Local museum offers engaging learning experiences for children via summer camps

Young girl holding a ceramic pig

Idabel, OK (May 17, 2018)—The Museum of the Red River recently announced the dates of its popular summer programs, Summer Explorers Camp and Dino Camp. Explorers Camp will run from June 18 to June 22, 9 am to 3 pm each day. Dino Camp will last from July 9 to July 11. Registration for Explorers Camp is now available. However, registration for Dino Camp is not. Enrollment will begin after its itinerary is finalized.

Summer Explorers (ages 8 to 12) allows children to immerse themselves in different cultures in a fun, safe, and engaging environment. This year, campers will learn about the rich and varied cultural traditions of the American Southwest. Cost is $100; Attendees must bring a sack lunch each day. Parents can register by visiting https://www.museumoftheredriver.org/product/explorers-camp/ or by calling (580) 286 – 3616.

Planned activities for Explorer’s Camp include creating sandstone carvings, Hopi Kachina figures, ceramics, beadworks, and much more. Campers will get a chance to eat authentic cuisine from the area and partake in traditional games. The camp will also include a performance by internationally-recognized flamenco musician Ronald Radford. The former Fulbright Scholar and U.S. State Department Musical Ambassador will complement his concert with “illuminating narration which recreates the very essence of this ancient folklore, Flamenco.” More information about Radford can be found online at http://www.ronaldradford.com/bio_html.html. Radford’s concert is sponsored by the Idabel Regional Arts Council and supported in part by the Oklahoma Arts Council, which receives support from the State of Oklahoma and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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The Oklahoma Arts Council is the official state agency for the support and development of the arts. The agency’s mission is to lead in the advancement of Oklahoma’s thriving arts industry. The Oklahoma Arts Council provides more than 400 grants to nearly 225 organizations in communities statewide each year, organizes professional development opportunities for the state’s arts and cultural industry and manages works of art in the Oklahoma Public Art Collection and the public spaces of the state Capitol. Additional information is available at arts.ok.gov.

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