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Summer Day Camp – 5th Grade

girls stand by pond with fishing polesIowa’s Resources

Full day
Sessions: 2, 3, 7-11

Get creative with our natural resources to make food, art, and tools, just like generations of people have done throughout Iowa’s history. Bake bread like a pioneer, make a medicine bag like a 1700-era Native American, go fishing, and learn to appreciate our earth’s resources! Campers will explore plants, animals, soil, wind, water, and the people who settled here to find out how they contributed to the growth of Iowa.

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

Register for Iowa’s Resources

DayThemeActivities
MondayPioneer IowaBake bread and prepare shaker butter, make soap
Tuesday*Walnut HillMake pottery, visit cabinet maker, create recipe books
WednesdayArchitectureCreate mosaic tile art, visit houses in Town, shop in General Store
Thursday1900 to TodayMake solar oven, go fishing, learn basket weaving
FridayNative AmericansCraft medicine bags, make a dream catcher, 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.

 

Celebrations Then and Now

Full day
Sessions: 2-11

Living History Farms is turning 50 this year! Explore the ways the immigrant communities that first populated Iowa celebrated milestones and holidays. Create a shamrock pin, cook a traditional German dish, and visit some of our historic sites to get a more in depth look at various celebrations. Parents are invited to attend a birthday party for Living History Farms at 3:30pm on Friday.

Registration for Celebrations Then and Now starts Jan 2 (Members), Jan 16 (Non-members)

Register for Celebrations Then and Now

DayThemeActivities
MondayGermanMake a laterne for St. Martin’s Day, cook a German treat, shop in General Store
Tuesday*Native AmericansVisit 1700 farm, make a clay pot, learn a Native American dance, CREEK WALK
WednesdayNorwegianVisit the Tangen House, try making lefse, learn about traditional clothing
ThursdayIrishVisit Flynn Mansion, create a St. Patrick’s Day pin, learn about the Maypole
FridayAmericanVisit the Print Shop, bake a pie or cake, parent open house at 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.

 

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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.