Old Independence Regional Museum is excited to offer a fun and educational day camp exploring pioneer life. Campers will have the opportunity to learn about the early settlers who called the Old Independence Region home. Through hands-on activities and demonstrations campers will experience some of the work and play of frontier life and will discover what it was like for families who depended on the environment to meet many of their needs. Some of the activities will include: a chore relay race, candle making, weaving, quilt piecing, 19th Century Toys and Games, quill pen writing, and butter making. Campers will also be able to sample historic recipes each day.

The camp is for rising 4th, 5th, and 6th graders and will be held Tuesday, July 23 – Friday, July 26, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. The cost for the camp is $40 per person. The museum requires at least 10 children to sign up in order to hold the camp, and class size is limited to the first 30 registrants. Campers should bring a sack lunch. The deadline to register is Monday, July 15, 2013.

Old Independence serves a 12-county area: Baxter, Cleburne, Fulton, Independence, Izard, Jackson, Marion, Poinsett, Sharp, Stone, White, and Woodruff. Parts of these present-day counties comprised the original Independence County in 1820s Arkansas territory.

The museum is located at 380 South 9th street, between Boswell and Vine Streets in Batesville.