Live Tucson’s History – Ages 8-12
Weeks of June 7 and June 21
8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Camp participants will experience how people in the Presidio lived through a series of hands-on activities. These activities may include blacksmithing/tinsmithing, training to be a Spanish soldier, experiencing foods that are native to the Sonoran Desert, or even candle making. Click here for more information and to register.

Archaeology – Ages 10-14
Week of June 14
8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be an archaeologist? Well now is your chance to find out! Campers will learn how archaeologists really work through a series of hands-on activities that include prehistoric tools, excavating our simulated site, and analyzing the artifacts that they have found. Click here for more information and to register.

Bilingual Theater/Re-enactment Summer Camp – Ages 9-15
June 21 – 25
8:30 am – 2:30 pm

Learn local history through play: role play, theatrical re-enactment and fictional dramatization of historical events. The Presidio Museum is the ideal setting for young imaginations to bring Tucson’s unique history alive. With guidance from historians, archaeologists and dramatists, and access to a wide array of period structures, backdrops, costumes and props, young participants will truly feel they are living history. Extra bonus: this camp will be taught by a bilingual teacher who will provide immersion learning of Spanish.

Activities include:
• Play-acting and creation of short skits based on historical characters and events using period costumes and sets
• Traditional games and play activities
• Hands-on local agricultural practices
• Spanish language usage throughout with translations for non-Spanish speakers, plus exposure to O’odham and Apache vocabulary

Pre-registration required. Click here for more information and to register.

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