Campers will experience 19th Century Life Hands-On
When: July 10-13, 2017, 9:00 am to 1:30 pm
Overview: The WCHS History Camp is in its 25th year and is a recipient of the History Outreach Award from the Ohio Local History Alliance. It was founded by and is led by retired and award-winning educator John Zimkus, current historian and education director at WCHS.
Details: Many youngsters, and adults for that matter, probably have wondered what it would it be like living in southwest Ohio 200 years ago. Would their days be filled with fun and adventure, with wide-open spaces and animals roaming freely? Or would life be very hard, with scores of daily chores and everyday dangers?
During History Camp 2017, campers will learn about and experience what that life was like through stories, music, and presentations from professional historians and re-enactors at the Warren County History Center museum in Lebanon and on regional field trips, including:
COST: $50 for Warren County Historical Society members and $75 for non-members. Enrollment is limited to 40 students.
REGISTRATION: Click here for Registration Forms. For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org or 513-932-1817
John Zimkus is the WCHS’s History Camp’s director. He founded the camp in 1992, and is currently the Society’s Historian & Education Director. A retired educator after spending 35 years in the classroom, he was inducted into the Lebanon City Schools Hall of Fame in 2008. A two-time recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Foundation Award from the Area Progress Council of Warren County, Inc., Mr. Zimkus was selected Ohio’s Outstanding Teacher of American History for 2006 by the Daughters of the American Revolution.