This winter, Gibbs Farm is open for special programming and winter field trips. Public hours will resume in May of 2023.

Five children stand on a porch and are dressed in 19th century women's clothing.

History Scholar Camps

Check back in early 2023 for next year’s camp dates!

Dive deep into Minnesota’s past in our camps for ages 10-13: Minnesota Time Travel Camp and Farm Survivor.

These camps take place Tuesday-Thursday, 9am-3pm. Campers bring a lunch each day. Grade Recommendations: 4th-7th Completed.

 

Minnesota Time Travel Camp

Hold on to your hat! We are going time traveling to three different eras of Minnesota history.

Day one will highlight the past & present of Minnesota’s first people, the Dakota. Campers will learn about the traditional seasonal life of Cloud Man’s village, explore the restored prairie, and be introduced to the Dakota language. On day two, campers will get an in depth look at early farm life in Minnesota while learning about the original farmhouse, farm animals, and partaking in a competitive butter churning contest. Finally, day three will venture into the Victorian era with explorations into the rise in popularity of natural history, inventions, strict manners, cross stitching, and end with a ‘garden party’ complete with croquet and tea.

Farm Survivor

Think you have what it takes to survive as an 1800s farmhand?

Test your skills at the Gibbs Farm site where campers will compete in 19th century farm chores, household tasks, and one room-schoolhouse exercises.  Campers will get an in depth look at early pioneer life in Minnesota while learning about the original farmhouse, farm animals, and so much more!

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