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Contact: Patricia Butts, 334-727-6390
Contact: Robert Stewart, 334-724-0922
TUSKEGEE, AL– Tuskegee Institute and Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Sites invite children 5 – 12 years of age to attend Junior Ranger Summer Camp 2014. This multi-session program on Saturdays, July 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. will focus on the timeline of Tuskegee and its pursuit of excellence and self-sufficiency. The camp will be delivered in two phases: one at Tuskegee Institute NHS and at Tuskegee Airmen NHS.
The students of Tuskegee applied what they learned in the classroom to construct the original buildings on the campus. The Junior Rangers will learn some of those same skills taught to the Tuskegee students of the late 1800’s and early to mid-1900s. This experience will be fun and educational. Junior Rangers will learn how to make bricks, grow and cultivate crops and create paper in the manner that George Washington Carver taught his students. The intention is for every participant to walk away with the understanding of how important nature is to our society.
The second two-week phase of the program takes place at Tuskegee Airmen NHS. There, the Junior Rangers will receive a full Tuskegee Airmen experience. The joy of model airplane building inspired many of the Tuskegee Airmen to dreams of flight and motivated them to become pilots. Youth will take part in training regiments and building historic model airplanes like the P-40 WarHawks and P-51 Mustangs that the Tuskegee Airmen Flew during World War II.
Youth participating for the entire four weeks will earn an airplane ride with the Black Pilots of America (BPA) and earn 1 hour of accredited flight time on the National Aviation register. Spaces are limited and are sure to fill up quickly you won’t want to miss out on this opportunity! This event is FREE and open to the public. For more information and to register, contact Park Ranger Robert Stewart at 334-724-0922 or visit www.nps.gov/tuai.
Directions to the Sites: Tuskegee Institute NHS From Montgomery, AL – Follow I-85 North and travel approximately 32 miles to exit 32 (Tuskegee Institute NHS - Tuskegee University). Exit right onto Pleasant Springs Drive. Travel 4-5 miles following Tuskegee University signs to Franklin Road. Turn left on Franklin Road and travel 4 miles. Turn left onto West Montgomery Road and take the next left at the first traffic light into the Tuskegee University campus gates. The Kellogg Conference Center is on the right and the George Washington Carver Museum is directly behind the Kellogg Center.
Parking is available in the parking deck behind the Kellogg Center. Take a right on the unmarked road just beyond the Kellogg Center. Enter the garage and park on the second level; take the breezeway across to the rear of the museum and follow path around to the front.
From Atlanta, GA - Follow I-85 South to exit 38 (Tuskegee - Notasulga). Turn left on Hwy. 81 South; travel approximately 4 miles. There are several curves in the road; continue to follow the signs for AL-81 South. Turn left on Main Street (Valero Gas Station). Turn right on West Montgomery Road, travel approximately 1 mile. Turn right at the second traffic light into the Tuskegee University campus gates. The Kellogg Conference Center will be on the right and the George Washington Carver Museum is directly behind the Kellogg Center.
Tuskegee Airmen NHS From Montgomery, AL - Follow I-85 North to exit 38 (Tuskegee Notasulga). Turn right on Hwy. 81; travel one mile. Turn left on Hwy. 81 South; travel one mile. Turn left on Chappie James Ave. (alternate route 81); travel ¾ mile to the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site Parking on left.
From Atlanta GA - Follow I-85 South to exit 38 (Tuskegee-Notasulga). Turn left on Hwy. 81 South; travel one mile. Turn left on Chappie James Ave. (alternative route 81); travel ¾ mile to the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site parking lot on the left.
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