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Experience the best of Indiana, all over the state, by participating in our events and programs. Choose a category or date to find something specific or browse the calendar to encounter something new.  

  • Museum INvasion Tour

    May 28th, 2016
    1:30pm - 3:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Don't just visit the museum, INvade it. Wear practical shoes - they're the only thing practical about this tour. From the odd to the shocking to the just plain eye-opening, a Museum INvasion tour turns the traditional museum experience on its head.

    INvasion tours are meant to give the back story of artifacts on display in an entertaining and intimate tour setting.

    Intended for adults, but suitable for children ages 10 and up.

    Museum INvasion Tours are $10 for members; $20 for non-members. Includes museum admission.

    To reserve your spot on this INvasion tour, call 317.232.1637. Walk-ins are welcome - while space remains.

    Scheduled group tours are also available:
    Tours are $150 with a maximum of 10 people per group. To book a group tour, call 317.232.1637.

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  • Candlelight Tour

    May 28th, 2016
    6:00pm - 10:00pm
    Vincennes

    Step back into old Vincennes with a candelight tour on Saturday evening of Memorial day weekend in conjunction with the Spirit of Vincennes Rendezous. Also join in the fun at the Redezvous Grand Ball at the Territory Capitol that evening. This is a free public program that allows visitors the opportunity to explore our site with information provided by costumed presenters.

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  • Diggin' IN Camp

    Start: May 31, 2016
    9:00am
    End: Jun 3, 2016
    3:00pm
    Indiana State Museum


    Put on your boots, get in the dirt and unearth Indiana's past. Be an archaeologist for the week and manage your own dig site. Get your hands messy while learning to surface collect, map sites and work with artifacts. Discover how people lived by studying the things they left behind.

    > Ages 8 - 13
    > $150 for members; $175 for non-members
    > Register by May 16, 2016. Call 317.232.1637 or click here. Advanced registration is required.

    Before and After Care: Pre-registration is required. Activities and games will be provided. Before Care is from 8 - 9 a.m. and costs $20/week. After Care is from 3 - 5 p.m. and costs $35 per week. Combined Before and After Care costs $55 per week.

    Lunch/Snacks: Campers should bring their own non-refrigerated lunches and two snacks.

    Sibling Discount: $5 additional discount for siblings attending the same camp. First child in family pays full price. Additional children receive $5 off. All applications must be mailed together.

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  • Canal Nights

    Jun 1st, 2016
    6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Indiana State Museum, canal side

    Free activities and family fun are on the menu for Wednesday nights on the canal at the Indiana State Museum. Join us from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday nights on the canal side of the museum for games, art, science and fun! Express your artistic side by painting on our community mural, exercise your competitive side on game night or discover the science of bubbles through wacky water experiments. Each Wednesday offers a different kind of hands-on experience.

    Wednesday, June 1: Game Night
    Wednesday, June 8: Science Night
    Wednesday, June 15: Art Night
    Wednesday, June 22: Game Night
    Wednesday, June 29: Science Night
    Wednesday, July 6: Art Night
    Wednesday, July 13: Game Night
    Wednesday, July 20: Sciece Night
    Wednesday, July 27: Art Night
    Wednesday, August 3: Game Night 

    For more information, call 317.232.1637.  All activities will take place along the canal or in the O'Bannon Great Hall.

    You can also join our partners at the Eiteljorg Museum on Wednesday nights for even more fun!

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  • Throwback Thursday Summer Lecture Series

    Jun 2nd, 2016
    6:00pm - 9:00pm
    Culbertson Mansion

    Join speakers Steve Wiser, Greg Sekula and David Barksdale as they engage audiences in three discussions titled Historic Houses of New Harmony, Banes Brothers and Architecture.

    > Free with accepted donations
    > Light refreshments will be provided
    > A $5 discounted tour will be offered following each lecture
    > Please register in advance by calling 812.944.9600

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  • Loblolly Wildflower Safari

    Jun 4th, 2016
    10:00am - Noon
    Loblolly Marsh

    Join a Limberlost naturalist for a stroll along the Loblolly Marsh trails focusing on the beautiful and varied spring wildflowers – what they are and how man and animal use them.

    > $3 per person

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  • Studio Centennial Party

    Jun 4th, 2016
    Noon - 4:00pm
    T.C. Steele

    Join us in celebrating 100 years of Steele’s inspiring artistic space with storyteller Lou Ann Homan from Storytelling Arts of Indiana and a book signing by Rachel Berenson Perry, featuring songs from The Breeze Bends the Grass, the musical about the Brown Co. artists, and cake and ice cream.

