CURRENT HOURS: TUES-SAT • 9am–4pm • Last tractor cart leaves at 2pm

Day Camp

We have opportunities throughout the year for kids to learn history hands-on—and have tons of fun!

 


campers on wooden stilts

Summer Day Camp 2024

  • Weeklong camps run June–August
  • Grades incoming K-8

Details


campers building snowman

Winter Break Camp 2024

Registration will open in fall 2024.


campers measuring ingredients in Tangen kitchen

Spring Break Camp 2025

  • March 2025
  • Grades 1–6

Details to be announced


junior counselor and campers playing tag

Be a Junior Counselor!

We have openings for Spring Break Camp and Summer Day Camp.

Details


American Camp Association Accredited logo

Living History Farms’ Day Camp Program is accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA)

ACA accreditation standards cover all aspects of camp operation. ACA accreditation verifies that the camp has complied with up to 290 standards for health, safety, and program quality, which are recognized by courts of law and governments. Learn more by visiting the ACA website at acacamps.org.

LIVING HISTORY FARMS CAMP MISSION

Living History Farms Day Campers will connect with history, science, nature, and much more through authentic, engaging, and fun experiences, all within the overall mission of the museum: to educate and connect all peoples to the many stories of Midwestern rural heritage.

LIVING HISTORY FARMS CAMP VISION

The Day Camp experience will help today’s youth prepare for the future by experiencing and learning from the past.

LIVING HISTORY FARMS CAMP GOALS

Regardless of a camper’s ability, Living History Farms’ Day Camp Program strives to:

  • Provide opportunities that support and stimulate the development of each camper’s self-esteem and growth.
  • Help each camper to appreciate how their lives are shaped by various factors, including historical events, the environment and nature, and the different people around them.
  • Encourage campers to develop life skills that will help them to be successful throughout life.

DAY CAMP INCLUSION AND DIVERSITY STATEMENT

Living History Farms Day Camp Program fosters an inclusive, respectful environment, which acknowledges and reinforces the dignity and uniqueness of all. We strive to ensure that everyone, regardless of background, ability, or status, can grow through their experiences at camp.

Through the camp experience, campers will engage with others with diverse backgrounds, getting the opportunity to meet new people and to make new friends. Outdoor experiences, activities, crafts, games, and visits to the various historic sites at Living History Farms will help all campers expand their horizons.

CHARACTER COUNTS

Camp staff take seriously their responsibilities as role models. As a Character Counts!© organization, the museum and its staff and volunteers strive to model the 6 Pillars of Good Character®: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship. Read more about Character Counts!© here.

Read more about the Living History Farms’ Visitor Code of Conduct here.

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