Calling all revolutionaries! Next week kids ages 11 – 13 will gather at the New-York Historical Society to delve into the characters of the American Revolution and create their own digital games in our week-long Camp History.We have a few spots left, so sign up while there’s still room! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org The camp runs daily from Monday, August 19 through Thursday, August 22, from 9 am to 4 pm.
Kids will spend time in the galleries exploring the War of Independence and what it was like to live in New York in the late 1700s, and will learn game-programming techniques while developing their own digital apps. We’ll be joined by the amazing Pixel Academy for the game programming, and spend time with museum professionals from the New-York Historical Society to plan the game’s content. Kids will experience paper conservation and go behind the scenes to see objects and documents up-close, all led by curators, conservators, and historians.
The game design will focus on choosing a character from the American Revolution who will then face a series of challenges. The characters will be inspired by real people of the past – the Patriots, enslaved people, Native Americans, Loyalists, and more – whom the kids will meet through objects, documents, and stories in the galleries and storage rooms of the New-York Historical Society.
Camp History kids will learn history in order to make history!