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Looking for a summer camp packed full of fun, history, and slime? We got it dude!
Campers ages 8 to 12 are invited to take an adventure through the ‘90s and see history come to life through interactive activities and exploration of the gardens, grounds and houses of Historic Columbia. Learn about the founding of Columbia in the 1790s, play historic games from the 1890s, and throwback to the slime and boy bands of the 1990s! Campers will build their own cities, churn butter and play “hoop and stick”, and learn the Macarena before taking on the iconic “Double Dare” obstacle course! Summer Camp is $180 for Historic Columbia members and $220 for non-members. Historic Columbia’s summer camp will be offered June 24-28 and July 8-12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.* Participants must complete both the registration form and waiver before they can register.
*Please Note: Parents have the option to pick their children up at 5:30 instead of 4:00 for an additional $40.

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This event repeats every day until 06/27/2019


A deerskin drum…a wooden spoon…a surveyor’s chain. 
What stories do these artifacts tell us about the peoples of the past? Inquiring minds will want to know and have a blast figuring out the answers in this historical investigative camp! Through hands-on activities that tap their critical thinking skills, dynamic demonstrations and first-person presentations, participants will learn the interwoven histories of the different cultures that once lived and toiled on this land. The week includes plenty of outdoor fun like canoeing and water games, traditional and primitive skills learning and so much more!
For more information and to register, please go to Folk Tales Summer Camp

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Returning for the fourth year on Tuesday, June 11, is the ever-popular Butterfly Adventure, featuring a unique experience as hundreds of butterflies surround visitors within the natural rainforest habitat at Roper Mountain Science Center.
 
Butterfly Adventure provides guests the opportunity to interact with hundreds of native butterflies as they flutter, dip and soar around the tropical foliage. “In addition to enjoying over a dozen different species of Southeastern butterflies, there will also be a multitude of interactive activities and displays for guests to explore while visiting us to ensure each person enjoys their butterfly experience to the fullest,” Roper Mountain Science Center Director Michael Weeks noted. 
Dozens of hands-on activities and adventure around the lower part of the mountain await. A sampling of happenings for visitors of ALL ages include:
Explore the fascinating life cycle of butterflies and caterpillars while observing them progressing through their various stages of transformation, and discover other unique insects in the Rainforest Classroom
Interact with a variety of live animals including snakes, lizards, and much more while learning about South Carolina habitats
Create a number of make-and-take butterfly crafts
Become immersed in mysterious worlds through Virtual Reality explorations in the Paleo and Marine Labs
Discover the importance of our oceans and interact with marine animals while visiting the Marine Lab Aquariums and Touch Tanks
Contribute to the Pollinator Mobile art installation
Design and test a butterfly in the Ecology Lab Wind Tunnels
Take a break outdoors in the fun and shaded WildWood play area
Wander through the beautiful outdoor Butterfly Garden and Arboretum
Be challenged in special Breakout Games on Fridays and Saturdays
Partake in Cockroach Races and Eat-a-Bug Club Special Events on Saturdays
Travel back in time and explore the buildings and gardens of the Living History Farm and participate in a variety of family-friendly activities, including panning for gems
 
Butterfly Adventure is open from June 11 until July 12, Tuesdays through Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., closed only on the 4th of July. Admission is: $8 for teens and adults (ages 13-59); $7 for children (ages 4-12) and for senior citizens (age 60 and over). Free for children age 3 and under, Roper Mountain Science Center members, and school district employees. All activities are included in the general admission to the Center.

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Homeschooling families are invited to Fort Dobbs to interact with interpreters in hands-on activities which will bring the 18th century to life!
10am-2pm. $6 per student. Pre-registration required.

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