Usually, at this time of year, the kids are bursting out of school, ready for a summer of fun and exploration. After being home, doing online school, and dealing with a new reality, they’re even more ready for a summer of fun! This summer, send your child back in time for an exciting adventure at a Heritage Park summer camp. Discover pioneer play with Prairie Explorers, a Heritage Park summer camp open to children ages 6 – 14 (with participants divided into age-appropriate groups), for a hands-on and fun-filled week!
Your little prairie explorer will relish new experiences and gain an appreciation for the past as they live like a pioneer and travel through 100 years of history. What popular games, activities, or crafts from 100 years ago will they enjoy the most? They will travel from 1860, exploring the traditions of the Plains First Nations and the lives of the fur traders, to an 1880s Settlement, a 1910 town, and the bustling 1940s streets of Gasoline Alley.
Each day at the Prairie Explorer camp highlights a different theme and area around Heritage Park to connect with nature and explore the past. Kids will experience life on the farm and help tend the farm animals. They’ll enjoy behind-the-scenes exploration and uncover mysteries of the past with fun scavenger hunts. They can even go back to school for a lesson in the one-room schoolhouse, which they might appreciate after the school year abruptly ended! Your kids will gain a personal perspective on history, enjoy an escape to a different time and place, and love all that fresh air and space to play. It’s a recipe for happy kids and easy bedtimes!
The Prairie Explorers camp will run every week during the summer, from July 6 – August 21, 2020, from 9:30 am – 4 pm, for $289 per week. Before and aftercare will also be available for a fee and kids will bring their own lunches and snacks.
Things will be a little different for the 2020 day camps, due to the challenges and restrictions of COVID-19. While the campers love to dress in period costumes, the costumes will be reduced to only bonnets, caps, and aprons to allow for proper cleaning in between program sessions. Group sizes will be limited to eight participants and two leaders and programs will be modified to incorporate physical distancing measures and to prevent camps and the public from intermingling.
Register your child now for a fantastic summer pioneer experience at Heritage Park. Registration is now open online. Don’t miss out on this amazing time-travelling experience!
Heritage Park Summer Camp:
When: Camps run weekly July 6 – August 21, 2020
Time: 9:30 am – 4 pm
Where: Heritage Park
Address: 1900 Heritage Drive SW, Calgary, AB
Although we do our best to provide you with accurate information, all event details are subject to change. Please contact the facility to avoid disappointment.