Gazette News Report
XENIA — Collins one-room schoolhouse will take area kids on a trip to the past during a 3-day camp June 28-30.
Students who have completed third, fourth and fifth grades in school or homeschool can attend the morning sessions to see what learning was like for kids their age more than 100 years ago. Campers will take part in crafts, short lessons, games, stories, snacks and explore science of the schoolyard, while getting the opportunity to use slates and slate pencils, as well as the chalkboard and sit in antique desks.
Teachers Gayle Hartman and Robin Vaughn will lead the sessions. Period clothing is not required but may be worn.
The sessions are 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. each day. Registration forms, due by June 27, are located on the bulletin board at Greene County public libraries or can be found online at collinsschool.org. Children visiting the area for the summer who do not live in Greene County are also welcome to register. The cost is $30 per child. Checks should be made out to Collins School.
Collins School is located at 2804 West Enon Road, about six miles north of Xenia.
For more information, contact Janine Montgomery at 937-371-2134.
Gazette news report compiled by Scott Halasz.