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Fort Niagara holds 'Winter Camp for Kids'

by jmaloni
Sat, Mar 5th 2011 11:00 am
The young participants who portrayed a French military unit on a winter journey make camp and learn to make a fire with flint and steel so that they may pool their rations and cook pea soup. (photo by Wayne Peters)
The young participants who portrayed a French military unit on a winter journey make camp and learn to make a fire with flint and steel so that they may pool their rations and cook pea soup. (photo by Wayne Peters)
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Old Fort Niagara held its popular "Winter Camp for Kids" on the fort grounds, Feb. 22-24. The sold-out camp offered area youngsters a chance to experience life 250 years ago and learn some of the skills needed to survive without modern conveniences.

The kids drilled as a military unit, went on a winter journey, learning to make camp and start a fire with flint and steel, tried walking on snowshoes and participated in many crafts.

All said, the camp was a great way for the kids to learn history, acquire new skills and have fun while doing it.



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