ArchiCamp


June 20 – 22, 2017camp photo from ArchiCamp 2015

The General Lew Wallace Study & Museum hosts ArchiCamp in partnership with Indiana Landmarks. The three-day camp will be held June 20-22, 2017, and is open to students ages 8-12. The camp costs $25 and scholarships are available. Snacks will be provided each day, but campers should bring a sack lunch.

ArchiCamp is an architecture-based camp that uses historic architecture to educate excite children about local history and instills stewardship and responsibility for our cultural heritage. During the three-day camp, students will learn about Crawfordsville’s architectural heritage, including the historic Study building. Campers will take walking tours, learn about architectural terms, do architecture-related crafts, learn about careers in historic preservation, and discuss preservation successes in our community.

 

Pick-up and Drop-off

Tuesday – Thursday, June 20-22, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

General Lew Wallace Study & Museum, 200 Wallace Avenue. Please park in the lot off of Elston for pickup and drop off. Participants are expected to attend all sessions of ArchiCamp. Your family is expected to provide transportation to and from the Museum.

 

Clothing

We will spend several hours outside each day, weather permitting, so please bring sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, and sweatshirt or coat.

 

Food

A light morning and afternoon snack will be provided. Please let us know if you have any food allergies. Participants should bring a sack lunch each day.

 

Information and Registration

Day One: Campers will explore parts of the Study building and Carriage House, take a walking tour of Elston’s Grove, create a local building from recycled materials, and create miniature stained glass “windows.”

Day Two: Campers will visit many sites in Crawfordsville, including the Athena Center and the Masonic Lodge. Students will also create their own plaster brick and speak with a local archaeologist about careers in historic preservation.

Day Three: Campers will learn about bridges and test out different types to see what type is the strongest. They will also explore downtown Crawfordsville.

Download the information sheet and registration forms below. If you are registering more than one camper, we will need one registration form per child.

 

Information Sheet   Registration Form

 

Camp Sponsorship

In order to provide this experience to families for only $25, we rely on donations from organizations, businesses, and individuals to sponsor students for $75. If you are interested in sponsoring a local child, or if you would like to register a student for ArchiCamp, please contact Amanda McGuire at amcguire@ben-hur.com or at (765) 362-5769.

This program is made possible by our generous sponsors to date: American Legion Byron Cox Post 72; Psi Iota Xi – Gamma Xi Chapter; Fraternal Aerie #1005, Fraternal Order of Eagles; Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 6; Montgomery County Extension Homemakers; Montgomery Lodge No. 50, F&A.M.; Marie Stocks; Delta Theta Tau – Epsilon Omega Chapter; and Montgomery County Retired Teachers Association.

 

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