Homestead Camp 101

Spend the week experiencing what life was like in Minnesota in the 1800s. Through stories, play and field trips to local landmarks, have fun learning history local and state history while having fun in the process.

There will be chores to do: laundry, gardening and cooking, all don the old-fashioned way. Campers will have hands-on experience with skills they would have used as a child on a Minnesota homestead. 

In partnership with the Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Historical Society.

This camp is recommended for rising 1st Graders through 5th Grade. 

Junior Homesteaders (camp assistants) age requirements: rising 6th Grade through 8th Grade.

Monday
“The Homestead”

  • Gathering, Introductions, Rules
  • Songs & Mystery Item
  • Large Group Games
  • Historical Dance Lesson
  • Lunch
  • Story
  • Native American Gardening Methods
  • Chores, Reflection
Tuesday
“Chores and Chickens”

  • Gather and Review
  • Songs and Mystery Item
  • Tool of the Day
  • Field Trip to Local Landmark
  • Picnic Lunch
  • Lesson and Journal Work
  • Chores, Reflection
Wednesday
“Hardships of Homesteading”

  • Gather and Review
  • Songs and Mystery Item
  • Field Trip to Local Landmark
  • Lunch
  • Art Project
  • Journal Work
  • Chores, Reflection
Thursday
“Barn Dance”

  • Gather and Review
  • Songs and Mystery Item
  • Large Group Game
  • Lunch
  • Barn Dance with Refreshments
  • Chores, Reflection

Find out more information about the Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Historical Society here: https://www.elmhs.org/youth-programming.html

89-250-HC1

  Annie Schilling & Beth Swanson , Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Historical Society


Excelsior Elementary : Room 15
Mon Jun 10 - Thu Jun 13
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Su
M
Tu
W
Th
F
Sa

Grades   1st - 5th

Price: $ 245 00
89-250-HC2

  Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Historical Society , Annie Schilling & Beth Swanson


Excelsior Elementary : Room 15
Mon Jun 17 - Thu Jun 20
9:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Su
M
Tu
W
Th
F
Sa

Grades   1st - 5th

Price: $ 175 00
89-250-Junior Counselor (Week 1)

  Annie Schilling & Beth Swanson , Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Historical Society


Excelsior Elementary : Room 15
Mon Jun 10 - Thu Jun 13
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Su
M
Tu
W
Th
F
Sa

Grades   6th - 8th

Price: $ 175 00
89-250-Junior Counselor (Week 2)

  Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Historical Society , Annie Schilling & Beth Swanson


Excelsior Elementary : Room 15
Mon Jun 17 - Thu Jun 20
9:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Su
M
Tu
W
Th
F
Sa

Grades   6th - 8th

$ 125.00
Junior Counselor