EFFECTIVE 3/18/2020: Spring Break Camp has been cancelled while we practice social distancing during the COVID-19 outbreak. We will continue to follow the recommendations and guidelines provided by government and healthcare officials and make program updates accordingly.
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.
Camps hours are 9am-4pm, except for Family Camp which runs 9am-3pm.
Camps are offered as a 1-day or 5-day experience.
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|
|Celebrations Around the World (5-day)||$229.50||$270|
|Celebrations Around the World (1-day)||$45.90||$54|
|Families in 1900** (1-day)|
More than 10 business days before reserved date: 50% cancellation fee.
Less than 10 business days before reserved date: 100% cancellation fee.
If Living History Farms cancels due to weather or low enrollment, 100% is refunded.
If participant is unable to attend, no refund.
** “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.
Member registration opens December 4 at 10am. Registration opens to the general public on December 18 at 10am.
5-day or 1-day camp
Dates: March 16-20
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. Sign up by day or for the whole week!
|Monday||German||Make a laterne for St. Martin’s Day, cook a German treat, and create a mask for fasching|
|Tuesday||Irish||Visit the Flynn Mansion, create a St. Patrick’s Day pin, and learn about the Maypole|
|Wednesday||Native American||Learn a Native American dance, make a clay pot, and speak to one of our Ioway interpreters|
|Thursday||American||Try out some old fashioned dances, do a mini barn raising, and bake an apple pie|
|Friday||Norwegian||Learn about fashion through paper dolls, visit the 1876 Tangen House, and try making lefse|
All ages (best suited for school aged children)
Dates: March 19 or 20
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.
Living History Farms Day Camp program is accredited by the American Camp Association, the only nationwide organization that accredits all types of organized camps.