This June the General Lew Wallace Study & Museum will host ArchiCamp in partnership with Indiana Landmarks. The camp will be held June 14-15 and is open to students ages 8-12. The camp costs $25 and scholarships are available. Registration is now open.
ArchiCamp is an architecture-based camp that uses historic architecture to educate and excite children about local history and instills stewardship and responsibility for our cultural heritage. During the two-day camp, students will learn about Crawfordsville’s architectural heritage, including the historic Study building.
Campers will take walking tours, learn about architectural terms, make architecture-based crafts, build local buildings from cardboard boxes and learn about careers in historic preservation and discuss preservation successes in our community.
Camp begins at 9 a.m. and runs until 3 p.m. Drop-off and pick-up are at the Carriage House off Elston Avenue. Snacks will be provided each day, but campers should bring a sack lunch. For more information about ArchiCamp and to download a registration form, visit www.ben-hur.com/programs/archicamp.
In order to provide this experience to families for only $25, organizers rely on donations from businesses, individuals and organizations to sponsor students for $75. Sponsors this year to date are Psi Iota Xi – Gamma Xi Chapter and Crawfordsville Main Street.
Anyone interested in sponsoring a local child, or to register a student for camp, contact Amanda McGuire at email@example.com or at 765-362-5769.
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