Laney museum to hold holiday camp

Summer isn't the only time for camp. There are also the holidays.

The Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History will hold its third annual holiday camp on Dec. 21.

"We think it's important that we offer an enrichment camp during a period of time when they are not in class. It's an enriching experience they can engage in during the Christmas holidays," said Christine Miller-Betts, executive director of the Laney Museum.

Each year, the camp introduces children ages 6-16 to different subjects. This year, members of the Greater Augusta Stamp Club will introduce them to stamp collecting.

The children will be separated into groups to view stamps and learn about the different types and how to correctly store them. They will also receive a book and stamps to start their own collections.

Peter Igel, president of the club, hopes the introduction will spark the children's interest in the hobby.

"We hope that they will want to start stamp collecting and want to attend some of our meetings to learn more about it," he said. "There's fierce competition out there for children's attention and time, so in a way, we want to show them an alternative hobby."

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WHAT: A holiday camp for children ages 6-16. Children must be registered for the camp by Wednesday.

WHEN: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21

WHERE: The Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History, 1116 Phillips St.

COST: Free

INFORMATION: (706) 724-3576

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