Stepping back in time: Lorenzo announces summer camp July 20 through 24

For the fifth summer running, The Friends of Lorenzo will sponsor summer camp for 8 to 11 year olds at the Rippleton Schoolhouse, located on the grounds of Lorenzo State Historic Site. Originally constructed circa 1814 and moved to Lorenzo in 1997, the schoolhouse has been carefully restored to its 1880s appearance and sets the backdrop for a number of educational programs throughout the year.

This July, students will explore late 19th Century rural education and related themes while attending "Footprints of an Upland Community: Community and Schoolhouse Experience."

With more than three decades of elementary teaching experience in Central New York, camp educator Barbara Cook has coordinated this year's session and will be portraying Miss Buckland, the 1880s schoolmarm at Rippleton.

Themes presented will include 19th Century costumes, education, leisure activities, crafts, history, transportation, nature and art. The week's activities will culminate on Friday with an "old-fashioned" ice cream social.

All required activity materials are covered by the program fee and students must bring their own lunch -- snacks will be provided.

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