Go back in time and help on the pioneer homestead! Learn all kinds of hands-on crafts and chores, like sewing, weaving, collecting eggs, grinding grain and more. Enjoy visits from special guests who will teach us, trade with us, or share stories. Go to school in a real pioneer schoolhouse, explore the creek and meet farm animals. This camp is similar to those from the Alvord Farm and Museum (where we evolved from,) but several things, including the setting, are new!
Cost: $185 for the week ($165 each for siblings in the same camp)
Times: 9am to 1pm, Monday through Friday
Download: Liability Release (Required) You will need to bring this on the first day of camp or email it to us, signed, beforehand.
Our theme is pioneer 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 activities are: sewing, attending school in our schoolhouse, churning butter, grinding grain, washing clothes on the washboard, making herbal medicines, and learning pioneer games. 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 (Camas County Mill 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 counselor, talk to us for information. Junior camp counselors pay a reduced fee to participate, as they are helpers to camp staff.
Please consider signing up early. The camp limit is 10 kids so they fill up quickly. Registration will begin in March 2016.