    > Free with site admission

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  • Museum INvasion Tour

    Jun 4th, 2016
    1:30pm - 3:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Don't just visit the museum, INvade it. Wear practical shoes - they're the only thing practical about this tour. From the odd to the shocking to the just plain eye-opening, a Museum INvasion tour turns the traditional museum experience on its head.

    INvasion tours are meant to give the back story of artifacts on display in an entertaining and intimate tour setting.

    Intended for adults, but suitable for children ages 10 and up.

    Museum INvasion Tours are $10 for members; $20 for non-members. Includes museum admission.

    To reserve your spot on this INvasion tour, call 317.232.1637. Walk-ins are welcome - while space remains.

    Scheduled group tours are also available:
    Tours are $150 with a maximum of 10 people per group. To book a group tour, call 317.232.1637.

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  • Night at the Culberston Mansion

    Start: Jun 4, 2016
    8:00pm
    End: Jun 5, 2016
    8:00am
    Culbertson Mansion

    Have you always wanted to spend the night in the Culbertson Manson? Now’s your chance!   

    Bring your own sleeping bag and choose your favorite spot to camp out, or stay up all night and enjoy having the museum all to yourself.   

    We will provide midnight snacks and refreshments.  

    Games in the parlor (feel free to bring your own!), Tarot Card readings, movies, music and breakfast the next morning!

    > $100 per person
    > Ages 16 and older

    Call 812.944.9600 for more information. 

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  • Grist Mill Jam

    Jun 5th, 2016
    1:00pm - 4:00pm
    Whitewater Canal

    Meet us at the old grist mill porch for great homespun music in the fresh air. Everyone is welcome to come and play or watch. You can sing, clap your hands, shake your tambourine (or anything else).

    Sponsored by Metamora Performing Arts Inc.

    > Free

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  • SOLD OUT: Indiana Fashion Runway Camp

    Start: Jun 6, 2016
    9:00am
    End: Jun 10, 2016
    3:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Create your own clothes and make a fashion statement in Indiana Fashion Runway camp. Discover how to create your own designs, make a pattern and complete a totally unique garment. Use tools of the trade and explore the museum's collection of clothing and costumes. See if you have the skills to become Indiana's next fashion star!

    > Ages 10 - 14
    > $210 for members; $235 for non-members
    > Register by May 23, 2016. Call 317.232.1637 or click here. Advanced registration is required.

    Before and After Care: Pre-registration is required. Activities and games will be provided. Before Care is from 8 - 9 a.m. and costs $20/week. After Care is from 3 - 5 p.m. and costs $35 per week. Combined Before and After Care costs $55 per week.

    Lunch/Snacks: Campers should bring their own non-refrigerated lunches and two snacks.

    Sibling Discount: $5 additional discount for siblings attending the same camp. First child in family pays full price. Additional children receive $5 off. All applications must be mailed together.

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  • Summer Day Camp

    Start: Jun 6, 2016
    9:00am
    End: Jun 10, 2016
    4:00pm
    Angel Mounds

    Not for the faint of heart, Angel Mounds summer camps are an intensive immersion experience, meaning campers will spend time off the beaten path, getting dirty and being active. Depending on registrant nos., each camp will include a field trip. All activities are facilitated by Angel Mounds’ own seasoned staff with decades of combined experience. Each camper receives personal attention in an engaging setting that will make for an unforgettable summer!

    > Early drop-off and late pick-up available
    > $135 registration before May 13, multiple registrations or members; $150 per child after May 13
    > Registration includes free t-shirt, snacks and lunch on Friday.
    > For more information or to register, call 812.853.3956.

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  • Canal Nights

    Jun 8th, 2016
    6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Indiana State Museum, canal side

    Free activities and family fun are on the menu for Wednesday nights on the canal at the Indiana State Museum. Join us from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday nights on the canal side of the museum for games, art, science and fun! Express your artistic side by painting on our community mural, exercise your competitive side on game night or discover the science of bubbles through wacky water experiments. Each Wednesday offers a different kind of hands-on experience.

    Wednesday, June 1: Game Night
    Wednesday, June 8: Science Night
    Wednesday, June 15: Art Night
    Wednesday, June 22: Game Night
    Wednesday, June 29: Science Night
    Wednesday, July 6: Art Night
    Wednesday, July 13: Game Night
    Wednesday, July 20: Sciece Night
    Wednesday, July 27: Art Night
    Wednesday, August 3: Game Night 

    For more information, call 317.232.1637.  All activities will take place along the canal or in the O'Bannon Great Hall.

