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History Day Camp

May 28, 9 a.m.3 p.m.

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Fort Towson Historic Site will host “History Day Camp” for kids ages nine to 12 from Tuesday, May 28, through Thursday, May 30. The camp takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.

During the three-day camp, young people can explore the site with physical and experiential learning activities that will encourage them to learn what life was like in the 1840s. Historical interpreters will lead campers in hands-on activities such as archaeology, military drills, old-fashioned games, and hands-on crafts.

Whether taking part in an 1840s baseball game, learning to roll a wooden barrel, surveying the landscape, surveying the topography or just enjoying the beauty of nature, this camp experience will encourage all types of learners to be curious about their surroundings. Some camp activities will take kids into the kitchen to experience the time-honored art of bread baking and enjoying their fresh-baked goods. Various crafts, art projects, card playing and videos will be planned during lunch.

Registration is required and limited to 15 students on a first come, first served basis. You may register by calling 580-873-2634, emailing fttowson@history.ok.gov or visiting the Fort Towson Historic Site. The deadline to apply is May 3. The Fort Towson Historic Site is located at 896 N. 4375 Rd. in Fort Towson.

This camp is made possible by the Carolyn Watson Rural Oklahoma Community Foundation.

About the Carolyn Watson Rural Oklahoma Community Foundation: The Carolyn Watson Rural Oklahoma Community Foundation was established in 1995 by the late Carolyn Watson, CEO and chairman of Shamrock Bank, N.A. Since its establishment, the Foundation has provided more than $3.5 million to schools, charitable organizations, and state and local government entities working to improve the quality of life in rural Oklahoma communities. The grant programs are administered by the Oklahoma City Community Foundation. For more information, visit www.occf.org/ruraloklahoma.

About the Oklahoma City Community Foundation: Founded in 1969, the Oklahoma City Community Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity that works with donors to create charitable funds that will benefit our community both now and in the future. To learn more about the Oklahoma City Community Foundation, visit www.occf.org.


May 28
9 a.m.–3 p.m.
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Fort Towson Historic Site
896 N 4375 Road, Fort Towson, OK 74735