It’s time for adventure, discovery, and outdoor fun — but with a twist! This summer, you can send your kids back in time! Heritage Park summer camps bring history to life with an educational adventure filled with pioneer play. With day camps for kids ages 6 – 15 and an overnight camp for kids ages 12 – 15, all Heritage Park summer camps are hands-on and fun-filled. They give kids a unique taste of how things used to be. Campers, dressed in a period costume, journey back in time to discover train, horse, and wagon travel, learn their lessons in a one-room schoolhouse and even do a few chores around the ranch. Your kids will gain a personal perspective on history and all that fresh air and space to play is a recipe for happy kids and easy bedtimes!
Travel through nearly 100 years while being fully immersed in old-fashioned fun in Heritage Park’s camps! Your child’s journey begins in the 1860s, where they’ll discover the traditions of the Plains First Nations and the lives of the fur traders. They’ll delve into hands-on activities in a 1910 town and ranch area and explore the bustling streets of the 1940s with the Gasoline Alley Museum. These are five days that they will remember for a lifetime!
Heritage Park has three fantastic day camps and one overnight option to choose from, depending on your child’s age. Historically appropriate costumes will be provided to the children to help them go back in time and must be worn each day. For the day camps, you can also register for pre-care from 8:30 – 9:30 am and/or after-care from 4 – 5 pm for a fee. Don’t forget to pack a lunch and snacks!
Alberta Health Services COVID-19 guidelines will be followed and enforced.
Prairie Explorers (Ages 6 – 11)
Children will experience life as a frontier kid in the Prairie Explorers camp. They’ll find out what games, crafts, and activities were popular a hundred years ago and discover what a day on the farm might look like. Campers will be divided into four groups based on age.
Science Explorers (Ages 9 – 11)
In the Science Explorers camp, kids will learn how people have used energy through the ages. Through experiments, historic site tours, and immersive experiences, your camper will gain a unique perspective of science through history.
Art Explorers (Ages 12 – 15)
Do your kids love to make art? The Art Explorers camp is a new experience that will explore art, nature, and history. Kids will use various media, such as fibre arts, painting, sculpting, and drawing, for all kinds of artistic fun.
Home on the Range Overnight Camp (Ages 12 – 15)
During a Home on the Range overnight camp, young pioneers get to play the part of settlers and wranglers as they experience the Park from sunup to sundown for five whole days (4 nights). It will be an experience they’ll always remember!
Register your young time traveller now for a fantastic summer experience at Heritage Park. They will gain an appreciation for the past as they live like a pioneer and travel through 100 years of history. Registration is now open online. Don’t miss out on this amazing experience!
Heritage Park Summer Camp:
When: July and August 2022
Time: Day camps: 9:30 am – 4 pm
Where: Heritage Park
Address: 1900 Heritage Drive SW, Calgary, AB