Cherokee County History Center Announces History Makers Summer Camp: July 8-10

CANTON, GA – The Cherokee County History Center is excited to announce its History Makers Summer Camp, scheduled to take place from July 8 to July 10, 2024. This enriching and educational camp is designed to engage students in grades 3-5 with the vibrant history of Cherokee County through interactive activities, hands-on learning, and historical exploration.

As part of our commitment to making history accessible to all, the Cherokee County History Center is offering four camp scholarships for students in need. These scholarships aim to provide opportunities for children who may not otherwise be able to attend due to financial constraints.

Scholarship Application Information:

  • Application Process: To apply for a scholarship, parents or guardians must complete an application form available at historycherokee.org/summer-camp.
  • Application Deadline: The deadline to submit scholarship applications is June 20, 2024.
  • Eligibility Requirements:
    • Child must be on free or reduced school lunch. (Guardian may be asked to provide proof.)
    • Child must be in grades 3 – 5 for the 2024-2025 school year.
    • Guardian of the child must agree to provide transportation to and from camp daily during the week of camp.
    • If awarded, a $25 non-refundable fee made payable via check, cash, or credit card will be due at the time of acceptance.
    • Guardians are responsible for providing daily lunch for their camper each day.

About the History Makers Summer Camp:

  • Dates: July 8-10, 2024, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. daily
  • Location: Cherokee County History Center, 221 E. Marietta St., Canton, GA
  • Activities: The camp includes engaging activities, visits to downtown Canton historic sites, artifact analysis, storytelling sessions, and more, all designed to foster a love for history and a deeper understanding of the local heritage.

“We are thrilled to offer the History Makers Summer Camp to young historians in our community,” said Kady Yeomans, Education Manager at the Cherokee County History Center. “Through this camp, we aim to inspire a new generation of history enthusiasts and provide them with an immersive educational experience. Our scholarship program ensures that financial barriers do not prevent eager learners from participating.”

History Makers Summer Camp is open to all students in grades 3-5. Registration is $200 for History Cherokee members, and $275 for non-members.

For more information about the History Makers Summer Camp or to apply for a scholarship, please visit historycherokee.org/summer-camp or contact Kady Yeomans at kyeomans@historycherokee.org or 770-345-3288 ext. 4.

About History Cherokee

History Cherokee operates the Cherokee County History Center and the Historic Rock Barn. History Cherokee’s mission is the collection, preservation, and interpretation of Cherokee County history.

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