Tipton-Haynes State Historic Site Summer Youth Program Begins May 31 | Rogersville

The Tipton-Haynes State Historic Site will present its annual SUMMERS PAST HISTORY program for youth ages 6-14.

Four five-day sessions will be offered between May 31 and June 25. Historical crafts, storytelling, games, cave exploration and outdoor entertainment will be offered. Each session will be limited to 20 participants. Sessions will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for each five-day week.

The cost of each session is $100 for non-members and $90 for members. There is a reduced rate for two or more children from the same family. Parents can drop off children at 8:00 a.m. at no additional cost. Extended hours after 2 p.m. will cost $3 per hour per child until 5 p.m.

First session will take place from June 6 to 10. This session will focus on Native American bead weaving, Cherokee games, learning about Native American legends, and more.

Second session will be held June 13-17 and will feature open fire cooking, candle dipping, learning about the state of Franklin, and more.

session three will take place from June 20 to 24. This session will include punching tin, making felt pillows, meeting a Civil War soldier, and more.

session four will take place from June 27 to July 1. This week will focus on the World War II era as campers learn about early automobiles, make a silent film, garden and more.

The ever-popular “Carters Raid” game will take place weekly, along with a watermelon hunt. A late morning snack will also be offered to each camper every day.

For more information and application, please contact Tipton-Haynes State Historic Site at 423-926-3631 or email [email protected] Tipton-Haynes is a state-owned historic site funded by the Tennessee Historical Commission, located at 2620 South Roan St., Johnson City.