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Education for 2014
Dakota City provides a number of
education programs providing personal
experiences with history for students.
Following is a list of current programs.
For more information, please contact
us at 651-460-8050 or by email to
education@dakotacity.org.
Dakota City Education Programs:
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Dakota City Heritage Village, 4008 220th St. W., Farmington, MN 55024 651-460-8050  
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School Visit Programs
April - June
Sept - Nov
  
Educational programs are available for elementary aged children, with tours designed to meet the
age and interests of the group attending. There are 4 programs.

    1)  Hands-On History (K - 2nd grade)
    This is a 90-minute program touring 7 buildings with a costumed guide and doing
    some hands-on activities. It may include:
  • Helping with chores outside at the Harris House
  • Gathering eggs and shopping at the General Store
  • Touching blacksmith items
  • Using writing slates in the School.

    The program can accommodate up to six classes at one time (minimum 10 students).

    The charge is $5.00 per person with no charge for one teacher and one
    aide/para/chaperone per class. Additional adults are $5.00 each.

    2)  One-Room School House (2nd - 5th grade)
    This 4-hour program, with a costumed guide and school marm, includes:
      - two hours in the school, learning 1900-era lessons as they were taught in
    rural one-room schools
      - play an old-fashioned game outdoors (weather permitting)
      - bring your own brown-bag lunch to eat at our picnic tables
      - have a 90 minute tour through eight buildings in the village

                   The program is limited to two classes (minimum 10 students).

               The charge is $5.00 per person with no charge for one teacher
               and one aide/para/chaperone per class.

    3)  Village Experience (grades 3 and up)
    This is a 2-hour program touring 9 buildings with a costumed guide and doing some
    hands-on activities. It may include:
           - touching blacksmith items   
           - writing on slates in the school       
           - withdrawing money at the bank       
           -shopping at the General Store.  
            The program can accommodate up to six classes at one time (minimum 10
            students).

            The cost is $5.00 per person with no charge for one teacher and
            one aide/para/chaperone per class.

             4) Homeschool tours are available - a combination of the above tours,
                 customized to your group's size and ages (age 3 and up), $5 per person.  

                  Please call our office to set up the details for your tour.

                                  Summer Youth Camps
            Register now for our "1900 Apprentice" and "1900 Teen Volunteer"  
                        Summer Day Camps (see descriptions below)

Farmington Community Education is handling our registrations this year and credit
cards are accepted. Registrations must be received by June 9. There are 4 easy ways for
you to register:

1. Register online with a credit card at
 www.farmingtonce.com     
    If you do not already have one, you will need to create an
    account; just follow the easy directions.

2. Call 651-460-3200 to register over the phone with a credit
    card. Office hours are Mon. - Fri., 7:30am - 4:30pm.

3. Register in person at the Farmington Community Education
    office at 6100  195th St. W., Farmington

4. Download registration form (see link below each camp), print
    it, fill it out and mail with check or credit card payment to:

                               
         Farmington Community Education
                                
        Attn: Youth Dakota City Program
                                        
            6100  195th St. W.
                                  
           Farmington, MN 55024






                                                         

1900 Teen Volunteer Camp
June 16 - 19, 2014       Hours 9:00am - 3:00pm

          This camp is for 13 years old and up for those interested in volunteering at Dakota City
           for the day camps, fair and other events.  The teens will learn about being a          
           volunteer, proper dress for 1900s, how to help with the crafts and activities we do,   
           history of the buildings and people of the 1900s, etc.  After successfully completing the
           camp, teens will be able to help at the other apprentice camps, the county fair and our
           other events. Enrollment is limited to 10 teens. They need to bring their own lunch  
           and beverage each day. They need to have their own transportation to the village,
           located at 4008 220th street west Farmington, next to the county fairgrounds.
               
                               Cost: $125.00 per teen per session (4 days)
                       

                         For questions or more information call 651-460-8050







                                     

1900 Apprentices (6 - 12 olds)
June 23 - 26, 2014                       
July  21 - 24, 2014

    Two four-day sessions from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. will be offered. Youth ages 6 - 12
    can learn what life was like a century ago when they attend the camp, titled “1900
    Apprentices”. Each camp will feature hands-on learning activities guided by
    experienced history interpreters. Youths will participate in activities such as
    household chores, crafts and entertainment, environmentalism, school and learning,
    people and history, all from the early 1900s area. They will visit and learn about many
    of the buildings in our village, and will have a chance to play many games that
    children from the 1900s played.

    Enrollment is limited to 24 youth in each four-day camp. The cost will be $125 per
    child per session. Campers need to bring their own bag lunch, beverage and water
    bottle each day. They also need to have their own transportation to the village which
    is located at 4008 220th Street West, Farmington, MN, next to the county
    fairgrounds.          
        
         
                        ******Registration deadline for all camps is June 9, 2014.******

                           Cost: $125.00 per child per session (4 days)
                               
                   For questions or more information call 651-460-8050                      
                                           

Summer in the Village
    June - August

    This program is designed to give the daycare centers, home daycare groups, YMCA
    groups, etc, the experience of what life would have been like for them 100 years ago.  
    There are several hands-on experiences that will help them expand their
    understanding and appreciation of the past in an exciting and memorable way.  
    Typical activities may include looking through stereoscopes, helping with laundry,
    and using slates with chalk in the school!  

    There is a $5.00 per person charge for this two-hour program.

                                   (minimum 15 children)


    For questions regarding the education programs please contact:   
                                 education@dakotacity.org
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GIFT CERTIFICATES

Gift certificates for day camps are available to
purchase, please call our office 651-460-8050 for
details