    You can also join our partners at the Eiteljorg Museum on Wednesday nights for even more fun!

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  • Museum INvasion Tour

    Jun 11th, 2016
    1:30pm - 3:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Don't just visit the museum, INvade it. Wear practical shoes - they're the only thing practical about this tour. From the odd to the shocking to the just plain eye-opening, a Museum INvasion tour turns the traditional museum experience on its head.

    INvasion tours are meant to give the back story of artifacts on display in an entertaining and intimate tour setting.

    Intended for adults, but suitable for children ages 10 and up.

    Museum INvasion Tours are $10 for members; $20 for non-members. Includes museum admission.

    To reserve your spot on this INvasion tour, call 317.232.1637. Walk-ins are welcome - while space remains.

    Scheduled group tours are also available:
    Tours are $150 with a maximum of 10 people per group. To book a group tour, call 317.232.1637.

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  • Shakes-Beer

    Jun 11th, 2016
    2:00pm - 8:00pm
    Culbertson Mansion

    Join us for Shakespeare in America, a lecture by Dr. John Gatton, professor of English at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky. Games such as Family Feud and the $20,000 Pyramid will each have a history and Shakespeare theme and begin at 4 p.m. Following the lecture, guests will enjoy live music and yard games at 6 p.m. Food, beer and cocktail vendors will be on site selling merchandise throughout the program.

    > Free with accepted donations

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  • Music at the Mansion

    Jun 11th, 2016
    7:00pm - 10:00pm
    Lanier Mansion

    Hear light classical and popular music by the Sycamore Community Band from Cincinnati on the mansion’s north lawn, one of the most beautiful settings in Madison! Bring lawn chairs and blankets; picnic baskets are welcome.

    This event is sponsored by the Indiana Arts Commission, Trilogy Health Services and the Madison Chautauqua Festival of Art.

    > Free; donations encouraged

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  • Indiana Fashion Runway Camp

    Start: Jun 13, 2016
    9:00am
    End: Jun 17, 2016
    3:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Create your own clothes and make a fashion statement in Indiana Fashion Runway camp. Discover how to create your own designs, make a pattern and complete a totally unique garment. Use tools of the trade and explore the museum's collection of clothing and costumes. See if you have the skills to become Indiana's next fashion star!

    > Ages 10 - 14
    > $210 for members; $235 for non-members
    > Register by May 30, 2016. Call 317.232.1637 or click here. Advanced registration is required.

    Before and After Care: Pre-registration is required. Activities and games will be provided. Before Care is from 8 - 9 a.m. and costs $20/week. After Care is from 3 - 5 p.m. and costs $35 per week. Combined Before and After Care costs $55 per week.

    Lunch/Snacks: Campers should bring their own non-refrigerated lunches and two snacks.

    Sibling Discount: $5 additional discount for siblings attending the same camp. First child in family pays full price. Additional children receive $5 off. All applications must be mailed together.

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  • Summer Day Camp

    Start: Jun 13, 2016
    9:00am
    End: Jun 17, 2016
    4:00pm
    Angel Mounds

    Not for the faint of heart, Angel Mounds summer camps are an intensive immersion experience, meaning campers will spend time off the beaten path, getting dirty and being active. Depending on registrant nos., each camp will include a field trip. All activities are facilitated by Angel Mounds’ own seasoned staff with decades of combined experience. Each camper receives personal attention in an engaging setting that will make for an unforgettable summer!

    > Early drop-off and late pick-up available
    > $135 registration before May 13, multiple registrations or members; $150 per child after May 13
    > Registration includes free t-shirt, snacks and lunch on Friday.
    > For more information or to register, call 812.853.3956.

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  • Exploring Nature Camp

    Start: Jun 13, 2016
    9:00am
    End: Jun 17, 2016
    3:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Get ready to have a close encounter with the wonders of the natural world! Join the Indiana State Museum and the Earth Discovery Center at Eagle Creek Park as we discover the wildlife, plants and fossils found in our city's parks and backyards. Campers will explore Ice Age fossils and native species and learn how to protect their environment. Put that knowledge into practice at Eagle Creek Park through hiking and exploring pond life before cooling off in a crazy creek stomp!

