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Summer Camps

Markham Museum Summer Camps 2017 

Summer Camp at Markham Museum girls working with counsellor in fashion camp Summer Camp at Markham Museum kids working at a loom with museum staff

 

Before and After Care

This service provides supervision to children before and after their regular camp hours. Activities include board games, cards, puzzles and arts and crafts. Markham Museum offers before care service for all camps and after care service for all Junior and Senior camps. 

Before Care runs from 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

After Care runs from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

 

Special Offer

Remember you can receive 10% off summer camps with a Museum Family Membership.

 

Registration Information

Consult your Spring Markham Life magazine for fees and registration information, or call the Program Coordinator at 905-477-7000 ext. 3165 or the Summer Camp Coordinator at 905-477-7000 ext. 3170.

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Junior Camps * Registration starts February 7!

 

Little Engineers 

Ages: 4-8

Dates: July 4-7 (4 Days)          

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Calling all children with a passion for machines, structures, and hands on fun!  Campers will learn the basic principles of engineering such as force, balance, buoyancy and many others through fun activities, crafts, and outdoor games.  Children will get to experiment with various shapes, materials, and other basic mechanical principles as they build structures and other fantastic engineering projects!

Camp Barcode: 299454

  • Markham Resident Cost: $197.00
  • Non Markham Resident Cost: $207.00                                                                      

Before Care Barcode: 299424             Price: $15.00

After Care Barcode: 299435               Price: $20.00

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Junior Super Hero Science  

Ages: 4-8

Dates: July 10-14

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Children all love Super Heroes, so why not learn science through their favourite comic book characters? This program will engage and encourage children to learn about real life science and technology through the mythical powers of Super Heroes such as 'weather change' through Storm, 'force' through the Incredible Hulk or 'Energy source' through Ironman. Children will experience being part of a Super Heroes team and the benefits of helping in the community! Friday will be a themed dress up day, calling all heroes to unite!

Camp Barcode: 299456                  

  • Markham Resident Cost: $247.00
  • Non Markham Resident Cost: $257.00  

Before Care Barcode: 299425             Price: $18.75

After Care Barcode:  299436              Price: $25.00

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Junior Gardeners Camp 

Ages: 4-8

Dates: July 17-21

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Become a gardener at the Museum! Children can cultivate their green thumbs this summer at the Museum. Campers will grow their own garden at the Museum while learning about eco-friendly gardening, growing their own vegetables, which plants and flowers attract different wildlife, and even how to compost! Along with active games and cooperative activities campers will create their very own garden treasures to take home and care for.

Camp Barcode: 299458                  

  • Markham Resident Cost: $247.00
  • Non Markham Resident Cost: $257.00  

Before Care Barcode: 299426             Price: $18.75

After Care Barcode:   299437              Price: $25.00

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Junior Archaeologists  

Ages: 4-8

Dates: July 24-28

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Ready, Set, Dig!  If your child loves to explore and get a little messy this is the camp for them.  Campers will engage in a wide range of indoor and outdoor activities that emphasise discovery, fun, and learning through hands-on archaeology based experiments and activities.  Through daily simulated digs your Junior Archaeologist will discover the basics of archaeology from the scientific processes involved in their excavation to classifying everything they find.

Camp Barcode: 299460                  

  • Markham Resident Cost: $247.00
  • Non Markham Resident Cost: $257.00  

Before Care Barcode: 299427             Price: $18.75

After Care Barcode:   299438              Price: $25.00

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Mini Mystery Camp 

Ages: 4-8

Dates: July 31-August 4

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Put your Junior Detective on the case!  Campers spend the week learning various sleuthing skills as they find clues and solve puzzles.  Through hands-on activities, games and crafts, children will learn how to analyse evidence through finger print, hand writing, and chemical analysis.  Using these new skills and teamwork, they will solve the case!

Camp Barcode: 299462                  

  • Markham Resident Cost: $247.00
  • Non Markham Resident Cost: $257.00  

Before Care Barcode: 299428             Price: $18.75

After Care Barcode:   299439             Price: $25.00

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Junior Park Ranger  

Ages: 4-8

Dates: August 8-11 (4 Days)

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Calling all nature lovers! This summer discover the great outdoors by uncovering the natural wonders that exist within the museum's 25 acres of parkland.  Throughout the week campers will learn basic orienteering skills, explore urban ecosystems and habitats on nature walks, and learn about conservation and sustainability through the creation of eco-friendly crafts.

