CURRENT HOURS: CLOSED FOR GENERAL SEASON; OPEN MAY 1, 2018

Summer Day Camp – 2nd Grade

girl looks at hat trims in millinery shopKids in History

Full day
Sessions: 1, 3, 5-6, 8-9
Camp Code: KIH

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, and 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 3 (Members), Jan 24 (Non-members)

Group A

Day Theme Activities
Monday Discovery Day Visit 1700 Farm, make a pictograph, learn about animal tracks
Tuesday* 1900 Farm Visit 1900 Farm, make a checkerboard, CREEK WALK
Wednesday Pioneer Day Make trail mix, plant a corn seed, make ink
Thursday Craftsman Day Visit Walnut Hill sites, decorate a straw hat
Friday Circus Day Parents are invited to Circus production – arrival begins at 3pm

Group B

Day Theme Activities
Monday Craftsman Day Visit Walnut Hill sites, decorate a straw hat
Tuesday* Discovery Day Visit 1700 Farm, make a pictograph, learn about animal tracks
Wednesday Pioneer Day Make trail mix, plant a corn seed, make ink
Thursday 1900 Farm Visit 1900 Farm, make a checkerboard, CREEK WALK
Friday Circus Day Parents 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: 2, 4, 7, 10
Camp Code: GUG

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 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 3 (Members), Jan 24 (Non-members)

 

Day Theme Activities
Monday Plants, Pollinators, & Critters Learn about parts of a plant, bees, and insects; CREEK WALK
Tuesday* Art in the Garden Visit 1900 Farm, make music instrument, create art with nature
Wednesday Tractors and Tools Visit 1700 and 1850 Farms, learn about inventors such as John Deere
Thursday Home Gardens Visit Flynn Mansion, plan a home garden, plant seeds
Friday Tasty Treats Harvest 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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Living History Farms Day Camp program is accredited by the American Camp Association, the only nationwide organization that accredits all types of organized camps.