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ABAC’s Georgia Museum of Agriculture offers Camp Wiregrass for Kids This Summer

 

TIFTON—Meeting livestock, discovering compasses, and making slime are a few of the activities that children can enjoy during Camp Wiregrass sessions this summer at the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Georgia Museum of Agriculture.

Children from 5 to 12 years old can experience these and many more adventures when they explore agriculture, history, natural resources, and STEM through fun, interactive themed day camps. Registration for all sessions of Camp Wiregrass will begin on Monday, April 8 at 10:00 a.m. online at abacgma.eventbrite.com.

“The Museum provides an amazing backdrop, allowing us to offer camps that are not just exciting and interactive for children, but also educational,” said Kelly Scott, the Museum’s Assistant Director. “This summer, we are looking forward to bringing back the 10 to 12 year old campers with The Ultimate Game Show, being held July 8-12.”

For the Munchkin campers in the 5-6 years old age range, “Season’s Greetings” and “Cotton & Chickens & Cows, Oh My!” are the two sessions available. Both camps run from 8 a.m. to noon each day with drop off from 7:30-8 a.m. and pick up from noon-12:30 p.m. The cost of each camp is $75 and includes a snack, a T-shirt, and all supplies. Campers will be going home before lunch.

During the “Season’s Greetings” session from May 28 to May 31, the Munchkin campers will walk through our four seasons. Each season will bring new activities such as meeting sheep in winter and participating in a turkey waddle competition in fall. Campers will also create crafts for each season such as caterpillars in spring and butterflies in summer.

“Cotton & Chickens & Cows, Oh My!” is scheduled for June 11-14 and offers Munchkin campers the chance to uncover the importance of Georgia. Campers will engage in games, creative crafts, and enjoyable activities to learn firsthand how Georgia farms contribute to their well-being each day. Interactive experiences include meeting the Museum’s livestock, crafting a ‘garden-in-a-glove,’ milking Buttercup, the fiberglass dairy cow, and making paper.

Camps are also available for Explorer campers ages 7-9 years old. Each of these camps runs from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., with drop off from 7:30-8 a.m. and pick up from 3-3:30 p.m. “Sail the High Seas” and “Exploring Space” are the two sessions available for Explorers. The cost of each camp is $120 and includes a snack, a T-shirt, and supplies. Campers must bring a sack lunch.

During the “Sail the High Seas” session scheduled for June 3-7, explorers are invited to get ready and embark on an epic voyage. Campers will join a crew of fearless pirates to unlock the secrets to hidden treasure. They will be divided into teams to compete in exciting challenges and games to help their pirate crew uncover the coveted treasure. Activities include building cardboard ships and exploring how compasses work.

“Exploring Space” for Explorer campers is set for June 24-28 and offers children the chance to discover the wonder and magic of space. Campers will prepare for their space mission with a physical training obstacle course, a scavenger hunt for supplies, and helping create a rocket ship. Other activities include building a satellite, learning about the solar system, and having moon walk competitions.

“The Ultimate Game Show” is a camp for 10- to 12-year-olds scheduled for July 8-12. Campers are in for an exciting treat as they dive into a week filled with the most renowned television shows and board games, all with a special focus on STEM careers. It’s a thrilling adventure where campers get to immerse themselves in a variety of games like “America Says” and “LIFE,” earn points, and collaborate with their peers. This camp runs from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., with drop off from 7:30-8 a.m. and pick up from 3-3:30 p.m. The cost per camper is $120 and includes a snack, a T-shirt, and supplies. Campers must bring a sack lunch.

Anyone interested in more information on Camp Wiregrass can contact Scott at (229) 391-5221 or at museum@abac.edu.

 

 

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