We are taking registration for Fredericton Region Museum day camps and there is still space available! You may register between 10am to 4pm during weekdays at the Museum office (571 Queen Street) or by mail at PO Box 1312, Station A, Fredericton, NB E3B 5C8.
The museum operates six weeks of summer day camps offering children 8 to 11 years of age an opportunity to explore some of Fredericton’s special places and discover links to the City’s past. Children take daily trips to nearby locations and visit heritage gems that make Fredericton a wonderful place to live. With lots of time for creativity, campers play traditional and contemporary games, construct crafts, explore museums and make new friends.
Dates & Descriptions
July 6 – 10: Create and Play
This week will focus on the history of arts, crafts and recreation. What did people do for fun? What games did they play and what did they create? Learn about the past through fun, hands on activities. Activities will include visits to historical and cultural sites (such as art galleries and museums), special guests, and historically significant games and crafts. Join us and lean about toys and games from the past while you play with them!
July 13 – 17: Blast to the Past: Fredericton Edition
Come discover history, starting with Fredericton! Fredericton has many historic churches and buildings that help tell the story of the town, which used to be called Saint Anne’s Point. Join us as and see what life was like for the Loyalists, the First Nations, Acadians, and for the people of historic Marysville! Activities will include historic games and crafts, as well as trips to historical buildings.
July 20 – 24: Marching Through History
This week will focus on how war affected Canada and the important role that men and women played in fighting for freedom. Games and activities will focus on The War of 1812, the Revolutionary War, and World War I and II. Canada’s modern role in maintaining peace will also be discussed. March through history with us as we learn through guest speakers, games, activities, and outings.
July 27 – July 31: The Museum: An Inside Story
Do you want to learn more about museums? Ever wonder what happens behind the scenes? Join us as we visit museums around Fredericton to get the inside story. Come find out how artefacts are catalogued and preserved. Not only will there be tours, but also museum themed games and activities.
August 3 – 7 (4 days): Food for Thought
Do you love to cook, and history? Why not combine the two and learn about the history of food? Join us as we make and learn about historic dishes. There will be guest speakers and outings all focused on food and how it changed throughout history.
August 10 – 14: Building History
This week will focus on the history of architecture. Learn about historic buildings through crafts, games and field trips! Architecture can tell us a lot about what life was like at a certain time as well as what a building was used for. Join us as we unlock the mysteries of historic buildings.
5 Day Camps Members $130 / Non-Members $140
4 Day Camp Members $105 / Non-Members $115
Spaces are limited!