Camp Barcode: 299464                   

  • Markham Resident Cost: $197.00
  • Non Markham Resident Cost: $207.00      

Before Care Barcode: 299429            Price: $15.00

After Care Barcode:   299440             Price: $20.00

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Junior Science Magic Camp 

Ages: 4-8

Dates: August 14-18

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Explore the magic of science through kitchen chemistry, engineering challenges, and cool electronic projects! Campers will mix slimy concoctions, connect simple circuits, build rockets, and much more.  Each day, campers will participate in a variety of hands-on experiments using the Scientific Method, fun outdoor activities, games, and fascinating projects.

Camp Barcode: 299466                     

  • Markham Resident Cost: $247.00
  • Non Markham Resident Cost: $257.00  

Before Care Barcode: 299430            Price: $18.75

After Care Barcode:  299441              Price: $25.00

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Mini Machines 

Ages: 4-8

Dates: August 21-25

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Does your child love trains, trucks, tractors and anything else that moves?  This is a camp geared towards 4-8 year olds who are fascinated by machines and technology. Campers will discover the wonderful world of simple and complex machines through a variety of hands-on learning experiences, crafts, outdoor activities and cooperative games. They will see machines of the past from the museum's collection and will learn how they evolved into modern tools we use today!

Camp Barcode: 299468                       

  • Markham Resident Cost: $247.00
  • Non Markham Resident Cost: $257.00  

Before Care Barcode: 299431             Price: $18.75

After Care Barcode:   299442              Price: $25.00

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Museum Explorer Camp 

Ages: 4-11

Dates: August 28-Sept 1

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Come and experience the best the Museum has to offer!  Museum Mayhem highlights some of the best camp features of the Markham Museum, giving children a variety of themed games and activities to participate in. This camp is sure to entertain and bring about new experiences for every child!

Camp Barcode: 299470                     

  • Markham Resident Cost: $247.00
  • Non Markham Resident Cost: $257.00  

Before Care Barcode: 299432            Price: $18.75

After Care Barcode:   299443             Price: $25.00

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Senior Camps * Registration starts February 7!

Science Magic Camp 

Ages: 8-12

Dates: July 4-7 (4 Days)

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Explore the magic of science through kitchen chemistry, engineering challenges, and cool electronic projects! Campers will mix slimy concoctions, connect simple circuits, build rockets, and much more.  Each day, campers will participate in a variety of hands-on experiments using the Scientific Method, fun outdoor activities, games, and fascinating projects.

Camp Barcode: 299455                   

  • Markham Resident Cost: $197.00
  • Non Markham Resident Cost: $207.00  

Before Care Barcode: 299424           Price: $15.00

After Care Barcode: 299435              Price: $20.00

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Archaeology Camp  

Ages: 8-12

Dates: July 10-14

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Ready, Set, Dig!  This summer prepare to find out what it’s like to be an archaeologist through daily simulated digs and hands-on activities that teach basic archaeology techniques from excavation to classification.  Through themed days, games and crafts we will explore many of the ancient civilisations that fascinate archaeologists around the world while also examining the many archaeological finds the museum has in its collection from in and around the Markham area.

Camp Barcode: 299457                       

  • Markham Resident Cost: $247.00
  • Non Markham Resident Cost: $257.00  

Before Care Barcode: 299425             Price: $18.75

After Care Barcode:   299436              Price: $25.00

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Half Day Pottery Camp 

Ages: 8-13

Dates: July 10-14

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Come and enjoy Markham Museum’s Pottery Studio. Campers will create imaginative projects throughout the week, learning various techniques such as coiling, pinching process and slab building. Campers will be taught various pottery skills by our professional potter and gain inspiration for their projects from the Museum’s collection, a must have experience for any creative child! No experience required and all materials/firing included.

Camp Barcode: 299471                      

  • Markham Resident Cost: $160.00
  •  Non Markham Resident Cost: $170.00

Before Care Barcode: 299425            Price: $18.75

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Survivor Camp  

Ages: 8-12

Dates: July 17-21

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Campers will put their body and mind to the test as they work within their tribes to complete a week full of exciting challenges on the Museum's 25 acre grounds. During the team work competition, campers will learn about the Museum, the environment, and basic camping skills. Best of all these new found skills and team spirit will be put to the test on Thursday night at our camping sleepover. Don't forget your sleeping bag!

