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Last Chance to Sign Up for July Camps at Garfield Farm

    There's still time to sign for Farm Camp at Garfield Farm Museum. The first session runs from July 10th thru July 12th.  The third session runs from July 24th thru 26th. Both sessions are for children ages 8-11 years old. They start at 9 am and end at noon each day. The second session is for older children ages 12-15 years old and takes place on July 18th & 19th. It runs from 9am-4pm both days. The cost is $75 per session. Reservations are required and can be made by contacting the museum at (630) 584-8485 or
    During the camps, children will experience farm life through guided tours of the museum's historic barns and 1846 brick inn. They will begin each day by helping to feed the chickens, turkeys, sheep, hogs, and oxen. The children will also take part in hands-on activities and witness demonstrations of everyday activities such as blacksmithing, contra dancing, corn shelling, hearthside cooking, flailing wheat, gathering eggs, playing period games, driving oxen, scrubbing laundry, and vegetable gardening.
    Garfield Farm Museum is a 370 acre historically intact former 1840's prairie farmstead and teamster inn that volunteers and donors are preserving as an 1840's living history museum. The museum is located 5 miles west of Geneva, Illinois off ILL Route 38 on Garfield Road. 

For more information about Garfield Farm send an e-mail message to: or call 630/584-8485.