Wednesday, April 21, 2010 - Regional History Center Offers Summer CampsBeat the heat and learn about local history with two different summer history camps at the St. Lucie County Regional History Center, starting June 14.
''Time Traveler's: Florida History Camp'' will take place June 14 - June 18 from 9 a.m. - noon. Take a journey through 12,000 years of local history as you learn about the various groups of people who have called the Treasure Coast area home. Learn to throw an atlatl (spear-throwing weapon) like the Ais, navigate the seas like the Spanish sailors and live out on the Cracker Trail just like the early settlers.
“Curator Camp” will take place June 28 - July 2 from 9 a.m. - noon and will introduce children to the behind-the-scenes work in the museum field. Campers will take special field trips to various types of museums including art museums, nature preserves, aquariums and more. Crafts, kayaking, a mid-morning history themed snack and a camp t-shirt are provided as part of the camp cost.
Designed for ages 8-11, the cost for each session of camp is $75 per child. Drop off for each camp is no earlier than 8:30 a.m. and pickup no later than 12:30 p.m. Registration and payment is due by Monday, June 7. For more information or to receive a 2010 Summer Camp packet please contact Brynn Batsche at (772) 462-1891 or by email at email@example.com.
The St. Lucie County Regional History Center is located at 414 Seaway Drive, under the South Bridge on Museum Pointe Park in Fort Pierce. Since its opening in 1968, the Center has provided educational programming and permanent and special exhibits that explore the Treasure Coast's rich and colorful history. Center hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Regular admission is: $4 for adults, $3.50 for seniors over 55, and $1.50 for children 6-17 years and college students. Children under 6 are free. Group rates, guided tours, outreach programs and rentable History on Tour Trunks are available by registration. For further information, visit the Center on the web at www.stlucieco.gov/history