Our Summer History Day Camp is a week filled with activities, presenters for children ages 8-12. Each year is a different focus on a specific time period. Past years have includes Native American and frontier culture, and a Civil War theme. Camp normally is scheduled for a week in late July of each year. Get application.
The 2019 camp featured World War I & II. Scheduled activities included the appearance of a World War I 'doughboy'; a visit from a World War II soldier; and the arrival of Amelia Earhart, the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. Other activities included the history of flight (children creating a small balsa wood glider and testing their skills at 'piloting' it), a visit to the Williamsport cemetery, creating camp tee shirts and and writing present-day soldiers and creating care packages for them.
In 2018, camp focused on the Civil War and 19th Century Life. Through a variety of hands-on activities and crafts, Day Campers learned about the Civil War and what it was like to live in the 19th century. Activities included: a day in the life of a civil war soldier and eating hardtack; Victorian calling cards, etiquette & tea; tour of Rowley House & Millionaires’ Row; creating a seashell covered box and designing a tee shirt; and, a visit from Queen Victoria.
The 2017 Summer History Day Camp focused on Native American Life and Frontier Culture. Activities included a simulated archaeological dig, a Native American drumming demonstration, speakers and arts and crafts.
There is a fee and advanced registration is required. For Historical Society members, the cost is $60. For non-members, the cost is $70. To register your child, call the Taber Museum at 570-326-3326 for an application or download an application. For more information, please call the museum.