CURRENT HOURS: Open for classes & special events only • Touring season resumes in May 2022

Summer Day Camp – 3rd Grade

boy uses water pump as farmer looks onIowa Time Travelers

Full day
Sessions: 1-5

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

Activity Highlights: dip candles, play croquet, cook fry bread, creek walk

All sessions of this camp are full.


girl uses implement in the implement warehouseTechnology through the Years

Full day
Sessions: 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 1876. 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.

Activity Highlights: shop at the general store, make ice cream, plant a garden, make an assembly line, creek walk

All sessions of this camp are full.


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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.

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