“Cherokee Foodways” Summer Camp in a Bag

Date(s) – Jun 15 2020 until Jun 22 2020
All Day

Due to the current health crisis and quarantine restrictions, Chieftains Museum/Major Ridge Home is pleased to offer the second of four themed packets as part of the “Summer Camp in a Bag” program, which goes on sale on Monday, June 15th.

The museum recognizes that many summer programs and summer camps are not available to students and families this summer due to quarantine restrictions and that parents may need new activities for students now that school has ended. In response, Chieftains will offer two themed activity bags in June and two themed activity bags in July to provide families with fun projects they can do from home while learning about Cherokee history and culture.

The second “Summer Camp in a Bag” kit will center on “Cherokee Foodways” and features all of the supplies and instructions for a variety of activities for one student including materials and instructions for making a corn husk doll, playing a Cherokee basket game, making a Booger mask, and planting your own garden as well as a booklet of Cherokee recipes, a pack of crayons, and five foodways themed coloring sheets.

The cost for each “Summer Camp in a Bag” kit is $15.00 each plus tax or $25.00 plus tax for two bags. If paying by credit or debit card, a small processing fee may be charged. Chieftains Museum members will receive a 10% discount on the total of their purchase. All proceeds from the “Summer Camp in a Bag” program will go directly towards maintaining the museum during the closure due to the COVID-19 crisis.

The “Cherokee Foodways” activity bag will be available for pre-sale starting Monday, June 15th through Monday June 22nd and will be available for curbside pick-up from 10am until 1pm on Friday June 26th. To order your kit, contact the museum at (706) 291-9494, email us at chmuseum@bellsouth.net, or click here to purchase using PayPal.

The two additional activity bags with different themes and contents will be offered for pre-sale the weeks of July 6th and July 20th. Stay tuned to the Chieftains Museum website, Facebook page and Instagram account for additional information on these activity bags.