Friday, January 28, 2011
Building Zion Youth Camp at Territorial Statehouse in Fillmore
Fillmore -- Youth groups are invited to Territorial Statehouse State Park Museum to journey back in time and discover how early Utah settlers lived during the 1860s while accepting the call to build the Statehouse and Utah’s first capital city.
Learn about Utah’s pioneer history, sacrifices, and challenges through a three-day / two-night program with hands-on activities including cabin building, rope and candle making, weaving, and quilting. Enjoy recreational activities including pioneer dances and the game of Rounders, which is similar to baseball.
"Building Zion Youth Camp is a great way for museum visitors to actively learn Utah’s history and gain an appreciation of the pioneer settlers,” commented Territorial Statehouse State Park Museum Curator Carl Camp. “Today’s youth should experience life before cell phones and iPods.”
Participants receive Territorial Statehouse State Park Museum backpacks, water bottles, and tithing scripts redeemable in the gift shop. The cost is $30 per person and group leaders are free.
Tent and RV camping are available with facilities including restrooms, multipurpose building with small kitchen, refrigerators, picnic tables, showers, and use of the swimming pool.
Territorial Statehouse State Park Museum is located in Fillmore off I-15, approximately 148 miles south of Salt Lake City. For more information, available dates or to make a reservation, please call 435-743-5316.