Not your typical summer campby Nikki Tundel, Minnesota Public Radio
St. Paul, Minn. — Most summer camps give kids a chance to experience new things. One in St. Paul lets them try out some old ones.
Participants at the Ramsey House Finishing School for Young Ladies spent part of their school vacation studying the Victorian era -- a time of morals, modesty and manners. Instead of seasonal attire like swimsuits and flip flops, these girls donned corsets and petticoats. And rather than roasting marshmallows, they enjoyed formal tea parties.
Nikki Tundel reports on how these Minnesota middle schoolers adapted to the lifestyle of the late 1900s.