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Summer Day Camp – 6th Grade-7th Grade

girl and her father sip tea at a tea serviceCamp Victoria

Full day
Sessions: 1-5

Come experience the domestic education of Victorian women in the 19th century. You’ll learn handwork, cooking, etiquette, courtship, and social routines throughout the week. Campers will cap off the week by serving an elegant, Victorian-themed tea to an invited guest on the last day of camp.

The tea party begins at 3pm. Please enter through the Visitor Center entrance off of Hickman.

Activity Highlights: learn embroidery, print calling cards, make clotted cream, bake scones, practice calligraphy

Registration for Camp Victoria starts Jan 4 (Members), Jan 11 (Non-members)

Camp Victoria 1 : June 7-11Register for Session 1
Camp Victoria 2: June 14-18Register for Session 2
Camp Victoria 3: June 21-25This camp is full.
Call (515)278-5286 to be placed on a wait list.
Camp Victoria 4: June 28-July 2Register for Session 4
Camp Victoria 5: July 6-9Register for Session 5


Forms of Power

Full day
Sessions: 6-10

See how scientific discoveries, geographic explorations, and steam inventions changed lives. Discover what kind of power was available to Native Americans in the 1700s, and see how the Industrial Revolution brought about new inventions and tools that changed the way people lived in Victorian times and beyond.

Activity Highlights: creek walk, try your hand at morse code, build a rubber band-powered boat, make a paper quilt

Registration for Farm Power starts Jan 4 (Members), Jan 11 (Non-members)

Forms of Power 6: July 12-16Register for Session 6
Forms of Power 7: July 19-23Register for Session 7
Forms of Power 8: July 26-30Register for Session 8
Forms of Power 9: August 2-6Register for Session 9
Forms of Power 10: August 9-13Register for Session 10


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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.