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.

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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.