It’s time to think about booking summer camps at Burlington museums

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Published March 29, 2022 at 2:52 pm

It might still be barely above freezing in Burlington, but it’s never too early to start thinking about summer camps.

Museums of Burlington is offering a summer day camp program at Ireland House Museum and Joseph Brant Museum.

Camps are designed for children between the ages of 5 to 12 and run daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The cost is $250/week, or $55/day (Family Museum Members receive 10 per cent off).

Here are the descriptions of the camps from Museums of Burlington.

Week 1: Medieval Times – July 4 to 8 at Ireland House Museum

Hear ye, hear ye… Calling all knights and princesses! While the Middle Ages may have been a dark period in history, we will be exploring the brighter side of things with fun crafts, foods and games. Our Medieval Times camp will include activities relating to castles, mythical creatures, fairs, and everything in between.

Week 2: Extreme Planet – July 11 to 15 at Joseph Brant Museum

As hot as a volcano, and as cold as an iceberg! This week will explore all the extreme elements of Planet Earth as we explore Earth’s extreme temperatures, weather, sports, and animals. Campers will also get the chance to check out the newest travelling exhibit Beyond Human Limits LITE from Science North.

Week 3: Holiday Extravaganza – July 18 to 22 at Joseph Brant Museum

Christmas in July?! Yes, you heard that right! This week will focus on 10 awesome holidays, each day filled with themed crafts and hands-on activities to help us celebrate. We will explore all the fun traditions that you know and love as part of your favourite holidays.

Week 4: Ancient Civilizations – July 25 to 29 at Ireland House Museum

Take a step back in time as we explore ancient civilizations! Join us as we travel across the world from Ancient Egypt to the Inca civilization in South American. Learn to make and play some of the world’s oldest games, build ancient structures, and see what inventions have stood the test of time!

Week 5: Movie Mayhem – August 8 to 12 at Joseph Brant Museum

Take 1, action! Join us to learn about how movies have become a treasured part of pop culture, and how they have advanced over the past 100 years. Explore how animators create movie magic in Disney, Pixar, and Marvel films through our daily crafts and activities. Grab your popcorn and enjoy the show!

Week 6: Children’s Classics – August 15 to 19 at Ireland House Museum

Dive into the world of classic children’s stories! Each day we will explore the works of famous children’s author. Make your own candy creation from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and create rainbow Oobleck inspired by Dr. Seuss. Join us and don’t forget to bring your sense of adventure and imagination.

Week 7: Culinary Kids – August 22 to 26 at Ireland House Museum

Do you love cooking and baking? Time to dig out your chef hat! This week will tickle your taste buds as we prepare a variety of treats from Canada and beyond. Sweet, salty, savoury and sour, we have it all! Join us to show us your culinary creativity!

All camps will follow provincial COVID-19 safety measures.

Email [email protected] for more information. To book a spot, visit here.

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