Living History Farms: Summer Day Camp

Living History Farms: Summer Day Camp

Summer may be almost over, but I wanted to make sure to share our fun experience we had with Living History Farms Summer Camp.

Central Iowa has a ton of great options for Summer Camp. The Living History Farms Summer Day Camp has been around for years. When I came across this camp I knew it would be a perfect fit. What child would not love farm animals, mud, making ice cream and creek stomping?! I made sure to get him signed-up right away!

As a parent, education and activities my children will be doing is important, but organization and communication is even more crucial to me. Living History Farms exceeded in all of these categories.

A few weeks before camp started, we received a small packet with Monte’s schedule, a camp checklist and helpful hints for camp. This was great so I could purchase and gather whatever items I may need for the week of camp.

The week before our camp started, our camp counselor called me personally to go through what Monte would be doing, asked me about any concerns, reminded me what to pack with him, and what he should wear. I loved the fact that she personally called me. It gave me a chance to know exactly who my son would be spending the day with and an opportunity for me to ask questions before dropping him off on the first day. 

Drop-off and pick-up was super smooth and organized. No major chaos! Find your designated flag, sign the sheet and off you go.

Monte attended the Farm Life camp for Kindergarten and he loved it. His schedule consisted of themes for each day which included:

  • Monday – Farm Animals; He visit the 1900 farm and took care of chickens.
  • Tuesday – School Days; He visit the Schoolhouse and shopped in the General Store.
  • Wednesday – Farm Life; He stomped and played in the creek and made a fun caterpillar craft.
  • Thursday – Cooking; He made apple muffins and ice cream. They also cared for the garden.
  • Friday – Farm Crops; He planted seeds and visit the 1700 and 1850 farm.

Monte had a blast and came home each day with a fun coloring sheet or craft and a story to tell about his day. He also received a camp t-shirt and a cute picture of his camp friends and counselor. A wonderful souvenir of the fun-filled week.

After camp ended I received a survey in my e-mail box. This is where I could share my thoughts, concerns and any ideas I had for changes. I loved that this gave me the opportunity to give feedback!

We are looking forward to signing Monte up next year. Make sure you sign-up early, because spots fill up fast.

Living History Farms is a great place to explore and learn as a family. Learn more about Living History Farms here.


Erin Huiatt

Erin is a reliable resource and stepping stone for women and families to find support and make connections within our community. She wants families to feel confident to reach out and ask for help and advice to get pointed in the right direction. She enjoys traveling and exploring with her two children in tow!

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