June 05, 2017

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History adventure camp planned June 12-16 at First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, JUNE 5, 2017 – Young historians have a chance to experience history and have some fun at the Hands-on History Summer Adventure Day Camp June 12-16 at First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site in St. Charles.

This week-long camp is an opportunity for young historians to learn about Missouri history and 1800s skills and crafts using an interactive hands-on approach. Each day will be filled with games, activities and crafts exploring the skills and abilities pioneers and Native Americans needed to survive and be self-sufficient in the 1800s on the Missouri frontier.

Each day will have a different theme, including Frontier Skills Day, Native American Day, Keep the Home Fires Burning, It’s Woman’s Work and a Man’s World and Old Fashion Fun.

The camp is for 3rd to 6th grade levels and the cost is $100 plus a $20 registration fee. To register, contact the historic site at 636-940-3322. 

Missouri State Parks is celebrating 100 years in 2017. Visitors can experience all the park system has to offer with the Centennial Passport. Visit for more information. 

First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site is located at 200 South Main St. in St. Charles. For more information on state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.