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Summer Camps

Markham Museum Summer Camps 2018

Registration starts February 6

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.

Non-residents of Markham are subject to a fee of $10 per camp week registered.

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Week 1

 July 3 – July 6 (4 Days)

Little Engineers Camp

Ages 4-8

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Put your hard hat on as we begin to explore the basics of engineering!  Campers will use creativity, team work, and problem solving skills to investigate force, buoyancy and balance.  Through a variety of hands-on learning experiences, outdoor activities and cooperative games we will experiment with different shapes, materials, and basic mechanical principles to build structures and other amazing engineering projects.

Camp Code: 314037       $221.00 Markham Resident

Before Care: 314019      $24.00

After Care: 314028         $32.00

 

 

Science Magic Camp

Ages 8-12

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 Code: 314040       $221 Markham Resident

Before Care: 314019       $24.00

After Care: 314028         $32.00

 


 

Week 2

July 9 – July 13 (5 Days)

Junior Superhero Science Camp

Ages 4-8

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Children 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 Code: 314041     $276.00 Markham Resident

Before Care: 314020       $30.00

After Care: 314029          $40.00

 


Archaeology Camp

Ages 8-12

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 theme days, games and crafts we will explore many of the ancient civilizations 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 Code: 314044     $276 Markham Resident

Before Care: 314020      $30.00

After Care: 314029         $40.00

 

 

Half Day Pottery Camp



Ages 8-13

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 Code: 314746       $168 Markham Resident

Before Care: 314020      $30.00


Week 3

July 16 – July 20 (5 Days)

Junior Gardeners Camp

Ages 4-8

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 Code: 314045       $276.00 Markham Resident

Before Care: 314021      $30.00

After Care: 314030         $40.00

 


Survivor Camp

Ages 8-12

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 Code: 314048       $306.00 Markham Resident

Before Care: 314021      $30.00

After Care: 314030         $40.00

 

Week 4

July 23 – July 27 (5 Days)

Junior Archaeologists

Ages 4-8

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 Code: 314049       $276.00 Markham Resident

Before Care: 314022      $30.00

After Care: 314031        $40.00

 

 

Kitchen Chemists

Ages 8-12

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 Code: 314745       $276.00 Markham Resident

Before Care: 314022      $30.00

After Care: 314031        $40.00


Week 5

July 30 – August 3 (5 Days)

Mini Mystery Camp

Ages 4-8

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 Code: 314052       $276.00 Markham Resident

Before Care: 314023      $30.00

After Care: 314032         $40.00

 

 

Fashion, Fun, and Fabric Camp

Ages 8-12

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Calling all creative kids who have a passion for fashion! Throughout the week campers will explore our interactive Textile Studio and try their hand at basic weaving, sewing, and felting techniques.  Campers will draw inspiration from the Museum's own textile and fashion collection to create their own fashion accessories. By the end of the week, these budding designers will get to show off their works at a fashion show.


Camp Code: 314055      $276.00 Markham Resident

Before Care: 314023      $30.00

After Care: 314032         $40.00

 

 

 

Week 6

Aug 7 – Aug 10 (4 Days)

Junior Park Rangers

Ages 4-8

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 Code: 314056       $221.00 Markham Resident

Before Care: 314024     $24.00

After Care: 314033        $32.00

 

 

Summer Camp KEVA


Ages 8-12

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Design - Build - Play! Blending science with art, KEVA Planks brings out the designer, architect and engineer in each of us. With imagination and just a little help from gravity, campers will build structures and sculptures using identical construction blocks. Each day will focus on different principles of construction through hands on challenges, indoor and outdoor activities, crafts and of course fun with over 15,000 KEVA Planks.


Camp Code: 314059       $221.00 Markham Resident

Before Care: 314024       $24.00

After Care: 314033        $32.00


Week 7

Aug 13 – Aug 17 (5 Days)

Junior Science Magic Camp

Ages 4-8

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 Code: 314060       $276.00 Markham Resident

Before Care: 314025       $30.00

After Care: 314034        $40.00

 


Future Engineers

Ages 8-12

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 Code: 314063      $276.00 Markham Resident

Before Care: 314025      $30.00

After Care: 314034         $40.00

 

Week 8

Aug 20 – Aug 24 (5 Days)

Mini Machines

Ages 4-8

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 Code: 314064       $276.00 Markham Resident 

Before Care: 314026      $30.00

After Care: 314035        $40.00

 

 

Camp Scene Investigation


Ages 8-12

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Time to step into the shoes of a Camp Scene Investigator! There is something amiss at the Museum this summer and we need your help to figure out this mystery. Throughout the week, campers will learn about the science behind crime scene investigations and what it takes to be a real CSI.  Campers will work together to solve daily cases by gathering evidence, conducting chemical analysis, looking for fingerprints, decoding riddles and more.


Camp Code: 314067       $276.00 Markham Resident

Before Care: 314026       $30.00

After Care: 314035        $40.00

 

Week 9

Aug 27 – Aug 31 (5 Days)

Museum Explorer Camp



Ages 4-11

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Are you ready to explore the Museum? Throughout the week, campers will get a taste of what the Markham Museum has to offer within its 25 acres from engineering challenges to archaeology and from textiles to eco-crafts. Each day of the week is themed and filled with fun new experiences for both new and returning campers.


Camp Code: 314068       $276.00 Markham Resident

Before Care: 314027      $30.00

After Care: 314036        $40.00

 

 

Half Day Pottery Camp



Ages 8-13

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 Code: 314747        $168.00 Markham Resident

Before Care: 314027        $30.00


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