Fort Walla Walla offers summer kid camps

Rich Monacelli portrays trader William McBean during Fort Walla Walla Museum's Summer Kid Camps.<br><I>Photo contributed by Fort Walla Walla Museum

WALLA?WALLA - History comes alive with hands-on opportunities during Fort Walla Walla Museum's summer kid camps. The one-day camps are held in the museum's Pioneer Village, 755 Myra Road, Walla Walla.

The Explorers Kid Camp is scheduled for Tuesday, June 23 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. and will feature American Indian crafts, bow and arrow safety, drills with infantry soldiers and a chance to meet a trader with the Hudson's Bay Company.

The camp is designed for children ages 9-11, although some 8-year-olds may participate if their parents think they they have the ability to interact with older children. The cost is $30, which includes lunch, beverages, a certificate of achievement and an official camp T-shirt. Some financial aid is available. Registration is due June 19.

The Pioneer Kid Camp, which is scheduled for July 21, will focus on life during pioneer days, including panning for gold, blacksmith chores and old-time musical instruments.

For more information or to register for the camps, go to, e-mail or call 509-525-7703.


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