posted on June 29, 2012 18:28
It’s a camp packed with art and rich history with a Batavia flare. The Holland Land Office Museum is kicking off their summer camp on July 24th and it will teach young kids the history of Batavia.
Coordinator of the Summer Program Anne Marie Starowitz said their field first trip will be to the Cemetery on Harvester Avenue.
“There going to learn about the famous Batavians that began Batavia and are buried there. The highlight of the program this year, I think is they’re going to do a play and the children are going to become these famous people and the stage will be the museum,” said Starowitz.
Starowitz said the camp is not only fun, but its educational. She said they will be having a muck day where kids will get a simulated experience of how it was to work on the muck.
“They’re going to be picking up potatoes and onions, they’re going to have relay races, but first there are going to get an overview of what it was like working on the muck,” said Starowitz.
Starowitz said the camp is an opportunity for children to learn where they came from. And she said it’s very important to know your past in order to move forward into the future.
“As far as I’m concerned this is their history and when they get into school they’ll be learning more about their history, but they need the background of where they came from,” said Starowitz.
Starowitz said they only have four spots left open for the camp. She said if your child is interested in history this camp will especially help nurture that passion.
The History Hero’s Summer Camp is for children ages 7 to 11 and the program includes lunch. The last day of registration is Tuesday July 3rd and you can call the Holland Land Office Museum for more information and pricing information at 585-343-4727.