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Friends of Joseph Priestley House – History Camp

posted: July 6, 2021

Friends of Joseph Priestley House – History Camp

Like many summer youth programming the Friends of Joseph Priestley House are happy to announce the return of History Camp with an additional program for teens.

The camp for 1st through 6th graders is coordinated by retired Shikellamy School District teacher, Jo Ann Long and Lorie Becker. This year’s theme “The Life and Times of Joseph Priestley will be held on July 28, 29, & 30 from 9:00 am to 12 noon. The fee is $30 for all three days or $10 per day. Scholarships are available and students may attend just one or two days. Each day will have a special guest along with a variety of crafts (kite making & a horn book), colonial games, a science demonstration of Priestley’s experiments and lessons on herb gardening.

A snack will also be provided.

The new Teen History Camp if for middle and older is coordinated by retired Shikellamy School District teachers Hope Kopf and Lisa Merts. The camp will focus on the local life from 1750-1850 will be held July 28, 29, & 30 from 12:30-4:30 pm. The fee is  $50 for all 3 days or $20 per day. Scholarships are available and students may attend one or two days. Wednesday will be spent with Benjamin Franklin who was a prominent mentor of Priestley. Teens will create a mini-museum of Franklin’s inventions. They will construct their own quill pen and keep a daily journal. Other activities will include a visit to a real log house, construction of an1800 type log raft and learn about the PA Canal. Campers will tell the Priestley Story through theater and play colonial games.

Registration forms are available by contacting the Friends of Joseph Priestley House, Operations Manager, Murrie Zlotziver



  • 94.1 WQKX
    • PO Box 1070
    • Sunbury, PA 17801
  • Phone: 570-286-5838
    • Fax: 570-743-7837
    • Request/Contest: 1-800-326-94KX
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