Day Camp at Clinton House Museum
We are excited to host the children of Single Parent Scholarship Fund of NWA scholarship recipients for a day of learning and fun! Camp is Wednesday, July 31st from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Clinton House Museum in Fayetteville. This one-day experience is FREE and for children entering first grade through sixth grade. We have 15 open spots. (We will manage drop offs from 8 to 8:30 and pick ups from 4 to 4:30.)
The Clinton House Museum is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization. Besides being an historic house museum, our mission includes providing programs that promote public service, civic engagement, and Arkansas history and leadership.
The Clinton House Museum 2019 summer camp is a one-day interactive experience that fosters civic engagement within children. The camp will be held at this historic home, the house Bill and Hillary Clinton were married in and Bill organized for his first elected position out of the dining room. The focus this summer is on the importance of public service in its many different forms and how everyday citizens can make an impact in their community. We will even have a guest speaker that is a public servant from the local community so that the children can learn about the everyday life and job of a government official.
During this one-day experience, children will learn about the history of the Clinton House Museum, how the electoral college works, and the campaign process. Though this is an educational day camp, there is plenty of room for fun, creativity, and socializing. Activities include an inside and around the house scavenger hunt and outdoor games. In addition, the children will learn about and simulate the election process by designing their own campaign and taking a final vote. This will give them a chance to express what issues are important to them in the form of a campaign and see how their proposed solutions would hold up in front of other kids.
Lunch and snacks will be provided, and all participants will take home goodies to reinforce the day’s lessons.
The camp has been planned and will be directed by Maggie Hegarty, a certified teacher in history and social studies. Numerous other museum staff and volunteers will be assisting throughout the day.
If you have any questions about the day, please feel free to call the museum office at 479.444.0066.
To register your child, please fill out the form below. If you are registering more than one child, please submit one form per child.