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Prairie Explorers Summer Day Camp

Mon, Jul 05 2021 09:30 am - 04:00 pm View More Dates


Ages: 6-12   
Monday to Friday: 9:30am to 4:00pm

With a little imagination, an old-fashioned costume and all of Heritage Park as a backdrop, your kids will go back in time in the Prairie Explorers Day Camp!

Through hands-on activities, playing games and exploration, they'll discover what life was like for kids their own age over 100 years ago!  

This is five days of unique experiences you won't find anywhere else. 

  • Groom a 1-ton draft horse
  • Make ice cream from scratch
  • Send a message by telegraph
  • Create an old-fashioned toy
  • Explore an underground coal mine

Campers will be divided into 4 groups based on age. COVID-19 safety protocols will be in place as per Alberta Health Services guidelines. We will continue to monitor guidance from health authorities and will adjust our programs as necessary.


Registration is now open for annual pass holders. Your valid pass number will be required upon check out. Registration opens for the general public on February 9th. 

Register for July 5-9, 2021 >>

Register for July 12-16, 2021 >>

Register for July 19-23, 2021 >>

Register for July 26-30, 2021 >>

Register for August 2-6, 2021 >>

Register for August 9-13, 2021 >>

Register for August 16-20, 2021 >>


The weekly Prairie Explorers day camp has a fee of $299.00

Pre-care and After-care

The Prairie Explorers 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. 


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 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 fee of $100 will apply for cancellations up to three weeks before your camp start date. There will be no refunds issued after that date. Transfers are permitted up to one week before the start of a camp, subject to availability.

If a program does not fill to minimum requirements, Heritage Park reserves the right to cancel the camp. In such a case, fees will be refunded in full.

July 5 09:30 am - 04:00 pm -
July 9 09:30 am - 04:00 pm
July 12 09:30 am - 04:00 pm -
July 16 09:30 am - 04:00 pm
July 19 09:30 am - 04:00 pm -
July 23 09:30 am - 04:00 pm
July 26 09:30 am - 04:00 pm -
July 30 09:30 am - 04:00 pm
August 2 09:30 am - 04:00 pm -
August 6 09:30 am - 04:00 pm
August 9 09:30 am - 04:00 pm -
August 13 09:30 am - 04:00 pm
August 16 09:30 am - 04:00 pm -
August 20 09:30 am - 04:00 pm