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Day Camps at MAHS

Summer Camps at The Bruentrup Heritage Farm

MAHS Youth Camps explore the worlds of our Indigenous Dakota, Yankee-American, German-Immigrant, and Hmong Refugee peoples and culture through…

Fun. Friends. Food. Art. History… And so much more!

The Maplewood Area Historical Society is proud to present another season of one-of-a-kind hands-on and experiential day-camps for youth ages 6 – 16 at the beautiful 1891 Bruentrup Heritage Farm in Maplewood, MN as well as the quaint 1888 Eder Schoolhouse in Oakdale, MN. Nestled among 25 acres of restored rolling prairie, the Bruentrup Heritage Farm offers a unique setting for youth to explore many facets of our local history with professional historians, artists, culinary-experts, and architects!

For more information, please email or call us using the methods below.

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (651) 748-8645

Campers Entering Grades 6-9

Culinary Camp

Join the staff of the Maplewood Area Historical Society as we explore the culinary history of our local Dakota, Yankee-American, German, and Hmong peoples! This camp has limited availability, so register early to secure your student. Campers in Grades 6-9. Monday - Thursday. All supplies included. $310 per camper.

Enroll your camper today!

Campers Entering Grades 1-6

Farm-to-Table Camp

Learn where your food comes from! Explore the science behind butter, cheese, and bread by making your own FROM SCRATCH and eating the results. Campers will also learn about 'old timey' life on the farm, make arts & crafts, and play some old fashioned games. $240 per camper. Bring your own lunch! Morning and afternoon snack provided.

Enroll your camper today!

Campers Entering Grades 1-6

Recess Camp

New this year! Join us on the farm during Fridays this summer for full days of recess including games like capture the flag, lawn games, group games, or a fun-on-the-farm obstacle course. Grades 1-6. 9AM - 4PM. Bring your own lunch! Morning and afternoon snacks provided. Single day $60, full summer (10 Fridays) $540.

Enroll your camper today!

Campers Entering Grades 6-8

Homestead Camp

New this year! Homestead Camp is a continuation of our popular Farm-to-Table Camp for middle-school campers. Delve deeper into the science and practice of self-sufficient and sustainable skills like composting, gardening, cooking, and more! For campers entering Grades 6-8, $240 per camper. Aug 5-8. 9AM - 4PM. Bring your own lunch! Morning and afternoon snack provided.

Enroll your camper today!

Campers Entering Grades 1-3

One Room Schoolhouse Camp

New this year! One Room Schoolhouse Camp takes campers back in time to experience life in the 1888 Eder Schoolhouse in Oakdale, MN. Campers will have fun learning about history, practicing old fashioned skills, and enjoying plenty of recess time and old fashioned games! For campers entering Grades 1-3, $240 per camper. Jun 24-27. 9AM - 4PM. Bring your own lunch! Morning and afternoon snacks provided.

Enroll your camper today!

Campers Entering Grades 4-6

History Detectives Camp

New this year! Discover what it's like to be a historian by solving a history's mystery through exploring historic artifacts, archeology, and research. Learn to interpret these real-life historical stories and put together a student curated exhibit at the end of the week by becoming a real Museum Curator at the Maplewood Area Historical Society! For campers entering Grades 4-6, $240 per camper. July 8-11. 9AM - 4PM. Bring your own lunch! Morning and afternoon snacks provided.

Enroll your camper today!

Campers Entering Grades 4-6

Folk Arts on the Farm

Campers will explore the world of folk arts & culture on the Farm! Arts from Indigenous Dakota, Yankee-American, German Immigrant, and Hmong Refugee cultures will inspire campers to produce unique art. For campers entering Grades 4-6, $240 per camper. June 24-27. 9AM - 4PM. Bring your own lunch! Morning and afternoon snack provided.

Enroll your camper today!

Campers Entering Grades 1-9

Variety Week

New this year! Join us for a sampler week of our camp activities at the Bruentrup Heritage Farm. Each variety week varies slightly for age groups and subject matter, with themes including culinary skills, creative writing, ``Little House on the Prairie,`` and more. Read on for more information!

Enroll your camper today!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is your refund policy?

Refunds (minus a $100 deposit) may be issued up to three weeks before the start date of camp. Refunds are not available for cancellations with less than three weeks’ notice, as we pay for staff and materials up-front. If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected].

My child is just under the age for camp, will you make an exception?

Our camps are intensive and designed around K-12 Minnesota Education Standards specific to our curriculum and theme based camps. That being said, if you feel your child would thrive at one of our day camps, but falls outside the suggested age range of campers, please contact our Executive Director, T.J. Malaskee at [email protected] to discuss options and exceptions!

My child has attended a Bruentrup Heritage Farm Day Camp in the past and loved it! Will there be anything new this year?

There’s always something new at the Bruentrup Heritage Farm! While many of our core components of curriculum based programming during camps are similar, activities and projects will vary from year to year and even week to week!

Is lunch provided?

Campers should bring their own lunch daily. MAHS provides a morning and afternoon snack and there are often fruits or vegetables from our heirloom gardens and orchard to munch on!

Contact Us

For more information, please email or call us using the methods below.

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (651) 748-8645

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Please contact us to schedule tours and appointments, thank you!

Maplewood Area Historical Society
2170 County Road D East
Maplewood, MN 55109
(651) 748-8645
[email protected]