Heritage Camp

What might at first seem like your typical museum camp is actually a journey through time. Children from all over middle Georgia will gather at the Tubman African American Museum for two one-week sessions beginning in June. Children ages 7 – 12 will take a journey through Macon’s historically significant black neighborhoods and churches, as well as key spots throughout the community. By grasping an understanding of the past, the camp team leaders and education department with the Tubman hope to create a sense of pride in the campers.

Tubman Heritage Day Camps 2014

Tubman Heritage Day Camps offer a mini-camp for children ages 6-8 this summer, as well as a Monday – Friday camp week for children ages 8-12. Activities include arts and crafts projects, reading and creative writing workshops, character and team-building exercises, math & science experiments, plus songs and games. Our theme this summer is “Your Story, My Story,”  in which campers will explore the courage of Harriet Tubman, the sacrifice of Sergeant Rodney Davis, the creativity of various visionary artists and the brilliance of African American inventors as inspirations to become creative change agents of their communities and ultimately the world.

Tubman Heritage Camp Sampler – June 25th – June 27th, 2014

Ages 6 -8       $80 non-members/ $70 members       8:30 – 2:30pm

It’s a mini-version of the Tubman Heritage Camp designed specifically for younger campers! Campers will design and create, sing and dance, and enjoy three days of  engaging, hands-on, fun and educational activities. We will take a tour of the Tubman Museum on the first day, focusing on the life of Harriet Tubman, visionary artists and African American inventors. Each day will begin with a team-building activity and the reading of a book that teaches a moral lesson, followed by an art project inspired by the story. The campers will tell their own stories through their artwork and character portrayals.

Tubman Heritage Camp     – July 7th – July 11th, 2014

Ages 8 – 12      $150 non-members/$125 members      8:30 – 4:30pm

It’s a week of educational, engaging and fun-filled activities for children to participate in various visual and performing art activities and to learn in a museum setting and beyond. Campers will enjoy character and team-building exercises, art projects, reading and creative writing workshops, math and science experiments and physical fitness exercises. There are off-site trips around downtown Macon, including Central City Park, the Douglass Theatre, and Ocmulgee National Monument, as well as a visit to Dauset Trails Nature Center in Jackson, Georgia. Campers will have a well-rounded experience and obtain a deeper appreciation for art, history, culture and nature.

Registration deadline for both camp sessions is Saturday, May 31, 2014. Financial assistance is available upon request. Please contact Tonya Parker, Director of Education and Outreach at (478) 743-8544 or email at tparker@tubmanmuseum.com for more information.

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