Anthropology museum offers summer camp for kids

The 1999 Wake Forest University Museum of Anthropology Summer Camps will offer children a glimpse of Middle Eastern cultures. Day campers will explore daily life in the Middle East and learn about the geography, history and food of the region.

Camps meet the weeks of June 7, 14 and 21. Day campers will sample Middle Eastern sweets, learn how to dress for the desert, dabble in henna painting and play Middle Eastern games such as “Hit the Shadow.”

In addition to examining the influence of Islam on the many cultures of the region, children will discover how Arabic language and writing are part of the Middle East’s unique art.

Camp hours are 9 a.m.-noon Monday-Friday. The fee for each week’s camp is $55, $50 for museum members. The fee includes supplies and a snack. Camps are for children who have completed grades 1-5. Space is limited. For more information or to register, call Myrna Mackin at 336-758-5282.

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