This is a camp for teens (7th-grade fall/age 13 and up) who are familiar with Dakota City and want more hands-on experience in the buildings, being immersed in Village history and life in the early 1900s. Step back in time and continue learning a trade or skill, apprentice with a business, and have fun in 1900 Dakota City! Buildings for hands-on learning include the print shop, family home cooking, the millinery treadle sewing machine, and more.
The focus this year is immigration. 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.
Teen campers will also learn about volunteering with Dakota City and can help with the Junior camps. Campers need to bring their own bag lunch and water bottle each day except Wednesday. On Wednesday we will cook an old-fashioned lunch on the wood-fired stove in the Harris house.
Each camper must have transportation to and from Dakota City, located on the Dakota County Fairgrounds in Farmington, and bring a bag lunch each day (except Wednesday). All supplies for activities and an afternoon snack are provided by Dakota City.
The cost of this 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 Registration Form – Master Camp and email to firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Once payment and registration form are received, you will receive verification of being registered for camp.
Teens will have the opportunity to learn a variety of skills, including but not limited to:
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.