's creativity and whet their appetites for history, architecture, art, and the tastes and sounds of other cultures and other times. Activities will include craft projects, historic games, creating digital history projects for everyone to see, museum tours, and supervised walking trips around historic downtown Oberlin. Campers will: scan a family photo to preserve and share it with others; create a keepsake that will last for years to come; make a historic game to take home; hunt for clues about how the town has changed; and see letters and objects that are hundreds of years old!
The camp will be led by an experienced teacher assisted by an adult intern or volunteer, and young volunteers from the community. The class will be held at the Oberlin Depot at 240 South Main Street, with some walking field trips to interesting places nearby. For all days children should bring a bag lunch and dress for taking walks outside. Simple snacks are provided.
Meet our teacher! Liz Schultz is the Museum Education and Tour Coordinator for the Oberlin Heritage Center. She graduated with degrees in archaeology and anthropology from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and Binghamton University (NY). Liz then earned a M.A. in museum studies with a focus in museum education from the Cooperstown Graduate Program (NewYork). Liz enjoys inspiring curiosity, creativity, and an appreciation for diverse cultures, past and present.
Reservations must be accompanied by payment. The week-long camp session costs $95 per child ($85 for children and grandchildren of Oberlin Heritage Center members, plus a $5 discount off the total cost for registering prior to March 17, 2010). Register by printing and mailing the attached flyer or register individual campers online in our Events Calendar.
Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. No refunds will be made within one week prior to the session the registrant is scheduled to attend. Partial scholarships may be available to those who qualify for schools' free lunch programs. Questions? Please call Liz Schultz at 440-774-1700 or send an e-mail to [email protected].