Summer Camp

Spanning 60 wooded acres in central Manitowoc County, our campus welcomes you to experience the stories of our past this summer. The Manitowoc County Historical Society offers various outdoor, historically themed exhibits and indoor experiential learning spaces that combine history and art with science, technology, engineering and math to offer an authentic look into history that shapes society today.

A variety of day camps (full and half day options) are described below. Advanced registration is required for each camp.

 

Civil War Day (ages 6-14)

Single Day Session

Come spend a day as a Civil War Soldier! Learn how to march and drill, build a tent, cook over the camp fire and more.

Cost is $40 for non-members, $20 for MCHS Members.

 

Little Village on the Prairie (ages 6-10)

Single Day Session

Come and see how our early pioneers would have lived at Pinecrest! Explore the buildings that they would have lived and worked in.  Partake in pioneer chores including laundry, mowing the lawn, and baking.

Cost is $40 for non-members, $20 for MCHS Members.

 

Ride the Rails (ages 6-10)

Single Day Session

Discover the ways of travel at the turn of the 20th century. Activities include: learning railroad signals, making hobo stew, laying track on the Transcontinental Railroad, delivering mail, and more.

Cost is $40 for non-members, $20 for MCHS Members.

 

Pinecrest Chefs (ages 11-14)

1/2 Day Session

Come try your hand at cooking, like it was done during the times of Laura and Almanzo! Prepare some tasty treats over a wood stove. 

Cost is $20 for non-members, $10 for MCHS Members.

 

Pinecrest Apprentice (age 11-14)

Single Day Session

Blacksmithing.  Woodworking. Printmaking and more.  Discover the roles of historic trades and occupations!

Cost is $40 for non-members, $20 for MCHS Members.