Anthropology Museum Offers Summer Camp for Kids

As a cool alternative to the summer heat, elementary school children can participate in “Arctic Adventures” at Wake Forest University’s Museum of Anthropology.

Summer camps will be held the weeks of June 8, 15 and 22. Day campers will explore the environmental challenges facing Arctic peoples. Included in the planned activities are designing, making and learning to use snowshoes, snow goggles, and visors. The children will enjoy playing Yupik and Inuit games. In addition to being fun, the games help Native American children develop hand-eye coordination essential for most Arctic survival skills.

Children will also hear the legends and see artwork to help them gain insight into the Arctic peoples’ view of the world, said the museum’s curator of education, Beverlye Hancock.

Camp hours are 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Monday-Friday. The fee for each camp is $50.

This includes supplies and a snack. Children must have completed grades 1-5. Space is limited. For more information or to register, call 336-758-5282.

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