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. Read about the values children learn in our summer camps.

Dates for Summer Camp 2017:

July 17 – 21-  full

July 31 – full

August 14 – 18  – Only 7 spots left! Junior camp helper position is taken

Aug 28 – Sept 1 – Full

WAITING LISTS 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.

Cost: $235 per child. Sibling discount (for sibs in the same camp): $215 per child.
Limited Scholarships are available to help reduce tuition amount. Links to the forms are below.


boy works at pioneer camp
“I started going to this camp when I was six years old, and I didn’t know whether or not I would like it. But then I kept going summer after summer. To me, this camp means meeting new people, making friends, and participating in fun activities. Being a junior leader for the past few years has been really fun. Being able to gain respect from younger campers is cool, but it is also fun to join them in games, jam making and other stuff.”

NEW! If you are registered for the Victorian Finishing School Summer Camp at the Shelton McMurphey Johnson House (in Eugene) you will receive $10 off your child’s registration! (Must be verifiable through SMJ house.)
Coupon Code: SMJ17

9am to 3pm, 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.

Please consider signing up early. The camp limit is 10 kids so they fill up quickly. Registration will begin in March.

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

finger knitting with children pioneer schoolOur 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 activites are: sewing, attending school in our schoolhouse, churning butter, grinding grain, washing clothes on the washboard, making herbal medicines, and learning pioneer 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 (Hunton Farm/Camas Country Mill Store and Bakery 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.

Junior Camp Helpers:

Cost is $190 for the week. Must have experience helping with younger kids (such as at our camps or another camp.) They are expected to come 15 minutes early and stay 15 minutes late to help with set up and clean up. They assist with crafts, games and activities and are also doing the activities themselves.

Registration Details for Camps:

A $30 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your space when you register. Please make checks payable to Singing Creek Educational Center.
More questions? Check out our FAQ’s page.

The remainder of your camp fees are due two weeks before camp starts. We will send out reminders to parents which will include schedule for the week, camp regulations, and checklist. Remember our mailing address is different than our site address!

Please consider adding yourself to the waiting list if a camp is full. Sometimes last minute cancellations happen and we may have a space open. Contact us for more information about waiting lists.

Mailing Address: Karen Rainsong, 2045 McKinley St., Eugene, OR 97405

Physical Address of Camp: 92194 Purkerson Rd, Junction City, OR

Refund Policy:

  • Deposit of $30 is non-refundable.
  • Up to 14 days before the first day of the program you may cancel your child’s enrollment and receive a refund (minus the $30.00 deposit which is our cancellation fee).
  • Cancellations made less than 14 days before the first day of the program will not be refunded.
  • Registrations and fees are non-transferable.