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If your kids are history buffs, you might want to check out this virtual camp

Kids missing summer camp during the coronavirus can learn about Jamestown and Yorktown history online from the comfort of their homes. (WYDaily/ Courtesy of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation)
Kids missing summer camp during the coronavirus can learn about Jamestown and Yorktown history online from the comfort of their homes. (WYDaily/ Courtesy of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation)

Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown is hosting a kids camp starting June 24.

The new virtual camp, which meets an hour each day, is for kids in grades 1-3. Registration is $25 for four weeks at either museum camp or $45 for eight weeks at both museums.

The museums had canceled their normal summer camps due to the coronavirus but are now scheduled to reopen on June 24, according to a news release.

Each camp has crafts, stories and meets every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Here are the two Digital Explorers programs:

Jamestown Digital Explorers: June 24 to July 22:

Learn about the Powhatan Indian, English and west central Africans at Jamestown settlement. Kids learn about housing, construction, waterways, transportation as well as Powhatan Indian pottery and environmental science.

Yorktown Digital Explorers: July 29 to Aug. 19:

Learn about citizens and soldiers at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown from revolution spies to the Continental Army’s 400-mile march from New York to Virginia.

Summer camp attendees get a website code and a supply list before the program starts. Families can register as one unit and members of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation get a 10 percent discount.

For more information about the Digital Explorers program or to register, email Felicia Abrams, on-Site education at felicia.abrams@jyf.virginia.gov or visit the program’s website.

Julia Marsigliano
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Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to julia@localvoicemedia.com. You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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