Welcome to the Singing Creek Educational Center!
Singing Creek Educational Center: Living History and Nature
To inspire children and families toward an appreciation of natural science and history through hands-on interactive learning.
Living the Old-Fashioned Lifestyle
Go back in time and have an experience you will never forget. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be pioneer in Oregon in the 1800’s? Have you been yearning to get outside and study the creatures in and around a creek and pond? Wanted to know more about nature around you, or about the early settlers and others that lived in Oregon?
Our nature and history programs for children and families include school field trips, classes, pioneer summer camps, and several special events. Join us for our Living History Festival in spring, and use your pioneer passport to try out all the different hands-on activities at a multitude of booths, or go on the hayride along the creek to the pioneer homestead. We also offer homeschool pioneer “school” for your group on a one-time or regular basis. Some of our favorite activities include butter churning, grain grinding, sewing, making puppets, learning pioneer games and songs, collecting eggs from the henhouse, washing clothes, gardening, herbal walks and trading with the trapper. Summer camps include visits from costumed interpreters like the medicine woman, the trapper, “grandma” and more. If your family enjoys reading about life on the prairie, or watching the T.V. shows, your kids will love living the experience.
We are located on a working farm just five minutes north of the Eugene airport, off Hwy 99. We are just 2 miles South of Junction City.
Field Trips for Your Classroom or Group
Classroom field trips are now available for 3rd- 5th graders (and even home schoolers or scout groups!) We offer Pond Study Aquatic Science for 5th graders and Travel in Time history for 3rd-4th graders.
See our Field Trips page for more info.
Our location is the family farm of Tom and Sue Hunton, in Junction City, Oregon, at the site of Camas County Mill. In partnership with the Huntons, we offer pioneer adventures, events, and special tours for your group. If you would like more information about programs, supporting us or volunteering, please contact us. We are a 501 c(3) nonprofit.
Junction City is just a 20 minute drive from Eugene, Oregon and we serve groups from all over Lane County. Talk to us today about a special field trip for your group, or donate to help sustain our programs.
Your Donation Makes A Difference!
Please support our work — bringing history to life. Your financial contribution makes it possible for us to bring high-quality educational experiences to kids in under served communities in Lane County. Click the Donate button above and be a part of the magic!
The pioneers have so many lessons to teach us, about the value of hard work, respecting the land, teamwork, and perseverance. The videos on our channel show the many engaging, hands-on activities the children participate in during Singing Creek’s programs and workshops, where they learn honest pioneer values.