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Mississippi Department of Archives and History’s museums and historic sites across the state offer summer camps for a variety of ages, with focuses ranging from Native American culture to life in the 19th century to the natural world. Check back for summer 2017 camp dates!

 Kids' Camps 2015

 

Historic Jefferson College:

Naturalist Camps

Children ages 10-12 will get a close up look at insects, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, bugs, and plants through hands-on projects and observation in the field. Cost is $35, pre-registration is required.  For more information call 601-442-2901 or email info@historicjeffersoncollege.com.

Children ages 7-9 will learn about nature through observation and fun, hands-on crafts. Cost is $35, pre-registration is required.  For more information call 601-442-2901 or email info@historicjeffersoncollege.com.

 

Grand Village of the Natchez Indians

Discovery Weeks

Children ages 7-9 will play stickball, learn about flint-knapping and pottery, walk nature trails, play games, and make crafts. Cost is $40 and includes all supplies. For more information or reservations, call 601-446-6502 or email info@natchezgrandvillage.com.

Children ages 5-6 will play Native American games, create small crafts, pottery, nature lessons, and stories. Cost is $20 and includes all supplies. For more information or reservations, call 601-446-6502 or email info@natchezgrandvillage.com.

 

Eudora Welty House and Garden

Welty Writers Workshops

High school students in Hinds, Madison, and Rankin counties are invited to apply to the Welty Writers Workshop that will take place on Mondays in June. Germantown High School creative writing teacher Jamie Dickson will lead students in a workshop environment similar to that of a college writing class. Registration is $40.  Limited scholarships are available. For more information call 601-354-5214 or email info@eudoraweltyhouse.com.

 

Winterville Mounds

Summer Fun Days

Children will learn about Native American culture through arts and crafts and special presentations. Activities include pottery making, beading, face painting, storytelling, headband making, hand-rattle construction, as well as archery. Registration for individuals or groups is required ahead of time. Admission is free. For more information or to register, please call 662-334-4684 or email info@wintervillemounds.com.