Summer History Camp: World War I Centennial

Monday, June 26, 2017 - 9:00am to Friday, June 30, 2017 - 12:00pm

The summer history camp is a week-long emersion into history for children ages 9-12. This year theme, World War I Centennial, commemorates the 100 years since America entered "the war to end all wars." Nearly 61,000 North Carolinians were drafted in 1917 and 1918 for a world war that began several years earlier. Eventually, 2,375 Tar Heels died in the war, and more than 200 received medal. Campers will participate in several activities covering a soldiers life to home front perspectives. A sampling of activities include making a trench periscope, buying war bonds, re-enacting the famous Christmas truce of 1914, Cherokee code talking, letter writing to and from the war front, and learning about the music, movies, and writing that came out of "The Great War."

Camp fee is $30. Scholarships are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis between April 1-30. Proof of the child's age must be presentated at time of registration.General registration opens May 2. The camp accepts a maximum of 30 chidren. Camp starts each day at 9:00 am and ends at 12 noon.

If you need more information, please call Leisa Greathouse at 910-486-1330 or email leisa.greathouse@ncdcr.gov.