Hands On History Camp 2024

Step into the past and discover timeless skills and fun at the West Des Moines Historical Society! Make paper by hand, spark a flame with flint, and make wax candles just like pioneers did. Explore Raccoon River Park on a nature scavenger hunt, make art with natural materials¬† and churn rich, homemade butter. Come experience the hands-on activities and old-fashioned fun that connect you to generations long ago. Don’t just read about the past – touch it, craft it, play it, taste it. Let the West Des Moines Historical Society transport you back through living history.

Registration is open, and there are some spots remaining for the June camp, June 10-14. Camps are for 9-13 year olds and we promise the kiddos will get messy!