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Cambridge Junction Historic State Park - Kids Camp II, ages 6 to 8

2022-07-27T14:00:00Z 2022-07-29T16:00:00Z Cambridge Junction Historic State Park - Kids Camp II, ages 6 to 8

Fee: $15 per day/per child (no charge for required accompanying adult)
Only $10 per child/per day for children of Friends of Walker Tavern members!
Registration is limited to 15 campers - please contact Laurie Perkins

Instead of Jumping in the Lake this July, why not jump into History! Kids ages 6 to 8 with an accompanying adult will enjoy two hours of fun and discovery through history-related activities.

  • Wednesday - Spice it up with Apples!
    Explore the uses of apples in everything from pies to toys. Spice up your experience as you learn where spices come from and how they were used in cooking during the 1840s!
  • Thursday - Learn some basic 1840s farm chores.
    Once you have learned how to wash clothes and make your bed, you will compete against your fellow campers in a relay race to see who can do their chores faster and better! Then relax, as you make an 1840 tin punch reflector!
  • Friday - Spend some corny time in the 19th century!
    Learn how to grind corn in a tree stump, identify the various types of corn and their history. Plant corn in a jar so you can watch it grow on your own windowsill and listen to park interpreters tell "corny" jokes.

After each day's session, spend some time in the park - Cambridge Junction Historic State Park offers grills, picnic tables and short walking paths so you can get outdoors, have a picnic or enjoy a walk-in nature! What a great way for adults and children to spend time together this summer!

Cambridge Junction Historic State Park—one of the Michigan History Center's museums and historic sites—is located 35 miles west of Ann Arbor, at the junction of U.S. 12 and M-50; a Recreation Passport is required for park entry. Read more Cambridge Junction visitor information.

We invite you to explore our online calendar, where you'll find all Michigan History Center events throughout the state.

Updated 06/07/2022

13220 M-50, Brooklyn, Michigan, 49230
Event Date

July 27, 2022 10:00 AM

July 29, 2022 12:00 PM

Contact Information
Laurie Perkins

Historian

Fee: $15 per day/per child (no charge for required accompanying adult)
Only $10 per child/per day for children of Friends of Walker Tavern members!
Registration is limited to 15 campers - please contact Laurie Perkins

Instead of Jumping in the Lake this July, why not jump into History! Kids ages 6 to 8 with an accompanying adult will enjoy two hours of fun and discovery through history-related activities.

  • Wednesday - Spice it up with Apples!
    Explore the uses of apples in everything from pies to toys. Spice up your experience as you learn where spices come from and how they were used in cooking during the 1840s!
  • Thursday - Learn some basic 1840s farm chores.
    Once you have learned how to wash clothes and make your bed, you will compete against your fellow campers in a relay race to see who can do their chores faster and better! Then relax, as you make an 1840 tin punch reflector!
  • Friday - Spend some corny time in the 19th century!
    Learn how to grind corn in a tree stump, identify the various types of corn and their history. Plant corn in a jar so you can watch it grow on your own windowsill and listen to park interpreters tell "corny" jokes.

After each day's session, spend some time in the park - Cambridge Junction Historic State Park offers grills, picnic tables and short walking paths so you can get outdoors, have a picnic or enjoy a walk-in nature! What a great way for adults and children to spend time together this summer!

Cambridge Junction Historic State Park—one of the Michigan History Center's museums and historic sites—is located 35 miles west of Ann Arbor, at the junction of U.S. 12 and M-50; a Recreation Passport is required for park entry. Read more Cambridge Junction visitor information.

We invite you to explore our online calendar, where you'll find all Michigan History Center events throughout the state.

Updated 06/07/2022