From Monday, July 17 through Friday, July 21, the Mackinaw Area Historical Society and the Mackinaw City Area Arts Council will collaborate to sponsor a five-day Discovery Camp. Camp will begin at 9 a.m. each morning and adjourn at 3 p.m.
Children entering the 4th through 8th grades will be exposed to a variety of art, local history, music and science experiences led by Camp Counselor Angie Timan and several adult volunteers. The five fun-filled days will include local tours, organized activities and crafting projects.
Each day will focus on a different topic and will include field trips. Campers will visit McGulpin Point Lighthouse where they will learn about the history of lighthouses; another day will take them to the Icebreaker Mackinaw Museum; a third day will celebrate the Anishinaabek culture; a fourth day will take them to the Pellston Regional Airport where they will learn about aerodynamic activities; and yet another day will see campers exploring various Nature Adventures within Heritage Village. (Not necessarily in that order. Each day will include crafts, storytelling and singing, and each day will wrap up with students recording their daily adventures in a journal provided as part of the program package.)
Discovery Camp provides a hands-on learning opportunity very inexpensively so students can get to know their communities better with the hope that they will want to learn even more and realize what a unique place we enjoy at the Straits of Mackinac. We are hoping to inspire learners who want to become advocates for and stewards of this special place we call home.
Tuition per child is $35 (for all five days!), payable to MAHS. Camp registrations are limited to 24 students. Registration forms are available through the Historical Society’s website www.mackinawhistory.org and/or www.mackinawcityareaartscouncil.org. To receive more information about the program, call or text Miss Angie at 812-797-6000 or direct questions to [email protected].
—Press release provided by Mackinaw Area Historical Society