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Homestead hosts winter break camps

The John Jay Homestead State Historic Site will host its Winter Break Mini-Camps for children ages 5 to 10 on Wednesday, Dec. 26, through Friday, Dec. 28.

Each two-hour program will begin at 10 a.m. and be operated as a drop-off program. The first mini-camp, on Wednesday, Dec. 26, will be I Spy! Kids will be invited to explore the historic house and discover the architecture at the Homestead, looking for undiscovered features around each corner. They will learn about various architectural styles represented at the Homestead and in their community, and build a gingerbread house to keep.

On Thursday, Dec. 27, the program will be The Artist in You! Children will explore the extensive art collection at the Homestead, and then try their hand at printmaking.

On Friday, Dec. 28, the subject will be Kids’ Lives! Children will learn what it was like to be a kid 200 years ago and make a Jacob’s ladder toy to bring home.

The cost of admission per day is $15 per child. Members of the Friends of John Jay Homestead receive a $3 daily discount. Advance reservations and payment in full are required, and may be made by calling the Homestead’s Education Department at 914-232-5651, ext. 101.

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