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Staunton Summer Camp Allows Kids to "Journey into History"

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A unique summer camp in Staunton gives kids the chance to travel back nearly a century in time. This year's "Journey into History" at the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library takes children to the Roaring ‘20s.

They learn firsthand about speakeasies and gangsters, the Golden Age of Jazz and the discovery of King Tut's tomb. That lesson in archaeology allows them to dig in the sand for artifacts of their own.

History Camp Coordinator Angela Walthall said, "You would never think that you could get kids so into history. They just have so much fun with it. I've talked to a few parents and they just say at the end of each camp day, their kids just do not stop talking about the things they learned that day."

The "Journey into History" camps are in their 12th year and each one recreates life from a different part of the Woodrow Wilson era.

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