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    Lowell

    National Historical Park Massachusetts

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    Beginning September 9, due to the federal government's fiscal year close out, only cash or check payments can be accepted for fees at the Boott Mills, canal boat tours, and for Interagency Passes. Credit cards will be accepted again on October 1, 2014. More »

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Summer Camp Offerings

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Date: March 31, 2009
Contact: Phil Lupsiewicz, 978-275-1705

Looking for fun this summer? Then sign up for summer day camps that explore Lowell’s history, the Merrimack River, local national parks and much more. The Tsongas Industrial History Center offers week–long summer day camp sessions. The Center is a hands-on education partnership between the University of Massachusetts Lowell and Lowell National Historical Park located at the Boott Cotton Mill Museum in Lowell, Massachusetts.  Each camp runs Monday through Friday, 8:30 am-3:00 pm.  Summer camp programs are designed and staffed by professional educators with a ratio of one staff member for each 8-10 children. Snacks and T-shirts provided; children bring a brown bag lunch.
This year’s camp themes include:

Boott Camp, a hands-on look at the birth and growth of Lowell, where children build a canal system, weave on looms, and see how people lived over 100 years ago;
Wonders of Water explores water, power, transportation and recreation as children discover the Merrimack River on a National Park boat;
National Parks Adventures Camp, children visit four different national park areas, meet a Minute Man, and travel to the Boston Harbor Islands;
Boott Camp: Discovery! New this year, for the older camper seeking more of a challenge.  See how far you can make a rocket fly.  Explore the plants and animals along the Merrimack River and more.

Boott Camp is offered July 6-10 and July 27-July 31for ages 8 to 12 years.
Wonders of Water is offered July 20-24, & August 2-7 for ages 8 to 12 years.
National Parks Adventures is offered July 13-1, & July 27-31 for ages 10 – 14 years.
Boott Camp: Discovery is offered July 20-24 for ages 10 – 14 years.

Camps are Monday-Friday, 8:30-3:00
Price: $175 per week. Sibling discount available.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

Call 978 970-5080 for information/registration, or visit us here.

Did You Know?

Francis Gate/Guard Locks, Lowell, MA

There are 5.6 miles of canals at Lowell National Historical Park. The canals channeled the Merrimack River's 32 foot drop to Lowell's mills providing power for the mill machinery.