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.

About the Author

Gary is responsible for the overall management of MHV. Guiding the staff, informing the board, and networking with officials, volunteers, corporate sponsors, individual donors and other guests. He has a business diploma and a MA in Global Studies from Providence Theological Seminary. With his family he did humanitarian work for 18 years in Asia, including being a CEO of a Compost Enterprise in China. He loves to discuss the Mennonite story and how it is relevant in our world. Learn more about the MHV. is Steinbach's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.