Pioneer Day Camp

At the Mennonite Heritage Village

10:00am – 4:30 pm

July 8-12 (ages 5-8)

August 19-23 (ages 9-12)

Cost $150.00 / week

Focus of the Program

Children will come for a week Monday to Friday and experience how life was lived in a nineteenth century Mennonite Village. Every day we highlight a different theme such as, “Who are the Mennonites?, Food & Home, Work& Play, Transportation, and Windmill.” These fun activities emphasize the role of a pioneer Mennonite child with family and community. These children are given hands on opportunities to back schnetji (biscuit), work with tools in the blacksmith shop, grind wheat with a Miller, and play many Mennonite traditional games. The staff wear traditional Mennonite wardrobe to enhance the children’s experience. The week is full of FUN! The children learn skills and share new experiences which can translate into their every day lives. is Steinbach's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

About the Author

Barry is the Executive Director of the Mennonite Heritage Village. While he does not consider himself to be a historian, he places a high value on the preservation and interpretation of the Mennonite and pioneer stories that help people of all ages understand and appreciate their heritage. Learn more about the MHV.