What do you get when you combine kids with  history, a chance to meet and talk with veterans, and a sleepover?  Organizers have rolled out the details of the 3rd annual Bong Camp - a partnership between the University of Wisconsin-Superior and the Richard I. Bong Historical Center.

This years event has been split into two different sessions due to the popularity from the last two years.  The Friday, March 23 session will be for those in Grade 1 through Grade 3.  The session held on Friday, April 13 is aimed at those in Grades 4 through Grade 6.

During Bong Camp, children will start the evening with pizza and the opportunity to talk with local veterans about their wartime experiences.  After that, campers will split up for a footlocker presentation, followed by a scavenger hunt that runs throughout the entire building.  After an intermission, the campers will reconvene to have their pictures taken inside the cockpit of the P-38 Lighting housed at the Bong Historical Center, followed by aeronautics training where campers will design, build, and test their own parachutes.  If weather cooperates, the campers will then go outside to tour the M-60 tank located outside.  The next morning, campers will start the day with breakfast and  then get a behind-the-scenes tour of the collection storage area of the Bong Historical Center - an area that most don't get to see.

Everyone goes home with a collectible Camp Bong T-shirt and a custom dog tag.

Cost for the event is just $35 per child ($25 for each additional camper after the first one).  There is no cost of an adult chaperone - which is required.

To register, call 715-394-8032 or click here.


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