Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Dakota City makes changes to summer youth camp

Several changes have been made to the “1900 Apprentices” summer day camp offered by Dakota City Heritage Village in Farmington. The four-day sessions have been lengthened to run from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and a camp for older youth has been added. Some new activities are in the planning stages.

Youth ages six through 12 are invited to attend camp June 20th-23rd, June 27th-30th or July 25th-29th. They will experience life in 1900 by helping with chores, participating in a country school day and learning crafts from the 1900s. They also will learn about farming and environmental aspects and take a wagon ride to the prairie. Each week’s camp will be limited to 24 participants.

New this year will be a teen volunteer camp for youth 13 year olds and older who would like to volunteer in Dakota City. This camp will focus on training so these youth will be able to volunteer during the apprentice day camps, the Dakota County Fair, the Harvest Moon Festival and Christmas in the Village. The camp, offered only June 13th-16th, will be limited to 30 participants.

The cost will be $125 per youth with each attendee asked to bring a bag lunch and beverage each day. Families must furnish their own transportation to Dakota City, located at 4008 – 220th St. W. on the fairgrounds in Farmington.

For a registration form or more information, visit the village’s web site at www.dakotacity.org or call 651-460-8050.

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