All aboard for a Railroading Summer Camp at the Train Museum
The Milam County Railroad Museum will host a summer camp for boys and girls interested in learning more about railroads and model railroading.
The camp will be held July 10-12 and continue July 15-19 at the Milam County Railroad Museum in Cameron. The classes will be from 9 a.m. until noon each day, and participants must be between ages 8 and 18. Parent participation with the students is encourages but it is not required. Volunteers are always appreciated.
Campers have the opportunity to learn about real-life railroading. An instructor from Operation Lifesaver will highlight safe practices when encountering railroad equipment and trains.
The museum’s experienced modelers will share hands-on opportunities to learn how to build various aspects of a model train.
Skills taught will include using modeling materials and tools safely, designing a model train layout, laying track, creating landscape, use of model vehicles and figures, and constructing models of buildings. Campers will also operate the trains and switches on the museum’s Old Town Cameron layout.
Participants will take a field trip to the Rockdale Depot and ride the Amtrak from Taylor to Temple where we will visit the Temple Railroad Museum and the CentrA MOD model trains. All participants will receive a Camp T-shirt.
Cost to participate in the camp is $40.
If you wish to come aboard our Railroad Summer Camp, you may pick up an application at the Historical Museum in Cameron during operating hours or at the Milam County Railroad Museum on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. You may also complete your application online at our website www.mcrm-otc.org.
They will accept the first 15 applicants. Deadline to sign up is June 22.
For more information check the website or contact Jamie Larson at (512) 455-9591.