Children’s Summer Day Camp
Kawartha Settlers’ Village hosts two different camps during the summer: four sessions, each a week long of “settlers'” camps and one session, a week-long of “art” camp. All of the camps run 9am-4pm.
Please remember to bring:
– Litter-less lunches and a snack
– Hat and sunscreen
– Water bottle
– Running shoes
– Bathing suit or extra clothes (for water-based activities)
– Paint smock or apron (for Art Camp participants)
Week 1: July 2-6, Week 2: July 16-20, Week 3: July 30-August 3, Week 4: August 6-10
Camp cost is $100/week for one child and $90/week for each additional child/week. There are 20 spots available per week.
Each summer Kawartha Settlers’ Village hosts a week-long summer day camp for children aged 6-10. The camp is focused on introducing children to the life and times of our ancestors through encouraging them to participate in pioneer activities and chores. The goal of this program is to promote local history and create an exciting atmosphere where children can experience a hands-on approach to learning about their history.
Throughout the course of the week, children are able to participate in various activities including a full tour of Kawartha Settlers’ Village, arts, and crafts, hands-on activities such as baking bread and butter making, demonstrations such as shearing sheep, and more!
By the end of the week, children will have experienced a brief glimpse of 19th-century life, as well as activities and processes that were considered ‘everyday’ 100+ years ago, but are potentially obsolete today. Children will be able to sample and take home the crafts and goodies that they assist in creating.
Children are encouraged to wear period dress and come willing to learn and participate in the various events.
Week 1: July 23-27
$125 per child *includes all art supplies
Suitable for children aged 10-14, this camp focuses on utilizing paints, pastels, pencils, charcoal, paper mache, and other sculpting materials. Games, skills training, drills, contests all add up to an exciting week of camp. There are a total of 20 spots maximum.
This camps will be taught by Ellen Dumas, B.S. in Elem. Ed./Visual Arts Specialist.