WEST LIBERTY – Piatt Castles is hosting a Castle Camp Preview Fair for children at Mac-A-Cheek Castle noon to 4 p.m. on May 30. The fair includes free activities on the lawn relating to each of the five summer Castle Camps; and a 20 percent discount for anyone who registers for a Castle Camp. During the hours of the Fair, children will receive free admission and their families will receive a discounted rate to tour Mac-A-Cheek Castle. It is located on township road 47, just off state Route 245, one mile east of West Liberty. Regular admission rates apply at Mac-O-Chee Castle at the corner of state Routes 245 and 287 and county Road 1.
The five Castle Camps offered in 2016 are all suitable for children entering grades 4-6. Camps are held 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Topics and dates include:
Castle Faire & Dragon Lair on June 20-22
American Boys & Girls Club on June 27-29
Shawnee Life in the 18th Century on July 11-13
Pirates Rule! July on 18-20
Art & Science of Nature on July 25-27
Each camp includes historical games, activities and access to special collections at the Castles. For a description of each camp, visit www.piattcastles.org or call 937-844-3902.
The Castle Camp Preview Fair is possible, in part, due to a grant from the Mary Eleanor Morris Fund of the Columbus Foundation to the Mac-A-Cheek Foundation for the Humanities.