Camp Barcode: 299459                       

  • Markham Resident Cost: $277.00
  • Non Markham Resident Cost: $287.00  

Before Care Barcode: 299426             Price: $18.75

After Care Barcode:   299437              Price: $25.00

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Fashion, Fun and Fabric Camp 

Ages: 8-12

Dates: July 24-28

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Do you have a passion for fashion?  Then this is the camp for you!  Throughout the week campers will explore our interactive textile studio, textiles and fashions from the past, and create the fashions of the future!  Children will learn and master the art of weaving, sewing, and felting techniques through hands on projects and creative fashion based activities.  At the end of the week campers will have the opportunity to display their mastery and creations to their friends and family in a stylish fashion show!

 

Camp Barcode: 299461                      

  • Markham Resident Cost: $247.00
  • Non Markham Resident Cost: $257.00  

Before Care Barcode: 299427             Price: $18.75

After Care Barcode:   299438              Price: $25.00

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Kitchen Chemists  

Ages: 8-12

Dates: July 31-August 4 

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Discover the amazing science of food! By exploring the museum's gardens, barns and agricultural collection, campers will learn the science and technology involved in getting food from the ground to your table. They will conduct hands-on experiments, engage in fun interactive games and crafts as they learn about food harvesting, preparation, preservation and nutrition. The week will end with a cooking class where our kitchen chemists will create a tasty treat!

Camp Barcode: 299463                      

  • Markham Resident Cost: $247.00
  • Non Markham Resident Cost: $257.00  

Before Care Barcode: 299428             Price: $18.75

After Care Barcode:   299439              Price: $25.00

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Summer Camp KEVA  

Ages: 8-12

Dates: August 8-11 (4 Days)

Time 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

Design - Build - Play! KEVA planks brings out the designer, architect and engineer in each of us.  Campers will get to build and design various structures and sculptures, participate in fun crafts and outdoor games throughout the week!  Each day will focus on different principles of construction through hands on play and creativity!

Camp Barcode: 299465                     

  • Markham Resident Cost: $197.00
  • Non Markham Resident Cost: $207.00  

Before Care Barcode: 299429             Price: $15.00

After Care Barcode:   299440              Price: $20.00

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Future Engineers  

Ages: 8-12

Dates: August 14-18

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Do you like solving problems?  Are you good at science and math? Then you may be a Future Engineer! Using the STEM interdisciplinary and applied approach to learning campers will discover the world of engineering and its various branches through hands-on projects, problem solving activities, and teamwork challenges that are designed to develop their critical thinking and creative skills. 

Camp Barcode: 299467                      

  • Markham Resident Cost: $247.00
  • Non Markham Resident Cost: $257.00  

Before Care Barcode: 299430             Price: $18.75

After Care Barcode:   299441              Price: $25.00

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Camp Scene Investigation 

Ages: 8-12

Dates: August 21-25

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Time to take those detective skills to the next level as a Camp Scene Investigator.  There is something amiss at the Museum this summer and we are calling all detectives for your help and expertise!  Children will learn about the science behind crime scene investigations and what it takes to be a real CSI.  Campers will discover chemical analysis, DNA extraction, and many more techniques and skills that are used by real life CSI.  Special guests will give hands on guidance and encouragement that will prove to be memorable for your child!

Camp Barcode: 299469                      

  • Markham Resident Cost: $247.00
  • Non Markham Resident Cost: $257.00  

Before Care Barcode: 299431             Price: $18.75

After Care Barcode:   299442             Price: $25.00

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Museum Explorer Camp

Ages: 4-11

Dates: August 28-Sept 1

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Come and experience the best the Museum has to offer!  Museum Mayhem highlights some of the best camp features of the Markham Museum, giving children a variety of themed games and activities to participate in. This camp is sure to entertain and bring about new experiences for every child!

Camp Barcode: 299470                    

  • Markham Resident Cost: $247.00
  • Non Markham Resident Cost: $257.00  

Before Care Barcode: 299432            Price: $18.75

After Care Barcode:   299443             Price: $25.00

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Half Day Pottery Camp 

Ages: 8-13

Dates: August 28-September 1

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Come and enjoy Markham Museum’s Pottery Studio. Campers will create imaginative projects throughout the week, learning various techniques such as coiling, pinching process and slab building. Campers will be taught various pottery skills by our professional potter and gain inspiration for their projects from the Museum’s collection, a must have experience for any creative child! No experience required and all materials/firing included.

Camp Barcode: 299472                      

  • Markham Resident Cost: $160.00
  •  Non Markham Resident Cost: $170.00

Before Care Barcode: 299432            Price: $18.75

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