Summer KidsCamp

Grey Roots KidsCamp is an exciting way to spend your summer! We offer eight exciting weeks of activity-based programs inspired by our collections and visiting exhibits. Our captivating galleries, artefacts, and energetic staff and volunteers guarantee that your camp experience will be something you will remember for the rest of your life! With a different theme each week you are sure to find a program that matches your interests!

Check out this video to see what the KidsCampers have been up to in past camps, or browse You Tube to find other great videos of Grey Roots [external site].

"I wanted to drop you an e-mail to let you know how much my son has enjoyed Dino Camp this week…He loved the trip to the Bruce Caves and all of the art projects that go along with this theme. He was extremely proud of his paleontologist he made yesterday and I can tell just by the way he describes his days that he is thoroughly enjoying himself!"
-Heather Morrison (August, 2006)

 KidsCamp Week Details

Cannons and Castles  July 4-7, 2017 (4 days) - complete
Let's Go On a Safari  July 10-14, 2017 - complete
Let the (Medieval) Games Begin July 17-21, 2017 - complete
Pioneer to Present Day July 24-28, 2017 - 5 spots left
Happily Ever After Fairy Tales July 31-August 4, 2017 - 5 spots left
Rain Forest Frenzy August 8-11, 2017 (4 days) - 3 spots left
From Kings to Commoners August 14-18, 2017 - 15 spots left
Wonders of the World August 21-25, 2017 - 4 spots left

KidsCamp Week Descriptions

All registration opens March 20, 2017.

Cannons and Castles July 4-7 (4 Days)

Have you ever wondered why castles are so drafty? Or how cannons actually work? Do you have the skills to be a medieval merchant? Find out this week as we explore castles, cannons, businesses, and the military – Medieval society!

Let’s Go On a Safari! July 10-14

Who doesn’t love a safari! This week campers will get to go on a safari without ever having to leave Grey Roots. We will talk about the typical safari animals that everyone knows, as well as the strangest animals that you may have never heard of before. Perhaps you will spot a gerenuk on our adventures!  

Let the (Medieval) Games Begin! July 17-21

Come out and test your skills at some medieval sports this week! We will learn about archery, golf, jousting, hurling and shinty (and maybe play some!). Campers will be exploring how these games were played, the history, and whether or not these same games are still played today. Good luck to all the participants! 

Pioneers to Present Day July 24-28 

Join us on a journey through Moreston Heritage Village this week as we talk about pioneers who first settled in this area up to the people who live here today! Campers will be able to experience how the early people lived, travelled, what school was like, what kind of work they did and so much more. Campers will compare their life now to that of a pioneer child.

Happily Ever After Fairytales July 31-August 4

Were there actually knights in shining armor to save princesses from dragons? Were princesses actually locked up in a tower? How much of our fairytales are actually true? This week we will be learning about fairytales and find out if they are really true! 

Rain Forest Frenzy! August 8-11 (4 Days)

The rain forest is filled with things that have already been discovered, as well as parts that have not been explored yet. Campers will use their imagination as we travel across the world learning about the plants, animals, and people that live in the rain forests. Perhaps we will make some new discoveries too! 

From Kings to Commoners August 14-18

This week will be all about the people from Medieval Times. Campers will learn about kings, peasant, jokers, and more! We will also be talking about famous people from this time (the good guys and the bad!).

Wonders of the World August 21-25

Pack your bags because this week we are travelling the world! On each continent of the world we can discover a natural or manmade wonder! From tourist attraction to national monument, to things only some people can see, let’s learn about these cool wonders and learn about new people along the way! 

 

kids paintingGrey Roots KidsCamp Information

KidsCamp Participants: Ages 5 to 10

Hours: Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with drop off between 8:30 a.m. and 9 a.m., and pick up between 4:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. at no additional charge. Early drop off at 8 a.m. is available at an added cost of $2. Extended care is not available beyond 5 p.m.

Cost of KidsCamp: One Participant $125/child; Museum Members $110/child.

To Register: 
1. Read the Grey Roots KidsCamp Parents’ Handbook (.pdf - 72 KB).
2. Please complete the registration form (.pdf - 72 KB) and submit to kidscamp@greyroots.com or fax your completed registration form to 519 376 4654 Attn: KidsCamp
3. Grey Roots will contact you if the registration is accepted to complete the registration process.

If your child needs medication, please fill out this form (.pdf - 335 KB); has allergies, please complete this form (.pdf - 179 KB).

You can also contact us at programs@greyroots.com if you have any questions.

Still a KidsCamp kid at heart?

Are you a youth 14 years of age or older? Why not volunteer to assist with KidsCamp as a Junior Interpreter? Adult volunteer positions are also available. To find out more about the opportunities and benefits of volunteering at Grey Roots.

Special thanks to these organizations for their contributions to 2016 KidsCamp:

Logo - Martin's Transit    

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