Scranton, PA 18504   ~  570-963-4804

Anthracite Heritage Camp

Group shot of campers.

July 14-17, 2009
9:00AM - 12:30 PM

The 2009 Anthracite Heritage Camp will be 
A Celebration Of Energy!

Reservations are being accepted for boys and girls, ages 7-12 years, at the Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum for the July 14 -17, 2009, 9AM to 12:30PM, 2009 Anthracite Heritage Camp, rain or shine!  

Youngsters will learn about different forms of energy—coal, water, wind, wood, solar—as well as animal and human power and transportation through stories, crafts, food, music and hands-on. The camp will be conducted by professional staff and volunteers.  Children will establish friendships among children from different backgrounds and interests. The cost is $40 per child for museum members and $50 for non members.  This includes all snacks and supplies.  Some scholarships are available on a first come first serve basis.  Enrollment is limited. For further information and a reservation form, phone (570) 963-4804.

This year’s camp is being held in conjunction with the 2009 theme of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) entitled Energy: Innovation and Impact.  This theme focuses on energy and the effect it has had on the Commonwealth.  See for yourself how energy fueled Pennsylvania and the developing nation by exploring PHMC historic sites and museums along the Energy Trail of History.  For more information on stops along the Energy Trail of History, visit

Anthracite Heritage Camp Planning Committee Members include, but are not limited to Elizabeth Killian, Chester Kulesa, Lynn LoRusso, Nora Mattern,
Suzanne Miller, Mary Theresa Montoro, Sarah Piccini, Barbara Powell, 
Margaret Reese, Connie Richards, Linda Schuller, Ron Skamanich, 
Francis Tartella, Frank Tartella, and Dorothy Thomas.

The Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum is administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. For more information please visit Individuals with disabilities who need special assistance or accommodations to participate in this program or visit the museum should call the museum at 570-963-4804, in advance to discuss their needs.  Pennsylvania TDD relay service is available at (800) 654-5984. 

The camp is sponsored,  in part, by generous donations from
Gerrity's Supermarkets
Minooka Lions Club 
and PPL.

Building Boats

Dinosaur Eggs for Snacks.

Learning to Play the Harmonica

For More Information Please Call:

Registration is on a first come first serve basis.

The Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum and 
Iron Furnaces, administered by Chester Kulesa, Site Administrator,
 are two of three sites that make up the Anthracite Museum Complex, 
which also includes 
Eckley Miner's Village.

The Museum and Iron Furnaces are owned and operated by the 
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's Historical and Museum 
Commission, Harrisburg, PA.

Tom Wolf, Governor
Andrew E. Masich, Chairman
James M. Vaughan, Executive Director

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