Time to register for "School's Out Day Camp" at NC Transportation Museum

SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) - The N.C. Transportation Museum's School's Out Day Camp will provide parents with a safe and affordable place for their kids during three upcoming teacher workdays.

School children in Rowan and the surrounding counties will have Tuesday, Jan. 20 off.  But when school is out, School's Out Day Camp is in for 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders.

Jan. 20, Feb. 16, and Mar. 20, children at the N.C. Transportation Museum will enjoy games, teaching stations, and more.  Parents will know their kids are safe and having a great time at this state historic site, the former Spencer Shops steam locomotive repair facility.

N.C. Transportation Museum staff have come up with a schedule of hands-on activities, including a railroad oriented scavenger hunt through the Bob Julian Roundhouse, a photo session in the 1929 Ford Model AA fire truck with authentic fireman's turn-out gear, a paper airplane session with lessons on the fundamentals of flight, balloon car construction and a race, and boat making.  

 Activities will stretch across the N.C. Transportation Museum's 57 acre property, making it an active day of fun and learning.

The price is affordable and comparable to other camps of this type, just $30 for the day's activities. Museum members receive a $5 discount. 

Those who would like to schedule their children to attend School's Out Day Camp should call June Hall at 704-636-2889 ext. 268, or emailjune.hall@ncdcr.gov. The registration deadline for the Tuesday, Jan. 20 camp is Thursday, Jan. 15.