Carver County Historical Society

History Day Camps

Registration

Find the camps in our calendar and use the Register link, or call us at (952) 442-4234.

Forms and Waivers

Registration Form & Waiver (PDF)
Registration Form & Waiver (Word)

Languages, June 24–28

In this camp, youth will be given basic introductions to a variety of languages, both dead languages and those still used, in writing and pictures, even the language of color. Through games, speaking, and interactive activities, students will learn basic words relating to everyday life and different types of language.

Languages introduced will be Cursive/Calligraphy, Dakota, ASL, Hieroglyphics/Wintercount, and the language of color.

This camp will be offered to older children, for those going into grades 4-6. Daily from 12-4pm. Snack provided.
Cost: $50/members, $60/non-members.
Space is limited to 12 kids.

Junior Curator, July 15–19

The Junior Curators program is an interdisciplinary educational experience that allows youth to take on the roles of museum staff to research, create, and install an historical exhibit. This program encourages youth to think about historical events, people, places, or objects and go beyond what is found in textbooks. Our goal is to make youth more aware of their place in history and encourage further exploration of objects, photos, and writing exhibit texts.

Youth will:

  • Research using primary and secondary sources
  • Write exhibit text and object labels
  • Design exhibit layout and construct exhibit

This camp will be offered to older children, for those going into grades 4-6. Daily from 12-4pm. Snack provided.
Cost: $50/members, $60/non-members.
Space is limited to 12 kids.

Pioneer Camp, July 22–26 and July 29–Aug 2

A returning favorite! Come explore life as a pioneer through a variety of games and activity.

Learn about lessons in a one-room schoolhouse, play pioneer games, fish pioneer-style. Explore the hardships and trials of homesteading with an interactive game, and experience what it’s like to be an immigrant.

Open to students going into grades K-3. Daily from 12-4pm. Snack provided.
Cost: $50/members, $60/non-members.
Space is limited to 12 kids.