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Combine fun and learning at our kids' summer day camps!

Don’t let your kids tell you they’re bored this summer! The Department of Arkansas Heritage has summer day camps happening across its divisions to keep kids’ minds and bodies active.

Take a trip back in time with this highly interactive and entertaining day camp geared for children between the ages of 10-13. Experience life the way it was lived over 150 years ago as we play a wide variety of old-fashioned games, activities and crafts. Have you ever wondered what it was like to fish with a cane pole, make a yarn doll, eat food from a Dutch oven or write with a quill pen? All of these activities and more will be included.

Delta Days Day Camp is free, but registration is required. Camp will be 9 a.m. to noon June 5-8. Please contact the education coordinator by phone at (870) 338-4350 to register.

Every summer pioneer day campers have fun as they explore what life was like in Arkansas more than 150 years ago. This year campers will explore the food heritage of the state and those who lived on our block. They will get to prepare Native American, Scottish and German, African, and American recipes. They’ll visit the blacksmith in his shop and see how he would make kitchen utensils.

Each day, campers will enjoy crafts, pioneer games, dancing and much, much more. On the last day of camp, parents are invited to watch the children show off their pioneer dance skills.

FIRST SESSION: June 11 - 15 (for rising 3rd and 4th graders)

SECOND SESSION: June 18 - 22 (for rising 5th and 6th graders)

Camp will be from 8 a.m. to noon each day. Cost is $85 per camper; $65 for museum members. Register at HistoricArkansas.org.

The Lorenzo Smith Music Academy, formerly known as Mosaic Music Camp, is a fun opportunity for musicians in 4th-12th grades to learn tuning, stage presence and music fundamentals. Sandra Smith, former Little Rock School District art teacher and administrator of the Lorenzo Smith Music Academy, describes the camp as a way to "get students motivated and excited about music." Each year the camp concludes with a concert that is open to the public.

Register for Lorenzo Smith Music Academy at MosaicTemplarsCenter.com.

Summer Fun 2018 will focus on the Old State House Museum’s “Cabinet of Curiosities: Treasures from the University of Arkansas Museum Collections exhibit.” Students will learn all about the sometimes weird and crazy objects that museums collect over time. Some of the week’s topics include sculpture, pottery, ceramics, Native Americans, jewelry and textiles. Activities will include making pottery and jewelry, playing games, learning different art techniques and much more.

Summer Fun is for rising 3rd-9th graders and will be from 8 a.m. to noon each day. Cost is $75. Contact [email protected] or call 501.324.8643 to make your reservation now!