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Partnership creates unique event for children

Posted on Mar 13, 2017
The Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center will allow children to experience the center like never before

While thousands of visitors have explored the Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center in Superior, Wis., a unique event from the University of Wisconsin-Superior’s Center for Continuing Education and the Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center will allow children to experience the center like never before.

Camp Bong will allow children grades 2 through 6 and their parent or legal guardian the experience of camping inside the historical center for a night of fun and education.

The Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center honors the WWII and later generations, both at home and on the front lines, who have served and sacrificed to protect our freedom. The evening will involve discovering the items in a soldier’s footlocker, hands-on demonstrations of historic uniforms and equipment, and up-close views of a P-38 fighter plane. Campers will take part in exploration of the center, meeting with veterans, games, and a movie before lights out. The morning will begin with Reveille and breakfast.

“We saw great success with the first ever Camp Bong experience last year and are excited to offer the event again this year,” said Briana Fiandt, Curator of Collections for the Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center. “This event gives us the opportunity to connect our collections, exhibits, and volunteers with students on a more personal and in-depth level creating the perfect mixture of learning and fun.”

Open to all students grades 2 - 6. The cost is $30 for child and adult and $15 for each additional child. All children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Limited spaces are available. To register or for more information, call (715) 394-8173 .

News Contact: Ben Mooney | 715-394-8173 | bmooney1{atuws}