Our first session of Pioneer Day-Camp will take place July 8-12 daily from 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM. This session is intended for children ages 5-8. There is still room available.

The second session will happen on August 19-23 and will be intended for children ages 9-12. Children may still register for this session as well.

Devon Guenther, our Education Coordinator, provides an overview 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 The Windmill.’ These fun activities emphasize the role of a pioneer Mennonite child with family and community. The children are given hands on opportunities to bake ‘schnetje’ (biscuits), work with tools in the blacksmith shop, grind wheat with a Miller, and play many traditional Mennonite games. The staff wears a 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 everyday lives.”

Children may be registered by calling the Devon or Angela at 204-326-9661.

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.

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