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22-July to 26-July from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Ages 6-12 (Please note that due to the intensive nature of our camps, we are unable to accommodate children under 6 years of age.)
Don your derby, bonnet or top hat and relive the wrecking era in Key West. In 1825, Congress passed the Federal Wrecking Act and opened the floodgates for an industry that catapulted Key West to fame and fortune. Between 1828 and the 1850s, Key West was considered the richest city in the country, per capita. A winning combination of coral reefs, the Gulf Stream, weather patterns, and increased trade led to a lucrative industry for Key West locals.
In this camp, the children will learn about the apparatus used in wreck and salvage operations. Peering through traditional sight glasses, they will locate the submerged bounty and then build tripods, swingarms, and sling carts to retrieve the materials. We will wrap the week up with a traditional wreckers race to the lighthouse using paper boats and rubber band cannons. Join Deadeye Rick and Briggers Kevin for a fun educational experience.
Instructors: Rick “Deadeye” Wheelus, Kevin Lisinski, and Crystal Smith
In addition to registering online, we will require guardians to complete more detailed information for emergency purposes. The ArtCamp! 2019 registration, permission to use images, and Camper Code of Conduct forms will be emailed to you and must be completed before the commencement of camp.
Camp starts at 9:00 AM and ends at 4:00 PM. To ensure the comfort of your child throughout the day, we have included a list of essentials. Please pack these items in a beach bag that can be left at the camp. The bags will be kept in a designated storage area. It is important that all items be labeled with your child’s name.
Reusable water bottle