Summer Camps

The best summer camps in history! These fun day camps bring history to life and are designed for kids ages 7–14.

Young girls in bonnets making a craft.

Little House in the Big Fort Day Camp I

Ages 7-11
Session 1: Jun 12–15 • Session 2: Jun 26–29

Children will play games, sing songs, go to school, and make the foods and crafts that Laura Ingalls Wilder described as we explore the first four books in the “Little House” series (Little House in the Big Woods, Little House on the Prairie, Farmer Boy, and On the Banks of Plum Creek) from multiple perspectives.

A group of young girls in bonnets gather around a costumed camp guide on a gravel path.

Little House in the Big Fort Day Camp II

Ages 7-11
Session 1: Jul 10–13 • Session 2: Jul 24–27 • Session 3: Aug 7–10

Children will play games, sing songs, go to school, and make the foods and crafts that Laura Ingalls Wilder described as we explore the last four books in the “Little House” series (By the Shores of Silver Lake, The Long Winter, Little Town on the Prairie, and These Happy Golden Years) from multiple perspectives.

A group of kids hiking down a hill through a path of tall grass.

Outdoor Explorers Day Camp

Ages 9-12
Session 1: Jun 19–22 • Session 2: Jul 17–20 • Session 3: Jul 31–Aug 3

SOLD OUT

Calling all adventurers! Experience outdoor skills and life in the early 1800s: use flint and steel, fish, hike, cook over an open fire, canoe, and much more.

A costumed teacher portraying an engineer at Fort Snelling speaking with enthusiasm to a group of kids.

Engineers & Grenadiers One-Day Camp

Ages 9-14
Jun 23, Jul 21, Aug 4

The US Army was the home of scientists and engineers as well as soldiers. Learn soldiering and also how the Army kept time, coped with the weather, fed itself, stayed healthy, and maintained equipment. Kids will delve beneath the surface to investigate the reasons things are the way they are and the effects they have on us today.