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Summer Day Camp – 4th Grade

boy stirs pot on stove while historic interpreter looks onIowa’s Communities

Full day
Sessions: 2, 3, 5, 7-11

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.

Registration for Iowa’s Communities starts Jan 2 (Members), Jan 16 (Non-members)

Register for Iowa’s Communities

DayThemeActivities
MondayImmigrantsCreate a heritage shield, build lego community, visit 1850 Farm
Tuesday*Melting PotVisit Tangen House, Flynn Mansion, schoolhouse, and shop in General Store
WednesdayNative AmericansWork in garden, visit 1700 Ioway Farm, CREEK WALK
ThursdayCelebrationsVisit Print Shop, make a maypole, play 1876 baseball, dance the Virginia Reel
Friday1900’sVisit 1900 Farm, bake apple pie, parent open house – 3:30pm

 

*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 are subject to change depending on weather.

 

children walk through the creekOutdoor Explorers

Full day
Sessions: 1-4, 6-11

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.

Registration for Outdoor Explorers starts Jan 2 (Members), Jan 16 (Non-members)

Register for Outdoor Explorers

DayThemeActivities
MondayPlantsPlant seeds, dissect a seed, make mint tea
Tuesday*AnimalsBuild birdhouse, learn about ecosystems and camouflage
WednesdayTownVictorian scavenger hunt, shop in General Store, visit Drug Store
ThursdayNative AmericansStick weaving, make nature art, make a cloud in a jar
FridayLeisureMake solar oven cookies, go fishing, CREEK WALK

 

*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 are 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.