RAMSEY COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
St. Paul, Minnesota
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Day Camps 2015
Part of each camp day is spent out of door; campers should dress for the
Neil McKay, U of MN Dakota Language instructor leads campers in language
Say It In Dakota
Monday, June 15--Friday, June 19
Campers experience a year in the life of the Dakota in the early 1800s. During this week-long, hands-on camp, kids explore seasonal activities including the maple sugar camp, wild rice village, life in the tipi, hunting games, methods of travel and much more. Activities and crafts are integrated with Dakota language and song. This unique and exciting camp is led by Gibbs staff and instructors from the U of MN Dakota Language Dept.
Tuesdays-Thursdays, July 28-30; August 4-6; August 11-13;
Three Days, Three Experiences: Campers discover what the lives
of pioneer girls, Dakota girls and Victorian girls were like
in the 1800s.
This craft-based camp offers girls a first-hand
appreciation of the daily lives of girls in days gone by.
Victorian Tea & Tour
Tuesdays-Thursdays, June 23, 24 & 25; June 30, July 1 & 2
Designed for generations of girls: grandmothers, mothers,
aunts, sisters and daughters alike!
Campers washing the pig!
Boys and girls ages 6-10 travel back in time and learn about life in the 1800s. Time is spent each camp day in the one-room schoolhouse leaning “reading, writing and arithmetic” in a fun and kid-friendly way. Campers learn to write using pen and ink and mail a letter home from the General Store post office.
The other half of each day is spent doing chores around the farm. Campers work with the farm animals and birds each day, collecting eggs and even giving the animals a bath. But pioneer life was not all school and work. Boys and girls learn to play games pioneer kids played like marbles and horseshoes.
Each Thursday, campers will make ice cream and cookies. Families are invited for an open house at 12:30 where campers will serve the treats and then show off the site to their guests.
In 1995, Gibbs Museum located the original "soddy" site and participated in an archaeological dig with the University of Minnesota. Whether learning about pioneer life in 1849 through this dig, or serching for the Dakota trail that crossed the Gibbs farm, archaeology has played an important role at the Gibbs historic site for years.
Campers will learn about archaeology and participate in hands-on digs at the site. Boys and girls will discover how archaeologists determine how people lived long ago by the objects unearthed at dig sites.
Wednesdays, June 24; July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; August 5, 12, 19
The perfect camp for younger children! Each camp covers one pioneer or Dakota-related topic and includes and activity and craft to take home.
Pioneer PeeWee Topics - Full list will be posted in January 2015.
Reservations are required and must be prepaid
for all camps.
One week notice of cancellation is needed in order to receive a refund.
For more information, or to enroll, use the reservation form, or contact Terry (651) 646-8629 or email@example.com.
For more information, or to enroll, contact at (651) 646-8629 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday - Sunday, 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Weekday mornings by appointment
ADULTS . . . $8.00,
SENIORS . . . $7.00
CHILDREN, ages 2-16 . . . $5.00
Gibbs Museum 2012 Programs and Events proudly Co-Sponsored by:
"The Ramsey County Historical Society inspires current and future generations to learn from
and value their history by engaging in a diverse program of presenting, publishing and preserving."
The place for St. Paul & Ramsey
County, Minnesota history.
Ramsey County Historical Society programs include a research center, St. Paul & Ramsey County MN history magazine,
historical exhibits, historic site attraction the Gibbs Museum of Pioneer and Dakota Life.
RAMSEY COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
323 Landmark Center, 75 West Fifth Street, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55102
Phone: (651) 222-0701, Fax: (651) 223-8539
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