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Junior Apprentice Day Camp
Junior Apprentice Day Camp
June 28 – July 1, July 12 – 15, 2021
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
$150 for all 4 days
Dakota City Heritage Village

Elementary-aged children (6 – 12 years old) can live life through a 1900’s child by learning in a one-room school, doing chores in the family home, dressing in old-fashioned clothes, practicing a trade and visiting village buildings.

The focus this year is immigration. Campers will experience life in 1900 as a new immigrant to the area. Whether recently or long ago, everyone’s family immigrated from somewhere. We will explore where ancestors came from and what it was like to leave the “old country” behind and start a new life in rural Dakota County in 1900. Each day is different but builds on knowledge and activities from the previous day.

Each camper must have transportation to and from Dakota City, located on the Dakota County Fairgrounds in Farmington, and bring a bag lunch and water bottle each day. All supplies for activities and an afternoon snack are provided by Dakota City.

The cost of each 4-day session is $150.00 per camper. Limited scholarships are available; if needed please contact the office at 651-460-8387.

Please fill out the following Registration Form – Junior Camp and email to or mail to Dakota City, Attn Day Camp, 4008 – 220th Street West, Farmington, MN 55024.

Space is limited and the registration deadline is June 8 or when camp is full.

June 28-July 1, 2021150.00Camp runs from 9 am - 3 pm daily
July 12-15, 2021150.00Camp runs from 9 am - 3 pm daily
Your Receipt will be emailed after payment to your PayPal email address.

Once payment and registration form are received, you will receive verification of being registered for camp.


Things to Do

Children will have a variety of opportunities to explore the different buildings and learn about their use and history, including but not limited to:

  • print shop
  • depot
  • library
  • the one-room school
  • family home
  • general store
  • the village hall
  • the blacksmith shop
  • carpentry shop
  • millinery shop
Last Day of Camp on Thursday

This is very popular!  On our last day, in the afternoon, we will include time for the family to visit the village.  Their child will be dressed in old-fashioned clothes from our costume room and act as the tour guide in the village.

Food & Drinks
  • Please bring a bagged lunch for each day.
  • Please bring a water bottle each day.
  • Supplies for all activities and an afternoon snack are provided by Dakota City.