Time to think about booking summer camps at Burlington museums


By Jeffrey Allen

Published on March 29, 2022 at 2:52 p.m.

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

Burlington Museums offers a summer day camp program at the Ireland House Museum and the Joseph Brant Museum.

Camps are designed for children ages 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 get a 10% discount).

Here are descriptions of the Burlington Museums camps.

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

Listen, listen… Calling all knights and princesses! While the Middle Ages may have been a dark time in history, we’ll explore the positive side of things with fun crafts, food, and games. Our Medieval Times camp will include activities related to castles, mythical creatures, fairs and everything in between.

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

As hot as a volcano and as cold as an iceberg! This week will explore all of the extreme elements of planet Earth as we explore Earth’s extreme temperatures, weather, sports and animals. Campers will also have the chance to see Science North’s brand new Beyond Human Limits LITE traveling exhibit.

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

Christmas in July?! Yes, you heard right! This week will focus on 10 awesome parties, each day filled with themed crafts and hands-on activities to help us celebrate. We’ll explore all the fun traditions you know and love from your favorite holiday.

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

Go back in time by exploring ancient civilizations! Join us as we travel the world, from ancient Egypt to the Inca civilization in South America. Learn how to create and play some of the world’s oldest games, build ancient structures, and find out which inventions have stood the test of time!

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

Take 1, action! Join us to find out how movies have become a treasured part of pop culture and how they’ve evolved over the past 100 years. Find out how animators create movie magic in Disney, Pixar and Marvel movies with our daily activities and activities. Grab your popcorn and enjoy the show!

Week 6: Classics for Kids – August 15-19 at Ireland House Museum

Immerse yourself in the world of classic children’s tales! Each day we will explore the works of a famous children’s author. Make your own candy creation from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and create a 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 22-26 at Ireland House Museum

Do you like cooking and baking? It’s time to get out your chef’s hat! This week will tickle your taste buds as we cook up a variety of treats from Canada and beyond. Sweet, salty, salty and sour, we have everything you need! Join us to show us your culinary creativity!

All camps will follow provincial safety measures related to COVID-19.

E-mail [email protected] for more information. To reserve a place, go here.

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