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Cancelled - Teen Camp - Behind the Scenes at the Museums

June 24-28 (Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.) Behind the Scenes at the Museums Camp for Teens. Every wonder what it would be like to work in a museum? Four Oberlin museums and archival institutions are teaming up to offer an interactive behind-the-scenes camp for teens. Participants will get an exclusive look at the historic and artistic treasures held within the: Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin Heritage Center, Oberlin College Archives, and Special Collections of the Oberlin College Library (including a hands-on letterpress studio!)

Together we'll answer questions like: "How do we take care of priceless objects that are hundreds of years old?" "What stories can art and artifacts tell?" "What masterpieces are on display and what mystery objects are in storage?" and "How do these old things work?" Participants will learn about daily operations, in the galleries and in the collections, by talking with professionals, trying activities just like the pros, and working on a mini project that friends and family can see at the end of the week.

Camp will be led by Liz Schultz, the Museum Education and Tour Coordinator of the Oberlin Heritage Center, and Jason Trimmer, Curator of Education of the Allen Memorial Art Museum. Each day will last from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and at 3:00 on the last day friends and family can join us for a final program. Teens should bring a bag lunch each day; simple snacks are provided. Camp will be held in various locations within Oberlin. Registrants will be notified of start and pick-up locations prior to camp.

A maximum of 15 participants will be accepted. Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Classes may be cancelled if a minimum enrollment is not met by one week prior to the start date. No refunds will be made within one week prior to the camp. Partial scholarships may be available to those who qualify for schools’ free lunch programs (please inquire). $25 will be reimbursed if the participant completes 15 hours of service in either museum before the end of the year.

Date: 6/24/2013 - 6/28/2013
Time: 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Category: Children's Camp
Adult Price: $0.00
Member Price: $0.00
Child Price: $70.00
Child Member Price: $60.00
Note About Pricing: Our regrets. This camp has been cancelled due to low enrollment.

Capacity: 15
Openings: 11