2020 Twin Cities Summer Camps: Culture & History Camps


Kids can immerse themselves in summer camps that explore living history and fascinating cultures.

History Camps Featured Listings

Gibbs Farm Summer Day Camps | 2097 W. Larpenteur Ave. Falcon Heights, MN 55113


Are you ready for an adventure? Gibbs Farm is a historic site located in Falcon Heights, just outside of St. Paul. This eight acre site is run by Ramsey County Historical Society. Gibbs Farm preserves and shares Minnesota history focusing on both pioneer and Dakota life in the mid-1800s. We use historic and replica buildings, a restored prairie, farm animals, and costumed interpreters in our programs to bring history to life. Whatever piques your interest – pioneer history, Dakota seasonal life, nature, games, tea parties – we have a camp for you!

Sessions: June 16, 2020-August 20, 2020 | Ages 6-15 | $110-$165

Gibbs Summer History Camps

Life of A Gibbs Girl | Gibbs Farm site, 2097 W. Larpenteur Ave. Falcon Heights, MN 55113

What would it be like to be a girl in 19th century Minnesota? Experience the differences and similarities between life today and life as a Pioneer, Dakota, and Victorian girl! Costumed staff lead campers through the historic Gibbs farmhouse, restored prairie, and host a Victorian tea party! Each day includes history inspired crafts, activities outside, and time with friends.

New in 2020! To celebration the centennial anniversary of the passing of the 19th amendment, Life of a Gibbs Girl will include new activities on “Victorian Day.” Campers will learn about suffragettes and the importance of their work in securing the vote for women!

Sessions: July 7, 2020-August 20, 2020, Tuesdays-Thursdays 9am-1pm | Ages 6-10 | $110

Gibbs Summer Girl Camp

American Swedish Institute | Minneapolis
Day Camps for Ages 6-10 and multi-day camps for a variety of ages with topics such as vikings, Pippi Longstocking and Swedish cooking | ages 3-12 | $60-$300/camp CANCELLED FOR SUMMER 2020

Dakota City Youth Camps | Farmington
Dakota City offers Master Apprentice Teen Camps (ages 13+), Junior Apprentice Camp (ages 6-12) and a one-day Try It Camp in June and July, Mon – Thurs, 9am – 3pm | ages 6+ | $35-$150 depending on session CANCELLED FOR SUMMER 2020
Dakota Language Camps | Pond Dakota Mission Park, Bloomington
Session is held July 14 – 16, 2020, 10am-3pm | Youth and adults of ALL AGES! (Children under age 7 must be accompanied) | $50 includes lunch CANCELLED FOR 2020
Lake Minnetonka History Camp | Excelsior Elementary
Mid-1800s immersion camp | ages 6-14 CANCELLED FOR SUMMER 2020

Gammelgarden Museum | Scandia
Little Immigrants – July 13, 2020 (Ages 4-7) & Coming to America July 14-15, 2020 (Grades 2-6) CANCELLED FOR SUMMER 2020

Minnesota Historical Society | Twin Cities metro-area
The MHS offers summer camp programming at the following historic sites: Alexander Ramsey House, Fort Snelling, and Mill City Museum | $45-$235 per session CANCELLED THROUGH JUNE 2020.

Is your camp missing? We would love to include it in our Summer Camp Guide. Inclusion is FREE. Click this link to sign up to learn how to be included.

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