Students from Bristol High School had the opportunity to attend a one week “History and Culture Camp” sponsored by the 21st CCLC and the AOC (Academic Oversight Committee). The camp, held the second week of July, has a mission to expose students to various sights around Bucks County and Philadelphia that are of significant historical and cultural importance. The sights also have a connection with history that the students have studied or will study in their time at Bristol High School.
Here’s a look at the club’s impressive itinerary:
Day 1. (Bucks County sites) Washington Crossing, Bowman’s Tower, and the 9/11 Garden of Reflection
Day 2. (Historic Philadelphia) National Constitution Center, Independence Hall, The Liberty Bell, Ben Franklin’s home and print shop
Day 3. (Historic Philadelphia cont.) The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, the African-American Museum, Chinatown, Reading Terminal Market, and the Museum of the American Revolution
Day 4. (Historic Bristol) Pennsbury Manor, walking tour of Bristol Borough, and the Grundy Museum
Day 5. The Battleship New Jersey, The USS Olympia, The Submarine Becuna, and the American Jewish Museum
The week long experience ended with a triumphant “Rocky Climb” up the Philadelphia Art Museum steps