Troy University's Rosa Parks Museum to offer summer day camp June 13-15

Posted: Tuesday, 23 May 2017

MONTGOMERY - Troy University's Rosa Parks Museum will offer a three-day summer day camp focusing on conflict resolution and Civil Rights history for area middle school students.

Designed for students who will be in grades six through eight in the 2017-2018 school year, the second annual camp will run from June 13-15 and will examine non-violent conflict resolution techniques utilized by Rosa Parks, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and other leaders of the Civil Rights Movement.

The Museum will partner with New Way from the Atlanta, Ga.-based Something New, whose goal is to train people how to effectively and peacefully handle conflict by building on the principles of Ghandi, Nelson Mandela and Dr. King.

The camp will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each and include conflict resolution training and activities, tours of the Rosa Parks Museum, the Equal Justice Initiative and Civil Rights sites in downtown Montgomery, and a trip to Tuskegee University and the Tuskegee Airmen Museum.

The fee for the camp is $50 per a student. A $10 discount will be offered for multiple children from the same family. Breakfast and lunch will be provided each day. Space is limited.

For additional information, contact Donna Beisel, K-12 education coordinator, at 334-832-7295 or by email at dbeisel@troy.edu.