Children’s camp explored museum

Children participated in an annual Museum Camp Aug. 25 – 27 where children got to explore the Strome museum. From the left, back row: Colton Hawkins, Barry Nykolaisnyn, Lakeisha Doody and Kaylee Nykolaishyn. Middle row: Mason Elkow, Steffani Reum and Andrew Johns. Front and Centre:  Avery Auburn-Parsons. ECA Review/Submitted

The Strome Historical Society held their 4th Annual Museum Camp for kids for three days, Aug. 25 – 27.
The children under the direction of Pastor Gloria explored the museum’s “Sports section”.
Ron Williams spoke to the children on the importance of museums and answered the children’s questions.
The campers found the museum tour most interesting with the bathing suits from way back giving everyone a giggle.
During the three days we explored our local sports heroes, local teams and their equipment.
It was interesting to note that as early as 1916 the following sports were taking place in our area:  soccer, baseball, foot racing, horse, mule and sulky racing, basketball, hockey, football, turkey shoot, girl’s races, horseshoes, tennis, skiing and curling.
The children were given the opportunity to create their own interactive sports games.  They used broom handles, empty soup cans, empty toilet paper rolls, water buckets and their imaginations.
On Wednesday we had a sleep-over on the church property in a big tent.
The  children created their own baseball cards.  This involved posing for photos, coming up with unique names and writing up catchy statistics.
Breakfast on Thursday was pancakes and bacon prepared by our own young chef, Barry Nykolaishyn, assisted by Andrew Johns.
The girls got involved in breakfast clean up while the boys took down the tent.
The camp ended with a barbecue lunch at the local Seniors’ Centre hosted by the Historical Society executive.
The lunch was also part of the Historical Society’s year end event.
It appears that since the onset of these summer camps the number of children visiting the museum have increased.
We appreciate the many local village folks who contributed in so many ways to make this event possible and profitable for our children.

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