Parents who aren’t taking the family out of town for spring break don’t have to worry about their kids being bored during their week off from school.
Enrollment is now open for the Bartow History Museum’s 2017 spring break camp ‘Planes, Trains and Automobiles’ April 3-7 from 9 a.m. to noon at its site at 4 E. Church St. in Cartersville.
Kids ages 5 to 8 can participate in a fun-filled week of activities centered around different modes of transportation.
“BHM does a spring break camp each year to provide area children an opportunity to experience the museum and history in exciting and new ways,” Program Manager Nicole Masters said.
The museum’s location was the inspiration for the transportation theme.
“We are located directly beside the train tracks, right downtown,” Masters said. “The train is a big source of interest and excitement for many children, and that is what sparked the idea for this year’s camp theme.”
Conducted by the museum’s education staff, the camp can accommodate 60 kids per day, Masters said.
“As a smaller museum, our camps are small in turn, giving us the ability to offer individualized attention that is unrivaled in the area,” she said.
Campers will explore the uses of many types of planes and other aircraft, learn about the different parts of trains and train cars and discover some of the most unique automobiles ever manufactured, according to a press release.
Appealing to both boys and girls, the camp will allow kids to create their own vehicles, design tracks for them, have toy-car races and play games.
“Campers will use an array of materials to create their own vehicles,” Masters said.
“They will upcycle items such as bottle caps, paper tubes, rubber bands, small containers, etc. to engineer their own fantastic things that go.”
Parents can register their kids for the entire week or just certain days.
Cost is $90 for the week or $20 a day for museum members and $100 for the week or $25 a day for nonmembers.
“We hope this flexible option makes planning easier for parents,” Masters said.
To register for the camp, visit www.BartowHistoryMuseum.org.