A new shelter, a new curriculum and nice weather, what a way to begin the Audrain County Historical History Camp.

The camp began Monday and will continue through Friday on the grounds of the Audrain County Historical Museum and Robert S. Green Park with the new shelter in the park.

There are 52 children attending the camp which is held from 8 a.m. until 12:15 p.m. each day and is for children finished third through fifth grade.

"Innovations Explosion" is the theme of this year's camp. "This is a new curriculum we just created," said Cara Miller, camp director.

Miller said with junior counselors, volunteers and adult leaders, they have about as many as the campers. "It is work, but it a good time," she said.

Curriculum throughout the week includes: living history which includes Wright Brothers, WWI, A.P. Green history/tour of the Firebrick Museum, and Ellis Island/immigration reenactment; cooking with the focus on legal immigration from different countries and foods from those counties. The menu for the week includes: England, Jack and Clementines; China, fried rice and fortune cookies; Italy, pizza and jelly beans; Germany, hotdogs and homemade ice cream; and France, croque monsieur sandwiches and crepes.

Arts and crafts include lettering, jewelry, Tiffany glass, Roosevelt Teddy Bears and Saturday Evening Girls pottery.

Educational topics include: Model T, Tom Bass, Women's suffrage, famous Mexicoans, and Oklahoma Land Rush of 1889 with reenactment. There are also science projects including Wright Brothers, chewing gum, and Gold Rush.