• large wooden spikes jut out from a large wooden angular wall lit by sunlight. verdant grass surrounds it.

    Fort Stanwix

    National Monument New York

Summer Educators' Encampment July 10th & 11th

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Date: May 17, 2010
Contact: Valerie Morgan, 315-336-4448

Rome, NY: As part of the park's 75th Anniversary events, teachers, professors and educators from around the state are invited to Fort Stanwix National Monument for a special Educator's Encampment July 10th and 11th. Educators of every age from preschool to lifelong learning, and from disciplines such as special education, music, art and physical education are encouraged to participate in the encampment. The encampment will include hands-on experiences such as making dinner in the fireplace, drilling with muskets, and spending the night in the soldiers' barracks, amongst other exciting activities. Along with the many experiential opportunities to share with your students, you will be provided with materials to take back to your classrooms and use in your lessons and a certificate of participation for potential in-service credit.

The program will run from 3 p.m. Saturday, July 10th to 10 a.m. Sunday, July 11th. Please remember that because you will be living "in the 18th century," plan to share rooms with other people. Due to available space, the program is limited to only 100 people; reservations will be on a first come, first serve basis. The last day to register for the program is Saturday, July 3rd. In addition, because of space limitations, family members will not be able to participate in the program. If less than 50 people make reservations the program will be canceled. For more information, please contact the park's education coordinator, Valerie Morgan at 315-336-4448.

Because of the mold, mildew, dust, and straw inside the fort, people with severe allergies and asthma are cautioned to consider their participation in this event. Additionally, please bring your sleeping bags and pillows, and a blanket to lie over the straw beds.

Fort Stanwix National Monument is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission to the park is free. Activities are ongoing unless noted. For more information about upcoming events please call the park at (315) 338-7730. Please visit the park's web page at www.nps.gov/fost for additional information about the park and up-to-date news about park events.

                  
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Did You Know?

2 men in fine trimmed coats walk through a gate saluting with swords

At the time of the American Revolution, boys as young as 14 could become an officer in the British Army, and command men 2 to 3 times their age.