Homesteading Heroes

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Monday June 04

8:30 AM  –  12:30 PM

Would you have been a successful homesteader in Colorado? Explore the daily lives of early settlers – and what life was like on the wagon trail – while learning about the Homestead Act of 1862 that brought so many immigrants west for a new life! Homesteading is a lifestyle of self-sufficiency and in this camp, we’ll work together to experience activities, such as making homemade butter and candles to orienteering and tying knots. Costumes encouraged! 

Student ages: 9 – 12 years old

Tuition: $150 per child


Please choose a session start date using the Other Dates button above:


  • Session 1: June 4 – June 8, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • Session 2: July 23 – July 27, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Please also review this Summer Camp Guide for more general information.

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