Campers will learn about 19th-century New York City history using the museum's collection as their focus. Each summer, crafts and trips are designed to be fun and educational. Craft projects in the past have included making pierced tin lanterns and churning old-fashioned ice cream. Field trips to historic sites such as Philipsburg Manor and Historic Richmond Town show campers what life was like in the 1700s and 1800s. On the last day, campers exhibit their handmade artifacts and act as "docents" as they lead their guests on a detailed tour of the museum. Call (212) 838-6878 x. 26 or visit our camp page on our website at http://mvhm.org/pages/events/events.htm for more information.
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Here is what kids say about Neighborhood History Camp:
"I had a lot of fun."
"The counselors were all very nice and the kids made me feel welcome." "I liked making new friends."
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Travel back in time with Neighborhood History Camp! Campers explore life in 19th-century New York City via an exciting array of hands-on activities, including historic crafts, games and behind-the-scenes tours. Crafts projects in the past have included making ice cream and journaling with quills and ink. Camp sessions run from July 12-16 for ages 9-12 and from July 19-23 for ages 6-8. Join us for a camp open house on Sunday, April 11th, 11am to 4pm. Enroll now for an early registration discount.