Summer Camp Enrollment Skyrockets at Frontier Culture Museum

By: Janelle Lilley Email
By: Janelle Lilley Email

Summer camps at the Frontier Culture Museum have been filling up so quickly, the museum has added more days so parents could still enroll their children.

The museum cut camp prices this year to encourage parents to choose educational camps over day care.

The day camp gives kids the opportunity to dress up in frontier costumes, get a lesson at the old school house and see what life was like in the villages.

The boom in enrollment this year is in stark contrast to the slump just two years ago.

Because of the economy back then, the museum had very few kids at the camp, so officials are hopeful this year's uptick is a sign the economy is turning around.

"What we're seeing here at the museum as far as our visitation right now, we'll end our fiscal year June 30 about six percent ahead of where we were last year, and the encouragement is that the summer camps are even more profound and profuse than what they were last year. So, I'm hoping things will turn around," says museum director John Avoli.


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