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Landis Valley offers your child many opportunities to experience the life of a Pennsylvania German farm child from the 18th and 19th centuries.

Summer Camps

History comes to life for kids during themed summer camps at Landis Valley.  In Summer Sampler, to be held July 11-14, 2017, children ages 5-11 become farm children, with chores to do, games to play, and hearth-cooked food to make and eat.  In Historic Trades, to be held July 18-22, 2017, older kids (ages 12-17) will enjoy a mini apprenticeship as they complete advanced projects in trades such as tinsmithing and open hearth baking.

Hands-on History Days

Hands-on History Days provide children of all ages the opportunity to experience a living history farm and village through hands-on activities:  children's historic games and chores, wagon rides, one room school house lessons, PA German decorative art, and more.  Please view our calendar of events for more information or contact the Education Department.

2017 Hands-on History Days offerings:

Tuesday, August 8 Thursday, October 26
Thursday, October 19 Thursday, November 2

Children's Winter Camp

Children's Winter Camp will be offered Tuesday & Wednesday, December 29 & 30.  Each session will last from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. The cost is $45 per child ($40 per LVA member child) for both days, or $22.50 per child ($20 per LVA member child) for a single day.

This camp is geared towards ages 5-11.

Theme and activities change yearly.  Visit our Winter Day Camp calendar page for more information. 

Please call our Education Department to register.  Registration is limited to 20 campers.  Call early!