Day Camps

Camp Midway 2021

IMPORTANT: Masks will be required by all youth campers and adults with the campers while they are inside.

Painting a Craft at Midway CampDear Future Camp Parents/Guardians:

With snow on the ground and a chill in the air, it’s hard to think about summer, however, this is around the time that we would start taking registrations for our summer camps. If all goes according to plans the museum will hold eight weeks of a summer day camp program starting the week of Monday, June 21 and ending the week of Monday, August 9.

All day campers and staff will follow all State of Illinois safety standards in place at the time the day camp starts. Based on current (February 2021) safety guidelines, each week of day camp will have a limit of 20 campers with no more than five counselors each day, all participants will be required to wear masks.

Please see the information below for the exciting summer day camp opportunities for your child at the museum.

Summer Camp - New FriendsHistory Mysteries Summer Day Camp at Midway Village

Age Requirement: Your child must have completed K and not yet entered 6th grade to enroll in the museum’s Summer Day Camp program.

Members: $140
Non-members: $150
Time: 7:30am - 5:30pm (extended hours may be arranged for an additional fee)

Parents: Please register each camper in the family individually for each session.

You may register below or there are two other options if you choose not to register online.
By Phone: 815-397-9112
In-person: 6799 Guilford Road, Rockford.

This summer make Midway Village Museum the place for summertime fun for your child. The museum’s day camp is organized as week-long day camps with children exploring overarching themes while participating in activities, games, crafts, and other projects. Social distancing practices are in place for the safety of campers attending the museum’s history-themed camps with small group interaction. The day camp program location offers an experience like no other. Day campers spend time at a history museum with an outdoor 13-acre Victorian Village and Main Museum Center. Children must wear a mask while attending.

Camp Midway MonkeyWEEKLY CAMPS

Quest to Oregon

June 21 - 25

Campers spend each day living the life of a pioneer. Activities related to life on the Oregon Trail are organized including packing a wagon, cooking food, learning about plants and animals in the area, and more! Campers imagine and build a new life as a pioneer on a new frontier. Campers plan a home, garden and complete chores just as an early pioneer.

Register Online

Messy Art

June 28 - July 2

Art is the ultimate expression of truth. Campers will explore the many famous artists and recreate some of their most famous works of art. But, never fear, campers will also have time to let their own imagination run wild and create great works of art of their own.

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Barnyard Bonanza

July 5 - July 9

Campers will spend a week “down on the farm.” The theme this week involves life on a farm during the early 1900s. Your child will discover the chores associated with farm life in a fun and interesting way through activities and games. It’s a chance to have summer fun and learn how to herd balloon chickens, milk a fiberglass cow and plant plastic crops. A visit from real farm animals on the last day is a highlight to the week.

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It’s Easy Being Green

July 12 - July 16

Get ready for green week! Campers will have fun learning about everything green this week. From plants to frogs, and even how to take care of the planet. Your child won’t want to miss this fun themed week all about being green.

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Dirty Jobs

July 19 - July 23

Campers will have fun investigating jobs of the past worked at by hand which are now completed by electricity or machines. Your child will roll up their sleeves and get their hands dirty as a blacksmith, cook, printer, and more in the Victorian Village.

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Wet N' Wild Kids

July 26 - July 30

There have been amazing kids doing amazing things all throughout history. We will explore some of these historic kids, what they did, and how it impacted the world today.

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August 2 - 13

Come listen, reenact and share traditional Folklore from across the centuries and across the world. Participate in activities of childlore- folklore passed down from child to child, such as nursery rhymes and playground games, to tales of unique wisdom and imagination told through the spirits on the past.

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Voyage of Exploration

August 9 - 13

Explore the climate, flora and fauna of the seven continents as the explorers that have gone before. Learn about the Native cultures and traditions of each continent. Play games, and create crafts as we explore these far-off places from the safety of our Victorian Village.

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