Dakota Day Camp
July 14 @ 9:00 am - July 16 @ 1:00 pm
Tuesday-Thursday, July 14-June 16; 9am-1pm
Member Price: $100
Early Bird reduced pricing is available through May 31, 2020. Please see the Gibbs Farm Camp Page for more details.
Learn about Minnesota’s first people, the Dakota, in this unique camp! Developed with Dakota partners, including instructors from University of Minnesota’s Dakota Language Program, this camp, allows kids to explore 1830s seasonal life through the lens of Cloud Man’s village, where a young Jane Gibbs spent many of her childhood years.
Campers are introduced to the Dakota language and play games to learn names of colors and animals! Activities include practicing with bows & arrows, learning about the engineering involved with constructing a tipi, visiting a replica bark lodge, hearing stories, and sampling Dakota inspired food on the last day!
Each week of camp involves a visit from one of Gibbs Farm’s Dakota partners to either teach a language session, read a story, or give a demonstration of a traditional Dakota craft.
Campers bring a lunch each day. An open house for family takes place on Thursday at 12:30 and includes a performance from the campers, a chance to walk around the site, and a sweet treat!