Georgia Museum of Agriculture Offers Summer Camps For Kids

TIFTON – Children from four to 11 years old can explore southern Georgia’s rich history and natural resources through hands-on activities, games, and crafts this summer through Camp Wiregrass at the Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.

Camp Director Kelly Scott said that Camp Wiregrass provides a fun, interactive and educational environment in a unique setting.   Each camp or workshop session offers age appropriate activities and themes.

To register for any session of Camp Wiregrass, interested persons can e-mail Scott at museumcamp@abac.edu or register online at www.abac.edu/museum/kids-camp.

Discounts are available for siblings, ABAC employees, and Friends of the Museum.

Two different weeklong sessions are available for the Explorer Campers, children ages 6-8 years old.  They can attend either or both “Wilderness 101” and “Step Back in Time.”  The cost of each camp is $110 and includes snack, t-shirt, supplies, and afternoon water games.  Campers must bring a sack lunch.

“Wilderness 101” on June 13-17 will focus on exploring the surrounding forest while learning various outdoor survival skills.  Campers will build shelters, visit the Langdale Nature Center’s resident animals, and learn basic orienteering skills.

Explorers will discover Georgia’s history from the early Native American to the late 19th century with “Step Back in Time” on June 27-July 1. Campers will participate in archery, cane pole fishing, historic baseball, wagon rides, and traditional games.

Trekkers, ages 9-11 years old, can take part in the “Good Ole Days” camp from June 20-24 at the Museum.  Campers will experience mid-1800s southern Georgia culture through interactive activities such as wool processing, wagon rides, cane pole fishing, and traditional games.  The cost for this session is $110 per camper and campers must bring a sack lunch.  This cost includes snack, t-shirt, supplies, and afternoon water games.

For more information on the upcoming summer camps, interested persons can contact Scott at (229) 391-5221, via e-mail at museumcamp@abac.edu, or visit the website www.abac.edu/museum/kids-camp.

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