The Foundation for Historical Louisiana will sponsor two sessions of its Louisiana Lagniappe summer camps for children 7 to 12 years old.
The camp sessions are scheduled on June 13 to 17 and on July 11 to 15 at the Old Governor’s Mansion in Baton Rouge.
Natalie Mead, FHL’s Museum curator and director of education, will direct the camp activities. The cost of camp is $140 for FHL members and $180 for guests per session. Camp cost includes morning and afternoon snacks, but campers need to bring a lunch. The camp hours are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with optional early drop off at 7:30 a.m. and late pick-up at 5:30 p.m. The early and late stay option is offered for an additional $30.
Camp Session 1: Bring the Past to Life, June 13 to 17. This session will revive the history of the Louisiana Old Governor’s Mansion by exploring a different decade each day. Starting with the 1920 and ending in the 1960s, campers will learn about Louisiana’s pivotal role in U.S. history through stories, games, music and crafts.
Camp Session 2: Protect and Preserve History, July 11 to 15. Discover Louisiana’s rich history, architecture and culture during this session. Building on the mission of the Foundation for Historical Louisiana, this camp will tailor art projects and tours to the study and appreciation of preservation and architecture.
Campers will learn about the field of historic preservation and rehabilitation through stories, tours of downtown Baton Rouge and hands-on learning.
For more information on the Louisiana Lagniappe camp, call Amelia Gilmore at (225) 387-2464, ext. 201.