    > Ages 6 - 9
    > $150 for members; $175 for non-members
    > Register by May 30, 2016. Call 317.232.1637 or click here. Advanced registration is required.

    Before and After Care: Pre-registration is required. Activities and games will be provided. Before Care is from 8 - 9 a.m. and costs $20/week. After Care is from 3 - 5 p.m. and costs $35 per week. Combined Before and After Care costs $55 per week.

    Lunch/Snacks: Campers should bring their own non-refrigerated lunches and two snacks.

    Sibling Discount: $5 additional discount for siblings attending the same camp. First child in family pays full price. Additional children receive $5 off. All applications must be mailed together.

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  • Canal Nights

    Jun 15th, 2016
    6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Indiana State Museum, canal side

    Free activities and family fun are on the menu for Wednesday nights on the canal at the Indiana State Museum. Join us from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday nights on the canal side of the museum for games, art, science and fun! Express your artistic side by painting on our community mural, exercise your competitive side on game night or discover the science of bubbles through wacky water experiments. Each Wednesday offers a different kind of hands-on experience.

    Wednesday, June 1: Game Night
    Wednesday, June 8: Science Night
    Wednesday, June 15: Art Night
    Wednesday, June 22: Game Night
    Wednesday, June 29: Science Night
    Wednesday, July 6: Art Night
    Wednesday, July 13: Game Night
    Wednesday, July 20: Sciece Night
    Wednesday, July 27: Art Night
    Wednesday, August 3: Game Night 

    For more information, call 317.232.1637.  All activities will take place along the canal or in the O'Bannon Great Hall.

    You can also join our partners at the Eiteljorg Museum on Wednesday nights for even more fun!

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  • Asian Fest

    Jun 18th, 2016
    11:00am - 3:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    The Indiana State Museum is hosting the 2016 Asian Fest presented by the Asian American Alliance on Saturday, June 18th from 11a.m to 3 p.m . At this free, family-friendly event, there will be performances celebrating Asian culture, along with Asian food. To celebrate Indiana’s Bicentennial, on display in the Great Hall will be an exhibit about the impact Asian Americans have had on Indiana. During the event, enjoy half-price admission to the Indiana State Museum!

    > Free

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  • Modern History of Angel Mounds

    Jun 18th, 2016
    6:00pm - 9:00pm
    Angel Mounds

    Guests are invited to Modern History of Angel Mounds, a talk by Angel Mounds State Historic Site Manager Mike Linderman.

    > For details, please call 812.853.3956

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  • An Evening in the Gardens

    Jun 18th, 2016
    8:00pm - 11:00pm
    Gene Stratton-Porter

    *Expanded for the Bicentennial*
    Enjoy an elegant evening under the moonlight at the Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site. A perfect date night or girls’ night out, you’ll enjoy both local beers and wines expertly paired with delicious appetizers and special chocolate-covered strawberries for dessert. This event benefits the maintenance and restoration of Gene’s gardens and grounds.

    > $35 per person; Reservations are required by June 11
    > Guests must be 21 or older
    (does not include cabin tour)

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  • History Camp 2016 - Native Americans in Indiana

    Start: Jun 20, 2016
    8:00am
    End: Jun 24, 2016
    Noon
    Vincennes

    Gear up for 5 half days of fun filled games and activities about the Native Americans that lived in Indiana. We will learn about where they lived, their languages, their cultures, their music, their clothing, their farming, gathering, and hunting, and the foods they ate.

    > 2-4 grade students
    > $50 per student

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  • SOLD OUT: Frontier Survivor Camp

    Start: Jun 20, 2016
    9:00am
    End: Jun 24, 2016
    3:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    In 1816, the new state of Indiana was part of the United States' western frontier. Think like a pioneer by planning, building and surviving in the densely-forested terrain of Southern Indiana. Who will survive the first year of statehood?

    > Ages 8 - 13
    > $150 for members; $175 for non-members
    > Register by June 6, 2016. Call 317.232.1637 or click here. Advanced registration is required.

    Before and After Care: Pre-registration is required. Activities and games will be provided. Before Care is from 8 - 9 a.m. and costs $20/week. After Care is from 3 - 5 p.m. and costs $35 per week. Combined Before and After Care costs $55 per week.

    Lunch/Snacks: Campers should bring their own non-refrigerated lunches and two snacks.

    Sibling Discount: $5 additional discount for siblings attending the same camp. First child in family pays full price. Additional children receive $5 off. All applications must be mailed together.

