Old World Apprentices

Learn to be a junior interpreter at Old World Wisconsin.

Old World Apprentices Camp


  • Four-day Sessions:
    • Monday, June 26 - Thursday, June 29
    • Monday, July 10 - Thursday, July 13
    • Monday, July 24 - Thursday, July 27

Enjoy four activity-packed days that turn teenagers into junior interpreters, complete with period costume. Learn how to demonstrate 19th-century skills like splitting wood with a froe, making butter, or spinning wool. You'll partner with an Old World Wisconsin interpreter in one of our historic buildings to help share our stories and heritage with visitors. Get a behind-the-scenes look at how we make Old World Wisconsin come alive. This camp allows you to be a part of it all!

This is one of our most popular camps; please register early.

  • Sessions run from 9:15 am to 3 pm

  • Cost: $160

    Scholarships available thanks to the generosity of the Loomer Family. Please contact us at 262-594-6301 for more information.
  • Grades: Entering grades 8 - 12
Teen boy in camp.
Teen boy in camp.
Teen girl in camp.
Teen girl in camp.
Parents and Campers Say:

"He loved learning new things and teaching others. He enjoyed wearing the clothing, felt like a part of history."

"I liked the costumes and learning about the houses."

"They enjoyed learning the history of the home and farm and cooking using the recipes used by the home's family."

"He likes the interaction with the various mentor interpretive staff and the visitors. Loved the hands on experience."


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