AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — The Don Harrington Discovery Center is offering a “Friendsgiving Day Camp” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 20 and Nov. 21 for children ages three years old to fourth grade.

According to DHDC officials, campers will learn on their level with a science-based curriculum and qualified teachers. DHDC said that it “Encourages caregivers to sign their young explorers up to let them have fun during the Thanksgiving Break and learn something new to talk about at the dinner table!”

DHDC officials stated that spots are limited, and registration is now open on the Discovery Center website.

Prices for members and non-members include:

  • Kinder-4th grade ($40/day for members, $50/day for non-members)
  • PreK (Half day only) ($20/day for members, $25/day for non-members)

DHDC officials also said that pre-care and after-care options are available for $10.

Sophia Britto, DHDC’s marketing coordinator, said although the camp is scheduled for two days, kids can be registered for only one. She said they will learn about the weather changing, as well as agriculture.

“We’ve noticed the leaves are starting to change color and temperatures are cooling down, so we are going to teach them about the weather changing,” Britto said. “Amarillo is a very interesting place when it comes to weather. It’s always different and you can experience three different weather phenomena in one day. So we’re going to be talking about that a little bit, why the leaves are changing, and also crops. This is a big agricultural area, so we’re going to be talking about stuff like corn which a lot of people eat on Thanksgiving.”

Britto said DHDC will be open next week but will be closed on Thanksgiving day. She recommended bringing out-of-town family members to the center to show off the new exhibits.

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