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  • Summer Day Camp

    Start: Jun 20, 2016
    9:00am
    End: Jun 24, 2016
    4:00pm
    Angel Mounds

    Not for the faint of heart, Angel Mounds summer camps are an intensive immersion experience, meaning campers will spend time off the beaten path, getting dirty and being active. Depending on registrant nos., each camp will include a field trip. All activities are facilitated by Angel Mounds’ own seasoned staff with decades of combined experience. Each camper receives personal attention in an engaging setting that will make for an unforgettable summer!

    > Early drop-off and late pick-up available
    > $135 registration before May 13, multiple registrations or members; $150 per child after May 13
    > Registration includes free t-shirt, snacks and lunch on Friday.
    > For more information or to register, call 812.853.3956.

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  • Archicamp

    Start: Jun 22, 2016
    9:00am
    End: Jun 23, 2016
    4:00pm
    Lanier Mansion

    Campers ages 8 to 12 can travel back in time for hands-on fun learning about area landmarks, architecture, historic preservation and history in Madison, Ind. Hands on architectural fun, craft projects, walking tours and more! The second day of the camp will conclude with a swim at the historic Crystal Beach pool. The 2016 theme is theater!

    > $30 per person; reservations are required
    > Fee includes refreshments, educational materials, admission fees and souvenirs
    > Participants should bring a sack lunch both days
    > Enrollment for the camp is limited to 20 children
    > Reservations must be made by June 16; contact Rhonda Deeg at Historic Madison, Inc., 812.265.2967 or rhonda@historicmadisoninc.com.

    In conjunction with Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana and Historic Madison, Inc.

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  • Canal Nights

    Jun 22nd, 2016
    6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Indiana State Museum, canal side

    Free activities and family fun are on the menu for Wednesday nights on the canal at the Indiana State Museum. Join us from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday nights on the canal side of the museum for games, art, science and fun! Express your artistic side by painting on our community mural, exercise your competitive side on game night or discover the science of bubbles through wacky water experiments. Each Wednesday offers a different kind of hands-on experience.

    Wednesday, June 1: Game Night
    Wednesday, June 8: Science Night
    Wednesday, June 15: Art Night
    Wednesday, June 22: Game Night
    Wednesday, June 29: Science Night
    Wednesday, July 6: Art Night
    Wednesday, July 13: Game Night
    Wednesday, July 20: Sciece Night
    Wednesday, July 27: Art Night
    Wednesday, August 3: Game Night 

    For more information, call 317.232.1637.  All activities will take place along the canal or in the O'Bannon Great Hall.

    You can also join our partners at the Eiteljorg Museum on Wednesday nights for even more fun!

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  • Summer Day Camp

    Start: Jun 27, 2016
    9:00am
    End: Jul 1, 2016
    4:00pm
    Angel Mounds

    Not for the faint of heart, Angel Mounds summer camps are an intensive immersion experience, meaning campers will spend time off the beaten path, getting dirty and being active. Depending on registrant nos., each camp will include a field trip. All activities are facilitated by Angel Mounds’ own seasoned staff with decades of combined experience. Each camper receives personal attention in an engaging setting that will make for an unforgettable summer!

    > Early drop-off and late pick-up available
    > $135 registration before May 13, multiple registrations or members; $150 per child after May 13
    > Registration includes free t-shirt, snacks and lunch on Friday.
    > For more information or to register, call 812.853.3956.

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  • SOLD OUT: Culinary Arts Camp

    Start: Jun 27, 2016
    9:00am
    End: Jul 1, 2016
    3:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Please Note: We have reached capacity for the Culinary Arts Summer Camp.

    Learn the basics of cooking including: mixing, measuring, knife skills and kitchen safety. Explore farm-to-table cooking, gardening, molecular gastronomy, etiquette, food plating and presentation. Prepare to become Indianapolis's next top chef!

    > Ages 10 - 14
    > $210 for members; $235 for non-members
    > Register by June 13, 2016. Call 317.232.1637 or click here. Advanced registration is required.

    Before and After Care: Pre-registration is required. Activities and games will be provided. Before Care is from 8 - 9 a.m. and costs $20/week. After Care is from 3 - 5 p.m. and costs $35 per week. Combined Before and After Care costs $55 per week.

    Lunch/Snacks: Campers should bring their own non-refrigerated lunches and two snacks.

    Sibling Discount: $5 additional discount for siblings attending the same camp. First child in family pays full price. Additional children receive $5 off. All applications must be mailed together.

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