CURRENT HOURS: Closed for touring, Open by reservation for Programs and Events

Summer Day Camp – 4th Grade

children walk through the creekOutdoor Explorers

Full day
Sessions: 1-5

Enjoy the great outdoors as you explore Iowa’s flora and fauna, get muddy with a creek walk, and observe nature! You’ll tend to a vegetable and flower garden and enjoy the fruits of your labor. Campers will examine the connection between history and nature by studying Native American life and early settlers.

Activity Highlights: build a birdhouse, make a cloud in a jar, solar oven cookies, go fishing, creek walk

Registration for Outdoor Explorers starts Jan 4 (Members), Jan 11 (Non-members)

All 5 sessions of Outdoor Explorers have sold out. Call (515)278-5286 or email to be placed on a wait list.


boy stirs pot on stove while historic interpreter looks on

Iowa’s Communities

Full day
Sessions: 6-10

Dive in to the culture and cuisine of the diverse groups that have lived in Iowa throughout history. Bake Fattigmann, a traditional Scandinavian treat, and learn the steps to the Virginia Reel dance. Witness how our state became a melting pot of various traditions and explore how communities formed, lived, and celebrated.

Activity Highlights: build a lego community, work in the garden, play 1876 baseball, dance the Virginia Reel, bake apple pie, creek walk

Registration for Iowa’s Communities starts Jan 4 (Members), Jan 11 (Non-members)

Register for Iowa’s Communities


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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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