Penn Museum Offers Summer 2007 Day Camp

ANTHROPOLOGISTS IN THE MAKING, FOR CHILDREN AGES 7 TO 13

26 JANUARY 2007, PHILADELPHIA, PA—For the summer of 2007, adventurous children ages 7 through 13 can participate in a day camp that takes them through time and across continents—at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology on Penn's campus in Philadelphia.



Anthropologists in the Making, a program organized by the Education Department of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, runs from June 25th through August 17th, with eight theme-oriented one-week sessions.

Children may choose one or more of the weekly-themed programs. This year’s week-long themes are:

Create Your Own Culture, June 25th through June 29th:
Explores the meaning of culture and its essential function in establishing civilization.

Baskets, Bags, and Bowls, July 2nd through 6th:
Explores the diversity and creation of containers from around the world.

An Egyptian Escapade, July 9th through 13th:
Explores the Museum's Egyptian collection to illustrate the daily activities of early Egyptians.

Journey Along the Silk Road, July 16th through 20th:
Explores the vast impact that this ancient trade route had on culture, trade, and religion.

Digging in the Dirt, July 23rd through 27th:
Explores archaeological excavation with a simulated dig.

What We Wear, July 30th through August 3rd:
Explores the evolution of fashion and the cultural meaning of what we wear.

Let’s Celebrate, August 6th through 10th:
Explores cultural variation of holidays and celebrations around the world.

Who Holds the Power, August 13th through 17th:
Explores the rise to power of important gods and rulers from past civilizations.

Camp hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with optional pre-camp (8 to 9 a.m.) and post-camp (3 to 5 p.m.) programs.

With each program, children will be immersed in a different world culture or Museum theme, through a combination of music, theatrics, art projects, gallery tours, dance workshops, storytelling, costume making, and behind-the-scene discussions with archaeologists, anthropologists and other Museum professionals. Afternoons are set aside for outdoor activities on the Penn campus and in the surrounding area. College and graduate students at University of Pennsylvania and other local universities and colleges with an interest or major in anthropology serve as camp counselors.

With three floors of galleries and a world-renowned collection of materials from ancient Egypt, Asia, Africa, Mesopotamia, Polynesia, the Americas and the ancient Greek World, Penn Museum offers children—and indeed visitors of all ages—a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in world cultures, through time and across continents.

Founded in 1887 and dedicated to the study and understanding of human history and diversity, the Museum has sent more than 400 archaeological and anthropological expeditions to all the inhabited continents of the world; research continues around the world and throughout the Museum.

The Education Department of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, coordinator of the summer camp program, offers a wide range of programming for children and adults, from its popular monthly Saturday morning family workshop series to Summer Wonder performances, to gallery tours for all ages. Each year, more than 40,000 school children visit the Museum to learn about archaeology, anthropology and world cultures, past and present.

Registration is by full-week sessions, and children can register for one, several, or all sessions. The fee for each weekly session includes mid-morning snacks, art materials, and a t-shirt. The weekly fee for registrations where the deposit ($100) is received on or before 01 May 2007, is $200, or $175 for Museum members. The weekly fee for registrations where the deposit ($100) is received after 01 May 2007, is $220, or $195 for Museum members. Optional pre-camp supervision will be available from 8-9 a.m. for $25 per week; after-camp supervision from 3-5 p.m. is $50 per week.

The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, located at 3260 South Streets on the Penn campus in Philadelphia, is dedicated to the study and understanding of human history and diversity. Founded in 1887, the Museum has sent more than 400 archaeological and anthropological expeditions to all the inhabited continents of the world. With an active exhibition schedule and educational programming for children and adults, the Museum offers the public an opportunity to share in the ongoing discovery of humankind's collective heritage. For general information, visitors may call (215) 898-4000, or visit the Museum’s award-winning website at http://www.penn.museum.

MUSEUM LOCATION

3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 898-4000

MUSEUM HOURS

Tuesday-Sunday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
First Wednesdays: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Monday: CLOSED

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