Fort WW Museum holds Kids Camps

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Summer means Kids Camp fun at Fort Walla Walla Museum, 755 Myra Road. Each year the museum holds a pair of hands-on day camps for kids ages 9-11. With paid registration, kids receive official camp T-shirts, a choice of pizza lunch and the craft items they make.

Explorers Kids Camp is 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. June 22. The cost is $30 per child or $25 for museum members; some financial aid is available.

The camp helps participants learn about "life on the trail" with Lewis and Clark. Kids learn archery safety, see black powder demonstrations, learn to play "Indian Stick game" and participate in more activities.

Pioneer Kids Camp is 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. July 20. The cost is $30 per child or $25 for museum members; some financial aid is available.

This camp features activities that may include panning for "gold," learning to work in a blacksmith shop and churning butter.

Space is limited. Lots of liquids are provided for those hot summer days, lots of adult supervision is present and lots of organization goes into making this a camp possible. Camp Director Marcie Anderson, an experienced 3rd grade teacher at Davis Elementary School, returns for her fourth summer with the program.

Registration forms are available at the Museum Store in the new Entry Hall and Exhibit Galleries or online at www.fortwallawallamuseum.org/kids_camp.htm. Call the museum at 525-7703 for more information.

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