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Junior Apprentice Day Camp
Junior Apprentice Day Camp
June 25 – 28, July 16 – 19, 2018
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
4 days $135 per camper
3 days $120 (July 16, 17 and 18)
2 days $90 (July 16 and 17)
one day $55 (July 16)
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 theme this year is “Modern 1900s.”

Although 1900 was a long time ago, there were many new inventions and modern gadgets to help make life easier. We will explore what was new and exciting around the turn of the last century – electricity had been around for years, but what were some new uses for it? The automobile was becoming a little more common, there was talk of people traveling in flying machines, and simple everyday items such as tea bags, coffee filters, paper clips, thumb tacks were all improving people’s lives. New books and toys and even new food items were exciting for children. 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 $135.00 per camper. Gift certificates are available to purchase from the office if you’d like to send a grandchild, niece, nephew or other child to camp. Limited scholarships are available; if needed please contact the office at 651-460-8050×3.

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.

Once again we will offer the option to attend one, two or three days of camp. Try-It camp for one day is offered July 10 for $55.  Two days, July 10 and 11 is $90 and three days July 10, 11 and 12 is $120. Each day is different, but builds on knowledge and activities from the previous day.

Space is limited for each session and the application deadline is June 6, 2018.

Registrations are being taken through Farmington Community Education and credit cards are accepted. Registrations must be received by June 6. There are 3 easy ways for you to register:

1. Register online with a credit card at   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

Things to Do
each day

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.

Last Day of Camp on Thursday

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.

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.