POSTED: Sunday, October 28, 2012 - 6:00am
UPDATED: Sunday, October 28, 2012 - 6:04am
Baton Rouge, La (NBC33) — The Foundation for Historical Louisiana (FHL) will offer a fall educational camp in November for children interested in learning about Louisiana’s history and heritage in a fun, friendly environment. It is called Louisiana Lagniappe.
The camp will take place from Monday, Nov.19th through Wednesday, Nov. 21st – the week of the Thanksgiving Holiday—at the Old Governor's Mansion in Baton Rouge. The camp hours will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with optional extended hours from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The camps were recommended by the FHL board of directors to reach out to young children interested in knowing more about their history and their heritage.
The focus of this camp will be Native American life and exploration in Louisiana. Campers will participate in an archaeological dig, design their own pottery, follow animal tracks, and explore downtown Baton Rouge through an exciting scavenger hunt. They will also learn how to weave and will create their own basket for scavenging.
The camp is open to children from the ages of 6 to 10 years. Amelia Gilmore, FHL's director of education, will direct the camp activities. The cost of the camp is $75 for members and $100 for guests. The early and late stay option is offered for an additional $20. For more information on the Louisiana Lagniappe camp, please call Amelia Gilmore at 225-387-2464 ext.11.