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Adventures in Pioneer Living

          -- for children ages 8 through 13 --
Traditional Week long morning camp, June 20-24, 9-11:45am

** The camp is filled for 2022. Please contact the museum to be added to the Wait list, or to be added to our e-mail list for next year.**

You can experience life as an Indian or as a Pioneer!

The year is 1792.
European settlers, mostly of Scotch-Irish heritage have begun settling here, in the Depreciation Lands. Carving a home out of the forest is a real challenge for many. Perhaps the Pioneer settlers and the local Indians, who have been hunting in this land for generations, will learn to respect each other and share skills which could improve the lives of both groups.

Registration for the camp is open to children 8-13 years of age. The week-long Camp runs from 9:00 am until 11:45 am, and includes Indian and Pioneer units.

This camp appeals to children who enjoy returning to the slower pace of life 200 years ago. Each Unit will focus on skills required for living during the early days of the Depreciation Lands. You will learn the history and lore of the area along with techniques such as cooking over an open fire, flint lock fire arms, spinning yarn & weaving cloth or twining rope. As in all families, we work together, with older children sharing tasks and helping the younger ones. Both Pioneers and Indians will be recruited for the Militia, as in pioneer times.

You will receive an historically appropriate costume to borrow and wear during the camp. Tuition also includes all materials and supplies.

Don't miss this unique opportunity to become part of history!

Advance Registration is now open for returning campers. Registration for new campers opens March 7, 2022

**Pre-paid Registration is required.**
Fees for the week-long camp are $100.00 for non-member children. A discount is available for children of members immediate families.

**Early registration is advisable since spaces are limited**

Register and pay ON-LINE here.

Adult and teen Camp Assistants are a vital part of Adventures in Pioneer Living. An Assistant is a role model and an inspiration to campers, and assists the Unit Leader with all aspects of the camp. If you are interested in volunteering as an Assistant, please see the next page to learn more, and to apply for a position.

For more information e-mail the Museum -or- call 412-486-0563 to leave a message.

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