Early Bird registration for NC Museum of History Summer Camps starts on Monday. For more information or to register go to: http://www.ncmuseumofhistory.org/SummerCamp2011/index.htm.
Completed grades K–2:
Pirates, Ships, and Lighthouses
Session I June 13–17 8:30 a.m.–noon
Session II July 11–15 1–4:30 p.m.
Set sail for adventure on the coast! Learn about fierce pirates like Blackbeard and Anne Bonney, build a lighthouse, wear pirate’s clothing, taste sea rations, and listen to seafaring stories.
American Indian Life
June 13–17 1–4:30 p.m.
More American Indians live in North Carolina than in any other state east of the Mississippi River. Find out about past and present tribes, make a coil pot, design your own beadwork pattern, and listen to stories from our state’s first people.
*NEW! From the Heartland
June 27–July 1 8:30 a.m.–noon
Discover what makes the Piedmont the heart of our great state. Dance to blues music, taste barbecue, make a clay critter, see a real NASCAR car, and visit a historic cotton farm.
*NEW! Passport to North Carolina
June 27–July 1 1–4:30 p.m.
Time-travel through 300 years of history to meet the people who call North Carolina home. Make American Indian crafts; learn about the foods, music, and traditions of early settlers; and celebrate Día de los Muertos.
Moccasins to Rocket Ships
July 11–15 8:30a.m.–noon
Explore how transportation has changed in North Carolina over the years. Travel by foot, animal, boat, train, motorcar, and spaceship. End your journey with a field trip to the train station!
Completed grades 3–5:
On the Home Front
June 20–24 8:30 a.m.–noon
What was it like to live during World War II? Listen to wartime and swing music; taste Victory cooking; find out what soldiers wore, ate, and carried; write a V-mail letter; and shop with ration cards and red points.
Working the Waters
June 20–24 1–4:30 p.m.
What do crab pots, shad boats, and chanteymen have in common? The sea, of course! Discover what makes our coast so special as you journey to the beach without leaving Raleigh.
July 18–22 8:30 a.m.–noon
Go back in time to the turn of the 20th century and experience children’s life in North Carolina towns such as Raleigh. Look at architecture, create popular Victorian crafts, cook and eat period food, and play games children played over 100 years ago.
*NEW! Creative North Carolina
July 18–22 1–4:30 p.m.
How do you make something from not much—a pot from clay, fabric from thread, a song from a few notes? Learn how Carolinians have been doing this for centuries, and try your hand at creation.
Completed grades 6–8:
The Blue and the Gray
August 1–5 8:30 a.m.–noon
Explore how the Civil War affected life in North Carolina. Debate the issues that carried the state into the war; learn about the daily life of soldiers and the hardships of families at home; and uncover stories of the state’s outlaws and heroes.
History Training Shop
August 1–5 1–4:30 p.m.
Go behind the scenes at the museum. Learn how to present a Gallery Cart and make your own exhibit. You’ll earn a certificate as a junior volunteer for the upcoming year!