June 2013 Classes at Historic Yates Mill

Historic Yates MillHistoric Yates Mill County Park
4620 Lake Wheeler Road
Raleigh, NC 27603

Family Feature:  A Side of History – Mapping North Carolina
Saturday, June 1, 2013
1:00pm – 2:30pm
All Ages
$5/Family or $3/Person (Preregistration Required)


Maps are amazing! They can tell us so many important things about where we live and where we need to go. But maps also have secrets if you can learn how to identify them. Explore historical maps from UNC-Chapel Hill’s Special Collection, make your own map of the mill pond, and then put your newfound knowledge to the test with an orienteering challenge.

Homeschool Day:  The Little Red Hen
Monday, June 3, 2013
1:00pm – 2:30pm
Ages 7 – 10
$6/Child (Preregistration Required)

Get excited about adventures in baking.  Join the Little Red Hen as she grinds wheat, visits the mill and collects ingredients for a special surprise! This program includes a visit inside the mill, story-time and a craft.  

Little Historians:  Flour Sack Clothing – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!
Friday, June 7, 2013
11:00am – 12:00pm
Ages 5 – 7 (Preregistration Required)

Hard times during the Great Depression meant everybody in North Carolina had to find creative ways to make do and get by. Flour, sugar, seeds, animal feed, and many other things came in cloth bags, so many women saved the pretty printed fabric to make curtains, towels, and even clothes or quilts. Share with us all the ways you like to reduce, reuse and recycle and print your own apron to take home.  For ages 5-7; $4/Child (or $10 for 3 LH programs).  Pre-registration is required.

Art In Nature Summer Camp
Monday, June 17, 2013 – Friday, June 21, 2013
2:00pm – 3:00pm
Ages 9 – 12
$158/Child (Preregistration required)

Explore nature through art during this 5-day hands-on camp. The beautiful mill pond provides the perfect setting for creative kids to explore the beauty in nature and to participate in a variety of artistic field explorations.
Yates Mill’s camps offer your child hands-on history and nature activities including tours of the old mill, visits with live animals, hikes, crafts, games, and more. Each day offers a different theme. There will be 2 adult staff with the kids at all times. Kids bring their own lunch. Camp size is limited, so sign up early!





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