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Spring Break Camp

Enjoy a special Spring Break without the hassles of traveling a long distance! Sign your child up for a 1-day or 5-day camp full of hands-on, interactive activities, or sign the whole family up for a 1-day experience at the 1900 Farm.

 

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Camp Schedule

March 18-22, 2019

Camps hours are 9am-4pm. Camps are offered as 1-day or 5-day experiences.

 

Camp Fees

Members receive a 15% discount and exclusive early registration! Make sure your membership is up to date! Purchase or renew your membership

Camp Member Price Non-member Price
Preservers of the Land (5-day) $221 $260
Celebrations Around the World (5-day) $221 $260
Celebrations Around the World (1-day) $46.75 $55
Families in 1900** (1-day)
per person***
$17 $20

* All camp fees include a non-refundable processing fee, which is $50 for 5-day camps and $10 for 1-day camps.

** “Family” is loosely defined and can include grandparents bringing grandchildren. “Family” does not include your child’s friends, but can include cousins.

***1 adult is required for every 2 children.

 

farmer shows potato to spring break campersRegistration Information

Registration Dates

Member registration opens December 5 at 10am. Registration opens to the general public on December 12 at 10am. Registration ends on Monday, March 4 at noon.

Requirements to attend camp

Please review our Spring Break Camp Policies before you register for camp. Each child registered for camp must complete a health and consent form (not required for Families in 1900). Please read the Spring Break Camp FAQ for answers to the most frequently asked questions.

 


Camp Descriptions

kid gardeningPreservers of the Land

2nd-3rd grades
5-day
Dates: March 18-22

Natural resources are important to our everyday lives. If we aren’t responsible and protect our land resources, then we aren’t doing our job of keeping the earth safe. Campers will learn about pollination and how pollinators are important to farming. They will also look at what conservation methods were being used in the 19th century. They will try their hand at gardening, make crafts using recycled materials, and visit with event partners from our community during our National Ag Day event.

Theme Activities
Monday Stewardship Visit Tangen, learn about reduce, reuse, recycle, and national parks
Tuesday Animals Play a game to see the effects of over fishing on fish populations, visit Millinery, attend National Ag Day activities
Wednesday Plants Learn parts of a plant and adaptations, test the soil, create a compost
Thursday Farming Become a pollinator, explore the map to see where crops grow in USA
Friday Past and Present Learn about conservation on the frontier, visit the Blacksmith and Flynn Mansion

Member registration opens December 5 at 10am. Registration opens to the general public on December 12 at 10am. Registration ends on Monday, March 4 at noon.

Register for Preservers of the Land

 

kids recreate a maypole at spring break camp

Celebrations Around the World

4th-5th grades
5-day or 1-day camp
Dates: March 18-22

Explore the culture of the immigrant communities that first populated Iowa, and discover the special ways that they celebrated milestones and holidays. Create a shamrock pin, cook a traditional German dish, and visit some of our historic sites to get a more in depth look at various celebrations.

Theme Activities
Monday Irish Visit the Flynn Mansion, create a St. Patrick’s Day pin, learn about the Maypole
Tuesday Native American Learn a Native American dance, make a clay pot, speak to one of our Ioway interpreters
Wednesday German Make a laterne for St. Martin’s Day, cook a German treat, create a mask for fasching
Thursday American Try out some old fashioned dances, do a mini barn raising, bake an apple pie
Friday Norwegian Learn about fashion through paper dolls, visit the 1875 Tangen House, try making lefse

Member registration opens December 5 at 10am. Registration opens to the general public on December 12 at 10am. Registration ends on Monday, March 4 at noon.

Register for Celebrations Around the World

 

family working in 1900 kitchenFamilies in 1900

All ages (best suited for school aged children)
1-day camp
Dates: March 21 or 22

Pack up your family and go back in time to 1900! This camp is primarily designed to be family led. Forget TV’s and video games, feel what family life was like in 1900 as you do chores, play games, and make a meal in the 1900 farmhouse.

Member registration opens December 5 at 10am. Registration opens to the general public on December 12 at 10am. Registration ends on Monday, March 4 at noon.

Register for Families in 1900

 

American Camp Association Accredited

Living History Farms Day Camp program is accredited by the American Camp Association, the only nationwide organization that accredits all types of organized camps.