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History Hunters Day Camp

Mon, Jul 06 2020 09:30 am - 04:00 pm View More Dates
Price $289.00

Summer 2020 Update

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Heritage Park's day camps will be restructured for Summer 2020. We will be offering a weekly Prairie Explorers day camp for ages 6-14, with participants divided into age-appropriate groups of no more than 8 campers per group.

Our regular camps (History Hunters, Time Travellers, STEAM, and the overnight Home on the Range camp) will not be offered for 2020. Parents/guardians of children already registered in these camps will be contacted by Heritage Park. 


Program runs Monday through Friday 9:30am - 4:00pm

Ages 6 - 8

Step into the shoes of a pioneer child and uncover the mystery of 1910 history at Heritage Park! In our History Hunters day camp program, participants discover the past through activities, games, and crafts that children their own age may have taken part in over 100 years ago.

Campers dress in historical costume and become part of our lively historical village for one week; one they will surely remember forever! Some of the best parts of becoming a History Hunter are riding the Park’s thundering steam train and experiencing an old-fashioned fair full of games and laughter.

  • Collect eggs from the hen house
  • Make old-fashioned butter from scratch
  • Ride the authentic steam train
  • Create an old-fashioned toy at Atlas Lumber
  • Attend class in a one-room schoolhouse
  • Meet up with Time Travellers camp for lunch and group activities

Cost/rates

The weekly History Hunters camp has a fee of $289.00

Pre-care and After-care

The History Hunters day camp runs 9:30am to 4:00pm. Each camp is one week in duration (Monday - Friday).

Pre-care is available from 8:30am - 9:30am - $35/week per participant.
After-care is available from 4:00pm to 5:00pm - $35/week per participant. 
(Or $65 if both pre-care and after-care are required). 

Pre-care and/or after-care require registration prior to camp start date. 

How to Register

Registration opens February 4th, 2020 for Escape and Explore level annual pass holders. You will be required to provide your valid annual pass number during the checkout process. 

Registration opens February 11th, 2020 for the general public. 

Costumes

All campers are loaned a historically accurate costume that must be worn each day of camp. The costume pieces must all be returned in good condition on the last day of camp.

Footwear

Footwear is the responsibility of the parent or guardian. If available, preferred footwear for boys and girls includes lace-up leather shoes or boots in brown or black leather, or a plain leather slip-on shoe. No sandals, sneakers or flip-flops please.

Lunches and snacks

Participants are required to bring their own nutritious lunch and snacks each day. Access to a microwave or refrigerator is not available. Additional information will be forwarded once registration is confirmed. Due to potential allergies, peanuts or peanut products are not permitted.

Medical concerns/allergies

For the safety of your child, we ask that you please advise Heritage Park of any medical conditions your child may have at the time of registration. This includes allergies to dust, dander, animals, etc., as participants may be taking a horse-drawn wagon ride and will be exposed to animals.

Informed consent

An informed consent form will be included in your registration package. This must be completed, signed and returned to Heritage Park a minimum of two weeks before camp starts.

Withdrawals and transfers

A $100 administration fee will be retained, for any camper who withdraws three weeks or less before the start of their camp program. Transfers are permitted up to one week before the start of camp, and are subject to availability. No refunds or transfers will be permitted once the camp has begun. Heritage Park requires a minimum of seven participants per camp. In the event that a camp does not fill to minimum requirements, Heritage Park reserves the right to cancel the camp. In such cases, fees will be refunded in full to the camp registrants.

If your selected week is sold out online, please call us at (403) 268-8618 or email schools@heritagepark.ca with your desired week and camper names/ages.