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 theme this year is “Farm Life.”
Children had a very different life growing up on a farm in 1900 than they do today. What were some jobs children were expected to help with? Did they have free time to play? We will explore what life was like long ago when a child lived on a farm. Always fun are the vintage games to play and hands-on activities to do. Each day is different, but builds on knowledge and activities from the previous day.
The cost for each 4-day session is $140.00 per camper. Limited scholarships are available; if needed please contact the office at 651-460-8387.
Each camper must have transportation to and from Dakota City, located on the Dakota County Fairgrounds in Farmington, and bring a bag lunch and waterbottle each day. All supplies for activities and an afternoon snack are provided by Dakota City.
Space is limited for each session and the application deadline is June 5, 2019.
Registrations are being taken through Farmington Community Education and credit cards are accepted. Registrations must be received by June 5. There are 3 easy ways for you to register:
1. Register online with a credit card at https://farmington.ce.eleyo.com/Junior Apprentice camp 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 Monday – Friday, 7:30 am – 4:30 pm.
3. Register in person at the Farmington Community Education office at 6100 195th St. W., Farmington
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, one-room school, family home, general store, bank, blacksmith shop, carpentry shop, millinery shop.
Our very popular last day afternoon will include time for the family to visit the village, with their child dressed in old-fashioned clothes from our costume room, as the tour guide in the village.