Camp at the Museum!

Welcome to Camp! The Wellington County Museum and Archives offers both PD Day Camp and Summer Camp that encourages campers to learn while having fun building crafts, exploring experiments, and playing games.

Camp Information

The Wellington County Museum and Archives offers pre-registration programmes throughout the school year and summer months. The PD Day Camp days are based on the Upper Grand District School Board calendar. We hold Summer Day Camp for 6 weeks throughout July and August. 

All camp programming is designed and offered for children ages 6 to 10. Regular programming occurs from 9:00-4:00pm. Drop-off is from 8:30-9:00am and pick-up is from 4:00-4:30pm (early drop-off and late pick-up are available)

Camp registration is based on a first come, first served basis. Registration cannot be confirmed until after a registration form is completed and payment is received.


Summer Camp 2024 - Full for Summer 2024

If you missed registration for Summer Camp 2024, there is still a chance! Contact Katie Clarke at katiec@wellington.ca to be put on the Summer Camp waitlist!

July 8-12: Medieval Madness - FULLtwo children laying on floor with a crown and knight helmet on

Hail fellow and well met! Travel back to a time where knights fought in tournaments, Kings and Queens ruled and peasants built new technologies to grow their own food. Create your own family crest, get knighted and explore the day-to-day through food, fashion and entertainment.
July 15-19: Dramatic Da Vinci (STEAM) - FULLchild completing science expierment

Build, invent, explore! Did you know that Da Vinci was not just an artist, but also an inventor of machines? This week, we challenge our Campers to explore the world of Da Vinci and STEAM with science experiments, building your own flying machines, and designing and building your own inventions.
July 22-26: Sensational Survivors - FULLchild sitting

Time to take a walk outside and see what we can find. This week, Campers will explore the great outdoors and learn through exploration. What is the difference between trees, how do plants grow, what animals call the Grand River home. This and more to be found as Campers become sensational survivors!
August 5-9: Raiders of the Lost Artifact (short week) - FULLdetective looking through clues in a book

This Summer Camp week is the WCMA's bread and butter. In partnership with our Curatorial department, Campers will take the week to learn what a museum is and how it works while exploring our collections and galleries. Working with WCMA staff, Campers will put up their very own pop-up exhibit to be displayed to the public! Become a Jr. Curator in the raiders of the lost artifact.
August 12-16: Back to the Drawing Board - FULLchild surrounded by their art

Time to get messy as we explore the word of art. Whether it's paints, markers, clay, nature, or pastels, Campers will get a chance to try a wide range of different mediums and let their creative minds flourish.
August 19-23: Let's go on a Safari - FULLJeep driving away with many cartoon animals inside
Time to jump in the jeep! Learn through play as Campers discover the people, animals, and plants that call the continent of Africa home.

PD Day Camp 2023/2024 

PD Day Camp for the 2023/2024 school year is currently full. Get in with Katie Clarke at katiec@wellington.ca to be put on our waitlist.

Thank you for another great school year! We will see you in the 2024/2025 season!


Cost

 

Museum Members

Non-Members

PD Day/Individual Days

$40.00 plus HST

$50.00 plus HST

Full Week Summer Camps

$200.00 plus HST

$250.00 plus HST

Children gathered around a pot making strawberry jam

How to Register

  1. Read the Parent’s Handbook
  2. Complete online registration form
  3. Complete Medical and Allergy Information Form as needed


If you have any questions or concerns please contact the WCMA at 519.846.0916 x5231.

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