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Summer Day Camps
Summer Day Camps
June 10 - 13 (Master Apprentice Teen Camp), June 24 - 27 and July 15 - 18 (Junior Apprentice Camp) NEW this year June 19 and July 11 Try-It Camp
9:00am - 3:00pm each day for Master Apprentice and Junior Apprentice Camps
9:00am-12:30pm or 11:30am-3:00pm for half day Try-It Camp
9:00am-3:00pm full day Try-It Camp
Master Apprentice Camp $140 (all 4 days)
Junior Apprentice Camp $140 (all 4 days)
Try It Camp half day $35
Try-It Camp full day $50
Dakota City Heritage Village, 4008 220th street west Farmington,
located next to the Dakota County Fairgrounds

Dakota City is offering three Day Camp options for the summer of 2019, and we are again partnering with Farmington Community Education to offer online registration and payment options. An Apprentice is one who learns a trade or skill from an experienced worker. Children can become a 1900’s Dakota City Apprentice through our camps.

The Master Apprentice Teen Camp is for 7th grade/age 12 and up from 9am-3pm Monday-Thursday. This camp is offered for the older camper who wants to continue their apprenticeship with more hands-on experience in the buildings, being immersed in village history and life in the early 1900s. Step back in time and build on your Junior Apprenticeship skills and business knowledge, and have fun in 1900 Dakota City!

Junior Apprentice camp is offered to children ages 6 – 12, 9am-3pm, Monday-Thursday. Elementary aged children will experience life in the 1900s by visiting many of the buildings in our village. They will have a chance to participate in daily chores and life activities of 1900 such as learning lessons in a country school, helping with household chores, and doing some of the crafts of the time. They will also have fun playing vintage games and dressing in old-fashioned clothes. Each day is different, will build on the preceding one and continue projects and learning.

New this year, Try-It camp is for children ages 5-9, offered one day, June 19 or July 11. Half day from 9am-12:30pm or 11:30am-3pm for $35, full day from 9am-3pm for $50. Children will experience an introduction to our Village with hands-on activities in different buildings. The morning will be different from the afternoon. All children coming for Try-It Camp (both half-day and full day) need to bring a lunch and water bottle with them.

Click Here for Master Apprentice Teen Day Camp information.

Click Here for Junior Apprentice Day Camp information.

Click Here for Try-It Day Camp information.

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.

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 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.

Space is limited for each session and the application deadline is June 5, 2019.