Some 20 children ages 6 to 12 will be testing their detective skills as well as creative energy at the Cornwall Community Museum next week.
River Rats Summer Camp begins July 30 and runs until Aug. 3. The museum is filled with puzzles of how people lived in the past.
These young detectives will use archives, old photos and tap the knowledge of the resident staff to build a picture of Cornwall 100 or so years ago. Who could have used these objects? Who lived in this house? What was it like to be a child at the time? What games and toys did they play? What was it like to work in the factories or on the canal?
Finding these answers and imagining life then, the campers will write and perform their own puppet play to present to their families at the end of the week. The emphasis is on fun through creative imagination. The camp is free to the participants and is now fully booked.
For further information, contact Penny Bateman, program co-ordinator at 613-936-0280.