Spring Break Camp

Experience 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 12-16, 2018

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
Community Celebrations (5-day) $221 $260
Community Celebrations (1-day) $46.75 $55
Victorian Ladies & Gentlemen (5-day) $221 $260
Victorian Ladies & Gentlemen (1-day) $46.75 $55
Families in 1900 (1-day)
1 adult and 1 child**
$35.70 $42
Families in 1900 (1-day)
1 adult and 2 children**
$51 $60

* 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.

***Scholarships are available to cover a portion of camp fees. Find out more


farmer shows potato to spring break campersRegistration Information

Registration Dates

Member registration opens January 3 at 10am. Registration opens to the general public on January 10 at 10am.

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

kids recreate a maypole at spring break campCommunity Celebrations

2nd-3rd grades
5-day or 1-day camp
Dates: March 12-16

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

Member registration opens January 3 at 10am. Registration opens to the general public on January 10 at 10am.

Registration for this camp is now closed.


girls set the table at Flynn MansionVictorian Ladies & Gentlemen

4th-6th grades
5-day or 1-day camp
Dates: March 12-16

Find out what it meant to be a lady or gentlemen in Victorian times. In this camp, you’ll create your own persona to practice the proper etiquette for young ladies and gentlemen, and discover the games and activities that children played during the Victorian era.  Through hands-on activities, crafts, games, and visits to historic sites, you will learn about the life of Victorians. Show off your new skills at the end of camp by hosting a “Home Amusement” for an invited guest! Guests are invited to arrive at 2:45pm on Friday, March 16.

Theme Activities
Monday Social Graces Learn proper Victorian etiquette through role play, visit Flynn Mansion
Tuesday Socialization I Learn what Victorians did for entertainment, visit Print Shop, practice calligraphy
Wednesday Food & Fashion Prepare food that Victorians would have been eating, create a Victorian persona
Thursday Socialization II Learn parlor games and dances that were popular at the time, practice gentlemen’s baseball and archery
Friday Home Amusement Prepare and present the “Home Amusement”

Member registration opens January 3 at 10am. Registration opens to the general public on January 10 at 10am. Registration for this camp closes on March 9, 2018 at 4pm.

Register for Victorian Ladies and Gentlemen


family working in 1900 kitchenFamilies in 1900

All ages (best suited for school aged children)
1-day camp
Dates: March 15 (sold out) & March 16 (sold out)

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.

Registration for this camp is now closed.


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.