Rangers and volunteers combine Maritime history and science to educate youth on the history of the Lake Erie Islands and how science and the environment affected maritime history, such as the Battle of Lake Erie, in a day camp for explorers. During the camp, youth will learn about Boating Safety from the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, learn Sea Chanteys and try their hand at climbing the U.S. Brig Niagara’s “Royal Yard.” Explorers will also learn the time honored tradition of tying a Turkshead knot, attend a demonstration on making boat oars and rope, and browse displays of vintage vessels, an ice boat and ice fishing equipment. Rangers in 1812 Military uniforms will give black powder programs, firing muskets and the Park’s carronade. A program on invasive species, a collection of small animals, and snakes will also be part of the camp experience.
The program is free and teachers and youth organization can enroll their students by calling the Park at 419-285-2184.