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Break the winter blues


Ever find February break a bit a dull in the North Country? Kids are tired of sledding, skiing, and hockey is cancelled for the week. Parents don't want to travel during the break in case of inclement weather. So, what do you do?
This is where the Antique Boat Museum in Clayton fills a gap!
From Monday, February 17 through Friday, February 21, the Museum will host a drop-in nautical inspired camp. This two-hour craft and play time, from 9:30am – 11:30am, explores the St. Lawrence Seaway and how people enjoy the River. Each day children visit a different area of the River, while learning new skills. During the Great Lakes day, they will design a barge and find how many pounds it can hold. Building a model 1000 Island Bridge is the core activity for Clayton: Our Home Port day. Participants will also learn how to use a compass and read maps. They will decode nautical flags and go fishing. Each day is filled with games, activities, and crafts to explore our famous waterway. February Break Camp is just the thing to beat the winter blues and get ready for spring.
All school-aged children are welcome. Each session is $5 per child for members and $7 for non-members with a family maximum of $20 per family, per day. If you are interested in coming every day it is only $25. Children under the age of 7 must have an adult stay with them. Call Julie at 315-686-4104 or email at with questions or to pre-register.
Available Every day
Coloring pages, toy boats, dress-up clothes, nautical themed books

Monday, 17
Getting There and Here and Everywhere
- Learn how to read a map and use a compasses
- Paint Periscopes

Tuesday, 18
Long Journeys in Small Boats
- Fill the New 2014 exhibit passports
- Color a backpack

Wednesday, 19
Shipping in the Great Lakes
- Engineer a barge
- Learning fish species

Thursday, 20
Clayton: Our Home Port
- Design a bridge
- Creative boatbuilding

Friday, 21
Oh Canada!
- Build a canoe
- Paint souvenir paddles
Hope to see you there!
- Julie Broadbent, ABM Educator

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