Casper Future Historians Summer Camp
This camp will present to students entering scholastic grades 8-12 (ages 13-18) a week-long summer camp introducing the history profession.
Casper Future Historians Summer Camp- June 9-13, 2014.
This summer, the Wyoming Veterans Memorial Museum, Fort Caspar Museum, the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior and the Casper College Western History Center will jointly conduct a Future Historians Summer Camp in Casper. This camp will present to students entering scholastic grades 8-12 (ages 13-18) a week-long summer camp introducing the history profession through hands-on experience and field trips. This camp will be based out of the Wyoming Veterans Memorial Museum, and will include instruction, research and field trips to the various historic venues. Students will visit numerous sites of Casper and Natrona County history, including a 1944 B-24 crash site from Casper Army Airfield, 19th Century historic trail sites, and the Casper Army Airfield Crash House. Students will also have the opportunity to perform oral history interviews with veteran firefighters of the Casper Army Airfield and Casper Fire Department. Students will prepare a historic project on fire-fighting at both the City of Casper and Casper Army Airfield, which will be released on the internet through various sites, and permanently archived at the Western History Center, Casper College.
Camp registration will open on Wednesday, April 9, 2013. The camp is limited to fifteen (15) students, on a first-come basis. The price for the camp is $50.00, which includes all transportation, and snacks and drinks. Students will be expected to furnish their own lunch. Registration can be performed through the National Historic Trails Center Foundation at: http://nhtcf.org/ .
Students interested in attending, and/or interested in obtaining more information, should contact:
Mr. Douglas R. Cubbison, Curator, Wyoming Veterans Memorial Museum:
3740 Jourgensen Street
Casper, Wyoming 82604
Ms. Stacey Moore, Visitor Information Assistant, National Historic Trails Interpretive Center, Bureau of Land Management:
1501 North Poplar Street
Casper, Wyoming 82601