Youth Sleepover Program
Weekends - October through June yearly
Heritage Park invites you to step back in time and spend the night in a bunkhouse with your youth group. Experience a sleepover in our newly restored Talisman Heritage Education Centre in Burn’s Barn. In the evening, let one of our Educational Interpreters guide your group through several hands-on and engaging historical activities, like making ice cream the old-fashioned way! When it’s time for bed, your group will hit the hay in one of our twenty two bunks. In the morning, enjoy breakfast, an interactive scavenger hunt in our historical village, and free time to explore our renowned Gasoline Alley Museum. Your group will love spending the night in this unique, historical setting!
Dates and Times
As this is an extremely popular program dates do book up quite quickly. Please contact our Education Department at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Sleepovers are available Friday to Saturday or Saturday to Sunday overnight. Sleepovers begin at 5:30pm (with dinner option) or 6:30pm (without dinner) and end the next morning at 10:00am, when you will be dropped off at the Gasoline Alley Museum for free exploration time. Your group is free to leave anytime after that.
Space is limited, so book early to ensure your group’s spot. Request can be taken by phone or fax or email. All groups must fax or email us the sleepover registration request form. Upon our receipt of your booking information form we will confirm your sleepover date and email or fax you a confirmation package with a detailed itinerary of your sleepover.
The Talisman Heritage Education Centre can accommodate groups of 25 or less (22 bunks and 3 cots). In special circumstances, we can provide room for 30 people or more on the upper floor of the Barn. In this case, groups are responsible for providing their own mats to sleep on. We require a minimum of 15 participants (not including supervisors) for our sleepover program.
Youth Participant Cost
$62.00 + G.S.T. /person $78.00 + G.S.T. /person
- One night in the Barn - Dinner on the evening of your arrival
- Evening snack - One night in the Barn
- Enhanced continental breakfast - Evening snack
- Next day admission to Gasoline - Enhanced continental breakfast
Alley Museum - Next day admission to Gasoline Alley Museum
- Choice of 4 interactive activities + - Choice of 4 interactive activities + morning
morning scavenger hunt scavenger hunt
Under 6 years – 1:5 6 to 10 years – 1:8 10+ years – 1:10
Leaders or adults attending the sleepover within these ratios (depending on the age of your group) are free of charge as they will be required to participate and assist the Educational Interpreter with activities and programming. There is a $19.00 food charge that applies to each adult within the supervision ratio. If the group is having dinner, there is a $35.00 food charge that applies to each adult within the supervision ratio.
Any adults outside of the supervision ratio attending the sleepover will pay the full youth participant cost.
Every sleepover consists of:
- Directed activities in the evening:
Choice of 4 historical activities in addition to ice breaker games at the beginning of the program and time to play with our collection of old-fashioned toys and games.
- View historical activity options here.
- Next morning scavenger hunt in our Historical Village.
- Next morning admission for free exploration time in our Gasoline Alley Museum.
There is an optional evening walk that can be selected. We recommend this option be taken by older groups who can stay up later.
Upon receipt of your booking information form we will contact you to provide a $200.00 nonrefundable deposit for your sleepover. This deposit is due within two weeks of receiving our confirmation package.
Final confirmation of group numbers and payment are due at least 2 weeks prior to your sleepover.
Payments may be made by credit card, cheque, or cash.
If you register by fax you will receive a telephone confirmation call within a week of submitting your request. If you are registering via email, you will receive a reply confirmation email within a week of submitting your request.
A written confirmation and information package will be sent by email or mail within two weeks of confirmation of your request. If you do not receive confirmation of your booking please call the Education Program Specialist at 403.268.8618.
Cancellations, Change of Date, Refunds
Cancellations: Notice of cancellation must be received in writing, either by fax or email, four (4) weeks or more prior to the confirmed date of the sleepover. Groups who do so will receive a refund of the total amount paid minus their $200.00 non-refundable deposit. Cancellation of a confirmed sleepover less than four (4) weeks prior to the date of the sleepover shall not receive a refund.
Change of Date: The option to change the date of your program is possible if the request is made more than four (4) weeks before the existing confirmed sleepover date, subject to availability.
Click here for the Youth Sleepover Registration Request Form