Step back in time with Yesteryear Village’s summer camp programs

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Organizers of Yesteryear Village’s summer camp program are inviting children to step back in time to experience old-fashioned fun. Two different programs will take place every Thursday and Friday throughout June and July from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Yesteryear Village on the South Florida Fairgrounds, 9067 Southern Blvd.

On Thursdays, the “Explorations” program will take place and includes demonstrations, visits to the Village’s historic buildings, old-fashioned water play and other fun hands-on activities.

On Fridays, “City Kids on the Farm” is scheduled and will involve the agricultural department in addition to the other farm-related activities. Agricultural professionals will be providing presentations and facilitating animal interactions for the campers and guests. 

All campers will have free time after they eat lunch to explore the rest of Yesteryear Village, which is a living history park. Volunteers will lead interactive activities to share with the campers during that time.

Group reservations are full but walk-ins are still being accepted as long as children are accompanied by an adult. Adults are $10, children 5-11 and seniors are $7, and 5 and under are free.

For more information, call Connie Christman at 561-795-3110 or visit the website, www.southfloridafair.com

About Yesteryear Village

Yesteryear Village is a living history park nestled on 10 acres at the South Florida Fairgrounds, 9067 Southern Boulevard, in West Palm Beach. The park showcases buildings and artifacts from Florida’s history. The large collection of early, original and replicated buildings includes three prominent historic buildings — The Red Level Baptist Church, The Bink Glisson Museum and the Riddle House — an old school, a farm, a blacksmith shop, a general store, and several houses. There also is the Sally Bennett Big Band Hall of Fame Museum — the only big band museum in the United States. Group and school guided tours are available by request. Call (561) 795-3110 to schedule a tour or register and pay online at www.southfloridafair.com. Special events, photo shoots, weddings, and corporate events also are available. Call (561) 790-4908 for additional information and to reserve the facility.