COLUMBIA, SC (March 8, 2012) – In an age of video games, iPods and 3D movies, it’s easy for children to spend much of their day in front of a screen. Historic Columbia Foundation is offering a Spring Break Camp with the goal of bringing fresh air, acres of gardens and historic grounds and plenty of old fashion fun and games into the Spring Break agenda for children in the Midlands.
Games planned for Spring Break Camp include:
- Hoop and Stick,
- Spin Tops and more!
In addition to outdoor play, camp kids will also learn to write with quill and ink, make crafts and churn butter. Snacks are provided. Camp runs April 2-4, 2012 from 9 am – 12 Noon and is open to children ages 8-12 years old. Cost is just $40 for members and $50 for non-members. Registration information and forms are available on the HistoricColumbia.org website at http://historiccolumbia.org/site/calendar/2012/04/02/events/spring-break-camp.
The Spring Break Camp is just one of the camps the Foundation is offering this year. Their Time Travel-themed Summer Camp will be offered June 25-29 or July 9-13 from 9 am – 4 pm. Children will take an adventure in time and explore what it was like to live in historic time periods. History will come to life through interactive games and team activities including indigo dying, marching like a Civil War soldier, making old fashion hardtack, “spotting” airplanes from the roof of the Robert Mills House, making a tie dye shirt and shopping in the Museum Shop using reproduction ration cards from Word War II. Summer Camp cost is $160 for Foundation members and $200 for non-members Registration information and forms are available for download on the historiccolumbia.org website here: http://historiccolumbia.org/site/calendar/2012/06/25/events/jump-back-in-time-time-travel-summer-camp.
About Spring Break Camp at the Foundation, James Quint, Education Coordinator, says, “Our historic house museums, gardens and grounds will become the center for outdoor play, games and crafts enjoyed by children enrolled in our Spring Break Camp.”
High resolution photos are posted on the Foundation’s Flickr account for immediate download. Direct link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/historiccolumbiafoundation/sets/72157629539379221/ (click on desired photo thumbnail, right-click to select “large” photo size, then click “download large size of this photo”).
About Historic Columbia Foundation:
In November 1961, a small group of individuals intent on saving the Ainsley Hall House from demolition, officially incorporated as the Historic Columbia Foundation. Over the next five decades the organization, which was founded on the premise of preservation and education, would take on the stewardship of seven historic properties in Richland County. Today, the organization serves as a model for local preservation efforts and interpretation of local history. The 50th Anniversary year of Historic Columbia Foundation (which officially began on November 13, 2011) will include a variety of community celebratory events. Visit http://www.historiccolumbia.org for details.