Pioneer Day Camp 2017

Pioneer Day Camp 2017: Settling Arkansas

Every summer pioneer day campers have fun as they explore what life was like in Arkansas more than 150 years ago. This year campers will take on the role of being new settlers in Arkansas. They will learn the fascinating steps involved in setting up home, including haggling over the price of land with the owner of a local land agency and surveying their newly-purchased land. They’ll visit the blacksmith in his shop and see him make the nails and hardware for building a house. Campers will have the opportunity to “build a house” and then cook on the open hearth in a pioneer kitchen. 

Each day, campers will enjoy crafts, pioneer games, dancing and much, much more. On the last day of camp, parents will be invited to watch the children dance the Virginia Reel in celebration of building a house.


FIRST SESSION: June 12 - 16 (for rising 3rd and 4th graders

SECOND SESSION: June 19 - 23 (for rising 5th and 6th graders)

8 am – Noon

$85 per camper ($65 for museum members)

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