RAMSEY COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
St. Paul, Minnesota
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2014 – A BIG Year!
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-Friday, June 16-June 20.
9 am – noon
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 exciting camp is led by Gibbs staff and instructors from the U of MN Dakota Language Dept.
Gibbs Girl Day Camp
Offered four weeks: Tues-Thurs, Aug 5-7; Aug 12-14; Aug
19-21; Aug 26-28. 9 am - 1 pm.
Three Days, Three Experiences Campers learn about the lives of pioneer girls, Dakota girls and Victorian girls. This craft-based camp offers girls a first-hand appreciation of the daily lives of girls in the 1800s. Pioneer girls make quilt squares and yarn dolls, dip candles and attend an old-fashioned barn dance. Dakota girls make parfleches bags, bead a bracelet, play Dakota games and make a tipi. Victorian girls “take tea” at the Gibbs’ house, make autograph books and gather flowers and create Victorian flower crafts.
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. But pioneer life was not all school and work. Boys and girls learn to play games pioneer kids played like marbles and horseshoes.
On Thursday, kids make ice cream and families are invited for an open house. This “Celebration of Pioneer Life” begins at 1:00.
Wednesdays, July 9 – August 20.
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:
July 9: Dakota Games
July 16: Tipi Life
July 23: Dakota Moons
July 30: Pioneer Games
August 6: The One-Room
August 13: Farm Life:
Animals & Chores
August 20: All About
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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