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Tsongas Industrial History Center Offers Summer Day Camp!

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Date: March 4, 2011
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; In Boott Camp: Discovery! campers become inventors and test their creations; Wonders of Water explores water, power, transportation and recreation as children discover the Merrimack River on a National Park boat; in National Parks Adventures Camp, children visit five different national park areas, meet a Minute Man, and travel to the Boston Harbor Islands.

Boott Camp is offered July 11-15 and July 25-29

Boott Camp: Discovery! is offered August 8 -12.

Wonders of Water is offered August 1-5.

National Parks Adventures is offered July 18-22 and August 1-5

Camps are Monday-Friday, 8:30-3:00

Price: $175 per week. Sibling discount available.

Sign-up begins March 14, 2011. Boott Camp and Wonders of Water are open to boys and girls ages 8 to 12 Boott Camp: Discovery! and National Parks Adventures for those 10 to 14. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Call 978 970-5080 for information/registration, or visit www.uml.edu/tsongas.

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Did You Know?

Photo of mill workers outside of a Boardinghouse

There were female and male overseers in the mills of Lowell in the 19th century. In Rev. Henry Miles' book, Lowell As It Was, and As It Is, he mentions that the Boott Cotton Mills has recently opened a new weave room and it is being overseen by two women overseers. More...