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Ag museum offering kids summer camps
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TIFTON — The Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College is offering summer camps to children ages 4-12.

Camp Wiregrass offers camps geared toward these age groups: munchkins, ages 4-5; explorers, ages 6-9; and trekkers, ages 10-12. Each week-long session offers age-appropriate activities and themes. Snacks, T-shirts, and all supplies are provided for all camps (explorer and trekker campers will need to supply a sack lunch).  The cost is $80 for munchkin camp and $110 for all explorer and trekker camps.  

The summer kicks off June 4-8 with the munchkin camp “Down on the Farm.”  Campers will discover mid-1800s farm life. Activities planned include feeding animals, gardening, washing clothes and wagon rides.  

Explorer campers have two sessions, “Eco-Detectives” and “Native American Explorers.” Eco-Detectives on June 11-15 will uncover the mysteries of local natural resources as they collect invertebrates from the local stream, identify animal signs, fish from the pond and create nature journals.

Native American Explorers on July 16-20 will learn primitive hunting skills, discover the importance of games to keep tribal peace and experience various life skills such as rope-making.  

Trekkers also can take part in two sessions of Camp Wiregrass. “The Good Ole Days” session from June 18-22 offers a glimpse of mid-1800s Georgia culture. Campers will participate in wool and cotton processing, wagon rides, cane pole fishing and historic baseball.

From July 9-13, Trekkers can return to Camp Wiregrass for the “Nature’s Artists” session. Campers will create art inspired by nature and explore different art mediums including photography, pottery, sculpture and painting. The week culminates in a campers’ artwork showcase in the museum gallery. Campers will need to bring a digital camera for this session.

Female campers ages 7-12 years can attend Victorian Adventures from June 25-29.  Campers will experience the Victorian era from high-society and working-class perspectives. Campers will learn how to host a tea, make rag and corn-husk dolls, embroider, cook a traditional 1800s meal and make candles. The cost for this session is $110.

To register, email Kelly Scott at Space is limited.

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