Book Your Own Adventure: Scouts and Homeschools
Individuals, families, homeschool groups, and scout troops/packs will enjoy these engaging, educational programs! Programs are available as private bookings. 

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Family Field Trip
Private booking available upon request. $9/person
Approximately 120 minutes

Bring your family and a few friends to enjoy some of our most popular field trip activities in small group settings. Students will go back in time to experience chores/cabin life and make a candle to take home.

Shopping Back-in-Time
Private booking available upon request. $9/person
Approximately 60 minutes; ages 6 and up

Visit the Village and join our costumed interpreters as they lead you through a make-believe
shopping trip at our 1910s general store. Students will be given various scenarios involving math, history, and economics (such as needs vs. wants, scarcity, bartering, and incentives). Children will also be given an old-fashioned candy or toy to take home!

Tin Crafts
Private booking available upon request. $9/person
Approximately 60 minutes; ages 6 and up

Learn about the importance of tin products in the 1800s as well as today’s households. You’ll also learn about the job of a tinsmith. Children will be taught how to punch patterns on tin and make crafts to take home.

Pioneer Kids: Chores
Private booking available upon request. $9/person
Approximately 90 minutes

Learn about life in a cabin on the frontier. Kids had a lot of chores to do back then; get hands-on with history as you spend time in a log cabin and experience the life of a pioneer kid by doing the chores they would have done. Appropriate for 1st grade and older.

Private booking available upon request. $9/person
Approximately 60-90 minutes

Find clues leading to hidden “letterboxes” all over the Village. You’ll create your own
personalized stamp, then trade and collect stamp images as you follow the clues. Remind you of geocaching? Ages 7 and up (readers). Meets “Letterboxer” merit badge requirements.

Playing the Past
Private booking available upon request. $9/person
Approximately 90 minutes

Be a student in the one-room school. Spend time in our Log Cabin while the fire blazes. Try
chores from the past like making butter and carrying water with a yoke. Have some
old-fashioned fun! Meets “Playing the Past” merit badge requirements.

Scouts Woodworking
Available upon request with minimum 3 weeks’ notice. $8/adult, $11/scout
Approximately 90-120 minutes

Cut, hammer, and build as Cadette Scouts and Bear Scouts make an individual project, and one birdhouse for the den or troop. To schedule your troop or den, please give at least three weeks’ notice for us to prepare materials. Meets GS Cadette “Woodworker” and Cub Scout “Baloo the Builder” belt loop requirements.

Earth Rocks!
Private booking available upon request. $10/person
Approximately 90 minutes

Use a rock hammer, smooth your own Petoskey stone, and take home rock samples. Meets Girl Scout “Earth Rocks!” badge requirements.

Our Community Series
The Our Community series of curriculum-based workbooks are designed as guides to help 1st
and 2nd grade students learn about history and communities. Each book contains history,
science, math, social studies and language arts, as well as kid-friendly language and activities
students will enjoy. Click here for more information and to order.

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