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Summer Day Camp – 2nd Grade

girl looks at hat trims in millinery shopKids in History

Full day
Sessions: 1-2, 5, 8-11

Imagine what life was like as a kid before there were computers and video games. What would you do for fun? Become a History Kid and find out, as you visit our different historic sites! Try making a hat in the millinery, learn how to track animals, plant seeds, and create crafts with sustainable resources. You’ll see how farms, homes, and businesses changed over time. At the end of the week, camp will culminate with a circus performance for parents; an example of a leisure activity at the turn of the century.

The circus will be performed by the campers and takes place at 3:15pm. Doors will open at 3pm. Please enter through the Visitor Center entrance off of Hickman. You will be given an opportunity to visit the General Store or MarketPlace Museum Store after the circus.

Registration for Kids in History starts Jan 2 (Members), Jan 16 (Non-members)

Register for Kids in History

 

Group A

DayThemeActivities
MondayDiscovery DayVisit 1700 Farm, make a pictograph, learn about animal tracks
Tuesday*1900 FarmVisit 1900 Farm, make a checkerboard, CREEK WALK
WednesdayPioneer DayMake trail mix, plant a corn seed, make ink
ThursdayCraftsman DayVisit Walnut Hill sites, decorate a straw hat
FridayCircus DayParents are invited to Circus production – arrival begins at 3pm

Group B

DayThemeActivities
MondayCraftsman DayVisit Walnut Hill sites, decorate a straw hat
Tuesday*Discovery DayVisit 1700 Farm, make a pictograph, learn about animal tracks
WednesdayPioneer DayMake trail mix, plant a corn seed, make ink
Thursday1900 FarmVisit 1900 Farm, make a checkerboard, CREEK WALK
FridayCircus DayParents are invited to Circus production – arrival begins at 3pm

 

*Note: All groups have picture day on Tuesday.

CREEK WALK days will be wet and muddy. Bring a towel or plastic bag for your child to sit on in the car.

Activities subject to change depending on weather.

 

children help farmer in fieldsGet Up and Grow

Full day
Sessions: 3, 4, 6, 7

Mary, Mary Quite Contrary, how does your garden grow? Help tend to vegetable and flower gardens and explore the role of critters in the garden. Find out why some creatures we consider foes are really friends. Delve into the world of pollinators and find out how farming has changed over the past century by visiting our historic sites. Create sustainable garden art and make garden-inspired snacks to share at the end of the week in our garden-themed art show for parents.

Doors will open at 3pm for the art show. Program will being at 3:15pm. Please enter through the Visitor Center entrance off of Hickman. You will be given an opportunity to visit the MarketPlace Museum Store after the show.

Registration for Get Up and Grow starts Jan 2 (Members), Jan 16 (Non-members)

Register for Get Up and Grow

 

DayThemeActivities
MondayPlants, Pollinators, & CrittersLearn about parts of a plant, bees, and insects; CREEK WALK
Tuesday*Art in the GardenVisit 1900 Farm, make music instrument, create art with nature
WednesdayTractors and ToolsVisit 1700 and 1850 Farms, learn about inventors such as John Deere
ThursdayHome GardensVisit Flynn Mansion, plan a home garden, plant seeds
FridayTasty TreatsHarvest vegetables, bake a pizza, shop at the MarketPlace store after art show

*Note: All groups have picture day on Tuesday.

CREEK WALK days will be wet and muddy. Bring a towel or plastic bag for your child to sit on in the car.

Activities subject to change depending on weather.

 

 

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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.