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Old Fort Niagara announces 'Winter Camp for Kids'

by jmaloni
Sat, Feb 5th 2011 04:15 pm
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Children ages 8-13 will have the opportunity to step back in time during Old Fort Niagara's fourth annual "Winter Camp for Kids" Feb. 22-24. Among the many activities planned on the grounds of the fort, located at Fort Niagara State Park in Youngstown, are snowshoeing, fire building with flint and steel, painting toy soldiers, Native American food ways, 18th century cooking, games of snow snakes, and a wilderness adventure called "Jolicoeur's Journey."

Camp hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day and sessions are scheduled to coincide with local school districts' winter break. Cost for all three days is $120 per child.

Additional information, including a full schedule of activities, is available at www.oldfortniagara.org.

In the photos, preparation of an 18th century meal in the fort's 1762 bakehouse; children build a campfire using flint and steel; learning to use snowshoes; and making a strawberry drink as part of a session on Native American food ways. 

Openings are limited. All participants must register in advance by calling 745-7611.

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