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Homesteading summer camp Aug 17-21 2020

August 17, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

homeschool kids making wooden spoons homesteading

Homesteading Summer Camp

GIRL SCOUTS: This camp is suitable for earning your “Playing the Past” badge!

finger knitting with children pioneer schoolOur theme is homesteading, as in the books “Little House on the Prairie.” Each day will provide some structured learning activities, arts and crafts, and play time. Some of our favorite activites are: sewing, playing school, churning butter, grinding grain, washing clothes on the washboard, making herbal medicines, and learning games. See our blog post about the “letter writing” component of camp. After you register you will get a more detailed explanation of our schedule, policies and more.

Camps remain on site of the Singing Creek Educational Center (Snapp House site), are pre-pay only, and sack lunch must be provided each day for your child. Boys and girls age 6-10 are welcome at this camp. Pre-registration is required to attend. If you have any special needs for your child we ask you to let us know in advance. Carpools are often arranged by the participants. Also, if you have an older child (ages 11 and up) who has attended our camp before and would like to attend as a junior camp helper, talk to us for information. Junior camp helpers pay a reduced fee to participate (see below.)

We will be following protocols to stay safe during coronavirus such as additional handwashing and our instructor may be wearing a face mask.


August 17th – 21st: Homesteading Camp- THREE SPOTS LEFT

Each camp will feature crafts, games, stories, outside exploration, walking field trips in the park, cooking, and more! Enjoy visits from special guests who will teach us, trade with us, or share stories. Our location is a beautiful historic house. Read about the values children learn in our summer camps.

Camps are Monday- Friday, 9am to 3pm, for children ages 6 to 10 years. Boys and girls are welcome. The house is not wheelchair accessible at this time. Children bring their own lunches and water bottle each day.

Cost is: $215 per week, sibling discount available.

Cost: $215 per child; Sibling discount (for sibs in the same camp): $190 per child

We are offering some limited scholarships again this year, please visit this page after you register for the camp to request this. 

Time: 9am to 3pm, Monday through Friday

Location: the historic Dr. Snapp House in Cottage Grove, Oregon. See our About page for details.

Please consider signing up early. The camp limit is 10 kids and they fill up quickly. 
can help you if the camp of your choice is full. Request to be on the wait list by using our contact form on this website.


August 17, 2020
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Dr. Snapp House
360 S. River Rd.
Cottage Grove, OR
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