From staff reports
A popular half-day summer camp for children ages 8-12 returns June 26 to 28 when Historic Beaufort Foundation presents “Junior Building Detectives,” focusing on camp participants solving the mysteries of history by learning about local architecture.
The camp will be daily from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., and early registration is recommended because of space limitations.
The summer camp, hosted in Bay Street’s historic John Mark Verdier House, which dates to about 1804, will teach campers the basics of historic architecture and preservation. Campers will learn how buildings change over time, the meaning behind architectural features, and the connection of historic buildings to our community.
They’ll do this through hands-on activities, walks around downtown Beaufort, arts-and-crafts projects, experiments in building science, and more. At the end of the program, campers will participate in creating a building and presenting their design to the class and parents/guardians.
Early registration is advisable as space is limited. The camp is $100 for Historic Beaufort Foundation members and $125 for non-members. Registration may be completed by calling HBF at 843-379-3331 or going online to https://historicbeaufort.org on or after Feb. 6.
HBF is a 501(c)3 nonprofit education foundation created to preserve, protect, and present sites and artifacts of historic, architectural, and cultural interest throughout Beaufort County, S.C. For more information on the entity’s mission and history, please visit historicbeaufort.org and follow them on social media, including Facebook and Instagram.