Thursday, August 6, 2015

Two weeks of summer fun for kids in Westport

For two sessions in August, at the Westport Historical Society, children ages 5 - 12 can participate in exciting activities led by their Educational Director, Elizabeth DeVoll. Both programs are offered Monday through Thursday from 10am to 2pm.

On August 10 and continuing until August 13, the theme is archeology! Children will have fun and excitement digging around in the past. We will dig up all sorts of facts about our history! Participants will explore natural and timeless crafts and hobbies as well as meet a rock expert who will share his awesome collection. They'll sculpt arrowheads, paint and design walking sticks, weave a basket, learn to play marbles and make a marble bag. Outdoor games and town walks are planned. The exciting finale will be a visit to Sherwood Island for a real dig.

The following week, from August 17 through August 20, junior inventors, engineers, builders and thinkers will enjoy an active and imaginative four days jam-packed with engaging fun. Build robots, shadow boxes, classic wooden games, unique and personalized building blocks, and that's just the beginning! Plenty of outdoor games, local walking tours and snacks are sure to please this group of creative thinkers!
Campers bring a bag lunch daily. Snacks and drinks are provided.
Junior Archeologists, August 10- 13, Junior Inventors, August 17-20 Cost: Registration is required, $190/members, $225/non-members; sibling discounts. Westport Historical Society, 25 Avery Place, across from Town Hall. Register on line at or call 203-222-1424.  
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