Want a summer of fun that will go down in history? Look no further than Fort Edmonton Park Summer Day Camps! Time travelers of all ages will have a blast from the past – from discovering what games and toys pioneer children played with, cooking vintage recipes over an open fire, and building a working travois!

Fort Edmonton Park Summer Day Camps

Kids aged 4 to 12 can explore Edmonton’s history at Fort Edmonton Park. Campers can learn about the first people to traverse this land, what it was like to be a voyageur in the fur trade era, all about Christmas traditions of the past,  how kids used to make their own fun and so much more. Check out some of the unique themes including Mrs. Egge’s Kitchen Kids, Summertime Christmas, History Whodunnit, and Edmonton Explorers!

Fort Edmonton Park Summer Day Camps

Fort Edmonton Park offers half-day (9 am-12 pm or 1 pm-4 pm) camps for 4 to 5 year olds, as well as full-day (9 am-4 pm) camps for kids aged 5 and up. Program options are listed below. Many of the camps run several times through the summer, so be sure to check the website for the weeks that are best for you!

Program Options

Farm Friends | Ages 4-5
The youngest campers can enjoy half days exploring life on the farm. Activities include time with the animals, traditional games, horse-drawn wagon rides, and enjoying treats from the past.
Summertime Christmas | Ages 5-8
Have a jolly good time exploring early Christmas traditions and learning about holiday customs from around the world. Activities include baking festive treats like gingerbread and cocoa, creating stockings to hang by the chimney, and making old-fashion toys.
Pursuit of Play | Ages 6-9
Learn how kids made their own fun before we had screens! Activities include games, sports, crafts, picnics, and time on the midway.
Mrs. Egge’s Kitchen Kids | Ages 6-12
Spend the week learning the secrets of home cooking on a wood-burning stove from Mrs.Egge.  Activities for older bakers can include baking cakes, pies, and cookies and sewing their very own apron!
History Whodunit! | Ages 7-10
Bring your super sleuthing skills to solve a historical who-dunnit. Junior historians will make their own detective tools, crack codes, interview characters from Edmonton’s past and track everything in a top secret file.
Adventure at the Fort | Ages 7-12
Travel back in time to 1846 and live the life of a fur trading Voyageur. Activities include building a travois, tracking animals, playing Indigenous games and creating traditional art with onsite cultural experts.
Edmonton Explorers | Ages 8-11
Make your way through Edmonton’s history as you explore Fort Edmonton Park. As campers travel through time they will learn about indigenous culture, play traditional games, build turn-of-the-century toys and learn some new dance moves.
Our Land, Our Stories | Ages 7-11
Explore how nature connects the world and the people around us. Stationed primarily out of the Indigenous Peoples Experience, this camp is filled with exciting land-based activities aimed at teaching how the living natural world is foundational to the First Nations, Inuit and Métis way of life.

Fort Edmonton Park Summer Day Camps

Fort Edmonton Park Summer Day Camps 2022:

When: July 4 to September 2, 2022
Where: Fort Edmonton Park
Address: 7000 – 143 Street, Edmonton
Website: www.fortedmontonpark.ca