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Summer Day Camp – 3rd Grade

boy uses water pump as farmer looks onIowa Time Travelers

Full day
Sessions: 1-5, 8-11

Help with farm chores in 1900, make ice cream 1875-style, tell a folk story in the pioneer days, and cook fry bread like a 1700-era Ioway Indian! Jump through history as you explore a new time period each day and experience the lives of Iowa’s first farmers.

Registration for Iowa Time Travelers starts Jan 3 (Members), Jan 24 (Non-members)

Register for Iowa Time Travelers

Day Theme Activities
Monday Life in 1900 Visit 1900 Farm and participate in chores, make pinwheels
Tuesday* Pioneer Days Visit 1850 Farm, dip candles, tell folk stories
Wednesday Heritage Day Visit Flynn Mansion and Tangen House, learn to play croquet
Thursday Ioway Indians Visit 1700 Ioway Indian Farm, cook fry bread, CREEK WALK
Friday Town Day Learn the art of paper quilling, make ice cream, shop at General Store

 

*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.

 

girl uses implement in the implement warehouseTechnology through the Years

Full day
Sessions: 3, 4, 6-10

Get dirty planting a garden with 1700-era Ioway tools, try your hand at an assembly line in 1900, and see how new machines made work easier for craftsmen in 1875. Investigate inventors like Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas Edison, and learn how people like John Deere and George Carver changed farming. Campers will discover how changes in technology have transformed our lives as they travel through time visiting our historic sites.

Registration for Technology through the Years starts Jan 3 (Members), Jan 24 (Non-members)

Register for Technology through the Years

Day Theme Activities
Monday 1700s Visit 1700 Farm, go fishing, plant a garden, CREEK WALK
Tuesday* Moving to Iowa Visit 1850 Farm, learn about Eli Whitney & Alexander G. Bell, make ice cream
Wednesday Businesses Visit many town businesses and shop at General Store
Thursday 1900s Learn about Henry Ford & George Carver, try your hand at an assembly line
Friday In the Home Visit Flynn Mansion and Tangen House, learn about T. Edison and N. Tesla

 

*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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Bricks, Bees, and Birds: A Members-Only Camp on Stewardship

Full day
Session: 5
Camp Fee: $130

This camp is exclusively for families that have a membership to the Blank Park Zoo, Living History Farms, and Science Center of Iowa (including LHF-only, combo, and TRI members)! Campers in 3rd and 4th grade will visit each organization July 1-3, 2019, to explore Bricks, Bees, and Birds.

  • Spend Day 1 at the Science Center of Iowa. Try out some sustainable building skills through hands-on experiments, learn about the future of sustainable engineering, and visit the Brick by Brick exhibit.
  • Step back in time on Day 2 to explore Living History Farms. Visit the Bee-lieve it or not! The Secret Lives of Honeybees exhibit, and learn the importance of caring for the earth’s resources through crafts, hands-on activities, and visits to historic sites.
  • On Day 3 at Blank Park Zoo, you’ll discover the amazing builders of the sky… birds! Make a durable nest with mud, sticks and other materials, visit many of the diverse birds around the Zoo, and create a take-away craft to help the birds in your own backyard.

Bricks, bees and birds are important to our everyday lives, and we can use simple, creative stewardship practices in relation to each to help keep the earth and its living things safe. Sign up today!

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To register for this camp: Make sure you have your membership ID on hand, and call the Science Center of Iowa at 515-274-6868 ext. 222 during normal business hours Monday through Friday.

Not a member and want to participate? Purchase a membership from one of the three organizations, and you will be able to sign up for this camp.

If you are already signed up for a camp but would like to switch into the TRI-camp instead, please first register for the TRI-camp to secure your spot and then call the organization of the camp for which you were previously registered to receive a full refund.

 

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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.