Teatime Camp

Spend the week preparing for a Tea Party. Accomplish all the chores the old-fashioned way, while learning local history in the process. 

A fine tea requires preparation. Boys and girls will spend the week preparing for a lovely gathering at the end of the week. There will be laundry to do, napkins to sew and butter to churn. Campers will accomplish all the chores the old-fashioned way while learning local history in the process. We will make time for a couple of field trips to local historic landmarks as well as play historic games and sing some old-fashioned songs. Of course, the children will learn manners and social graces that will be put into practice. All these accomplishments will be celebrated together on the last day of camp when the campers will enjoy a tea together. 

In partnership with the Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Historical Society.

This camp is recommended for rising 1st Graders through 5th Grade. Junior teatime guides (camp assistants) age requirements: rising 6th Grade through 8th Grade.

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

Monday
“Your Home”


  • Gathering and Introductions
  • Songs and Mystery Items
  • Old-fashioned chore: Laundry
  • Lunch
  • Introduction to Needlework (stitches)
  • Large Group Game
  • Chores, Reflection
Tuesday
“Manners Matter”


  • Gather and Review
  • Journal work and Mystery Item
  • Role Playing: Polite Conversation
  • Field Trip to Historic Landmark
  • Picnic Lunch
  • Needlework and Stories
  • Chores, Reflection
Wednesday
“Preparations”


  • Gather and Review
  • Journal work and Mystery Item
  • Old Fashioned Chore: Butter Churning
  • Lunch
  • Field Trip to Historic Landmark
  • Needlework and Stories
  • Chores, Reflection
Thursday
“Teatime”


  • Gather and Review
  • Journal work and Mystery Item
  • Old Fashioned Chore: Ironing
  • Set up for Tea
  • Final Tea (lunchtime)
  • Tea Clean Up
  • Large Group Game
  • Chores and Reflection
89-250-Junior Counselor (Tea & Manners)

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


Excelsior Elementary : Room 15
Mon Aug 19 - Thu Aug 22
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

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Grades   6th - 8th

Price: $ 175 00
89-250-TM

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


Excelsior Elementary : Room 15
Mon Aug 19 - Thu Aug 22
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Su
M
Tu
W
Th
F
Sa

Grades   1st - 5th

Price: $ 245 00