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Vicksburg National Military Park to Hold Junior Ranger Summer Camp

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“We’re Looking for a Few Good Rangers! – Join us for Junior Ranger Summer Camp” Vicksburg National Military Park provides numerous learning opportunities for children of all ages through its Junior Ranger activities, school programs, and Boy Scout hikes. All young people visiting the park are encouraged to participate in the Junior Ranger program by completing the Junior Ranger booklet as they tour the park and exhibits, and park staff regularly fulfill requests for school project materials and programs, and actively recruit youth volunteers for the park’s summer Living History program. Most of us have studied history in school, but how many can claim that they have actually lived history? Learned how to fire a cannon? Marched a rifle drill? Eaten Hard Tack and Johnny Cakes? A Junior Ranger can! Vicksburg National Military Park invites children to discover the fascinating history of the region by attending the annual Junior Ranger Summer Camp. This year’s camp will take place July 18-22, 2011, from 9 A.M. to 1 P.M. each day. During the weeklong camp, Junior Rangers will explore different areas of life relating to the Civil War; areas such as : Civilian Life, Soldier’s Life, and Life on the Water, with at least one day devoted to a field trip exploring life along the Mississippi River. The camp is free of cost, but space is limited. Participants must be between the ages of 8-12 years old. To claim your spot in this year’s camp session, download an application at http://nps.gov/vick/forkids or pick up a hardcopy at Vicksburg National Military Park Visitors Center. For more information on youth activities at Vicksburg National Military Park, check with rangers at the Visitor Center or USS Cairo Museum, contact the park directly through the ‘Contact Us’ link on their website or contact Melissa Perez at 601-636-0583. Click here to download the PDF version of the flyer for this awesome event!]]]]> ]]>

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