Junior Ranger Camps - Summer 2013 - July 10 & 11; July 17 & 18; July 31 & Aug. 1; Aug. 7 & 8 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Two day camp sessions for children 9 - 13 years of age, free, reservations required. Call 301-320-1410.
The theme for 2013 is Civil War to Civil Rights. 2013 marks the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and the 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech.
Campers will explore Clara Barton NHS and learn about Clara Barton's growing involvement in Civil Rights for African Americans during the 1860s. Also about the challenges faced by African American soldiers and how Clara Barton worked to meet their needs during the Civil War. We will carry the theme forward 100 years and learn how Glen Echo Park was part of the 1960s Civil Rights Movement. Fun, hands-on learning activities enhance the camps and campers receive Junior Ranger Badges for both sites.
Did You Know?
Clara Barton was born on December 25, 1821 in North Oxford, Massachusetts. The house she was born in is preserved by The Barton Center for Diabetes Education, Inc. as the Clara Barton Birthplace Museum.