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Greenwich Historical Society To Host Summer Camp

GREENWICH, Conn. — Children who enjoy art and history may want to explore the Greenwich Historical Society's summer camp.

The History and Art Summer Camp is based at Bush-Holley Historic Site and offers an interactive, two-week experience designed around artifacts and original art at the site. Bush-Holley House is Greenwich's only National Historic Landmark.

The house illustrates two distinct periods — the "new nation" era from 1790 to 1825 and the period from the late 1800s to early 1900s when it was home to America's first art colony. Campers will focus on Colonial history for the first week and study art during the second. A field trip and a Friday Parents Day are part of each week's schedule.

The professional staff includes museum educators and counselors who have a special interest in art and history. Reenactors, working artists, musicians and guest educators round out the leadership team.

Activities will vary by age group but may include games, baking, soap and candle making, weaving, acting and role playing. In the second week, kids will get the chance to explore painting, pastels, sculpture, origami and photography. Art shows and performances cap off each session.

Here is the schedule:

Session A

• Early American Life, grades 4–7, June 29, July 2–6

• Art Colony Experience, grades 4–7, July 9–13 Session B

• Early American Life, grades 1–3 (grade 4, if preferred), July 16–20

• Art Colony Experience, grades 1–3 (grade 4, if preferred), July 23–27

To learn more about the camp and to download a brochure, visit http://www.greenwichhistory.org or call camp director Jaime Villaneda at 203-869-6899, ext. 31 . A limited number of need-based scholarships are available. Single-week sessions may be available based on enrollment.

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