Mountain Heritage Center camp to focus on Cherokee Heritage

by Jul 6, 2010COMMUNITY sgadugi0 comments

 CULLOWHEE – Middle school students in the area will have an opportunity to learn about Cherokee heritage during a “Mini-Camp for Middle Schoolers” offered by Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center.

Designed for rising sixth-and seventh-graders, the camp will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon beginning Tuesday, July 20, and continuing through Friday, July 23. The cost is $35 per child.

With a theme of Cherokee heritage, the camp will allow participants to explore the history and contributions of the Cherokee people, past and present. Youth attending the camp will spend time with a Cherokee crafter, examine artifacts of historic value and visit significant Cherokee sites in the region.

For more information about the camp, call 828-227-7129. To register, call 828-227-7397 or visit

– Source: WCU release