Fort Concho’s “Fun at the Fort” aims to put boredom out of business this summer. This year’s edition of children’s programming touches on eight topics, spanning from chuckwagon cooking and archeology to music and 1800s baseball.

All sessions but one are from 9:30 a.m. until noon at the fort, 630 S. Oakes St., and all but one caters to ages 6-12. The chuckwagon cooking course will be from 9 a.m. until noon, and the genealogy session will be for ages 8-14. The cost is $12 or $15 per child, depending upon whether the family is a Fort Concho member. All classes include snacks and souvenirs.

Space is limited, so participants are encouraged to register early at the fort. Registration forms are also available at fortconcho.com. The schedule of programs includes:

  • Digging in the Dirt on Thursday, June 11. Dig for clues of how the Concho Valley’s earliest peoples lived. Plus, create rock art and make a medicine bag.
  • Join the Infantry! on Wednesday, June 17. Enlist for a day of marching, drilling and sampling rations.
  • Plants and Pioneers on Tuesday, June 23. Learn about medicinal, edible and useful Texas plants and engage in clever craft projects.
  • Fiddle Fire Friday on Friday, June 26. Learn to cook chuckwagon style … then enjoy the lunch you helped prepare.
  • Southwest Indians on Tuesday, June 30. Visit a tepee, sample Indian foods and create Native American crafts.
  • Tracing Your Roots on Tuesday, July 7. Dig into your past by charting your family tree using research and genealogy techniques. (Bring names of parents and grandparents.)
  • Striker to the Line on Wednesday, July 15. Play baseball the way Fort Concho soldiers did in the 19th century.
  • Sound Off on Friday, July 17. Listen to 19th-century music and play period instruments.

For more information, contact Special Events Coordinator Carol Cummings at 325-657-4441 or carol.cummings@cosatx.us.