Summer Camps

P.A. Day Pottery Workshops

Museum Pottery - P.A. Day Full Day Pottery Camp

Spend your P.A. day at the Markham Museum Pottery Studio. Our young artists will learn how to create their very own imaginative project. Campers will learn the basic techniques of coiling, pinching and slab building as well as decorating and painting their ‘one of a kind’ clay masterpiece. A must have experience for every creative child! No experience required and all materials/firing included.

Age: 7-13
Cost: $69.00

Date: Monday, June 3

  • Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00PM
  • Barcode: 341599


Week 1 – July 2 to July 5

Museum - Junior Archaeologists

Ages 4 to 8

Time: 9 AM to 4 PM

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.

Cost: $227.00 Markham Resident
Camp Code: 341650
Before Care: 339694
After Care: 339798


Museum - Science Magic Camp

Ages 8 to 12

Time: 9 AM to 4 PM

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.

Cost: $227.00 Markham Resident
Camp Code: 341652
Before Care: 339694
After Care: 339798


Week 2 – July 8 to July 12

Museum - Junior Science Magic Camp

Ages 4 to 8

Time: 9 AM to 4 PM

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.

Cost: $283.00 Markham Resident
Camp Code: 341600
Before Care: 339696
After Care: 339799


Museum - Survivor Camp

Ages 8 to 12

Time: 9 AM to 4 PM

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 competitions, 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!

Cost: $320.00 Markham Resident
Camp Code: 341655
Before Care: 339696
After Care: 339799


Museum - Half Day Pottery Camp

Ages 8 to 13

Time: 9 AM to 12 PM

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.

Cost: $171.00 Markham Resident
Camp Code: 341609
Before Care: 339695


Week 3 – July 15 to July 19

Museum - Mini Machines Camp – Featuring “Markham Moves”

Ages 4 to 8

Time: 9 AM to 4 PM

Does your child love trains, trucks, tractors and anything else that moves? Then this camp is for them! This summer campers will learn the basic principles of physics, engineering and motion through our newest hands-on exhibition “Markham Moves” an exhibition that celebrates and explores the different modes of transportation and the impact they have on our community. The fun and learning continues as they discover the amazing world of simple and complex machines through variety of hands-on learning experiences, crafts, outdoor activities and cooperative games.

Cost: $283.00 Markham Resident
Camp Code: 341657
Before Care: 339696
After Care: 339800


Museum – C.S.I. - Camp Scene Investigation

Ages 8 to 12

Time: 9 AM to 4 PM

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.

Cost: $283.00 Markham Resident
Camp Code: 341610
Before Care: 339696
After Care: 339800


Week 4 – July 22 to July 26

Museum - Junior Gardeners Camp

Ages 4 to 8

Time: 9 AM to 4 PM

Become a gardener at the Museum! Children will cultivate their green thumbs this summer at the Museum. Campers will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of plantings where they will learn 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.

Cost: $283.00 Markham Resident
Camp Code: 341613
Before Care: 339697
After Care: 339797


Museum - Fashion, Fabric, and Fun Camp

Ages 8 to 12

Time: 9 AM to 4 PM

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. Each week of camp has different projects that allows campers to build on their skills learned during other sessions.

Cost: $283.00 Markham Resident
Camp Code: 341619
Before Care: 339697
After Care: 339797


Week 5 – July 29 to August 2

Museum - Junior Superhero Science Camp

Ages 4 to 8

Time: 9 AM to 4 PM

Children love Superheroes, 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 Superheroes team and the benefits of helping in the community! Friday will be a themed dress up day, calling all heroes to unite!

Cost: $283.00 Markham Resident
Camp Code: 341620
Before Care: 339698
After Care: 339801


Museum - Farm to Table

Ages 8 to 12

Time: 9 AM to 4 PM

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. Campers will conduct hands-on experiments, engage in fun interactive games and crafts as they learn about food harvesting, preparation, preservation, sustainability and nutrition.

Cost: $283.00 Markham Resident
Camp Code: 341660
Before Care: 339698
After Care: 339801


Week 6 – August 6 to August 9 (4 Days)

Museum - Science Under the Big Top

Ages 4 to 8

Time: 9 AM to 4 PM

Step right up this summer as we explore the science behind all the jaw dropping and magical moments the circus has to offer. From trapeze artists to juggling clowns, from tight rope walkers to the music the sets the mood for all the fun under the big top, campers will discover all the amazing science that makes the circus the greatest show on earth.

Cost: $227.00 Markham Resident
Camp Code: 341659
Before Care: 339699
After Care: 339803


Museum - Shutter Bug Science

Ages 8 to 12

Time: 9 AM to 4 PM

This exciting camp brings art, history and science together as we investigate the science behind photography. The basics of photography will be explored through the ‘lens’ of physics, chemistry, engineering, and art. Through a variety of fun hands-on activities and experiments we will learn how cameras work, what a lens does, why lighting is important, the best ways to photograph different subjects and much more. We will also discover the world of photography before it all went digital through the Museum's photography collection ranging from 19th century cameras to Polaroids.

Cost: $227.00 Markham Resident
Camp Code: 341686
Before Care: 339699
After Care: 339803


Museum - Teen Pottery Wheel Throwing & Handbuilding Camp

Ages 12 to 16

Time: 9 AM to 12 PM

This half day camp provides a wonderful opportunity for teens to learn the basics of Pottery handbuilding, throwing and trimming on the potter’s wheel. Led by our Ceramics studio instructor, campers will develop the skills to create functional or decorative pieces such as mugs, bowls, vases, creative creatures and unique sculptures. We will touch on the ceramic art, history of clay around the world, geology, and even the chemistry of clay. We will also discuss building art portfolios for those interested in art schools. No experience required and all materials/firings included.

Cost: $137.00 Markham Resident
Camp Code: 341662
Before Care: 339699


Week 7 – August 12 to August 16 (5 Days)

Museum - Mini Mystery Camp

Ages 4 to 8

Time: 9 AM to 4 PM

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!

Cost: $283.00 Markham Resident
Camp Code: 341622
Before Care: 339701
After Care: 339804


Museum - Future Engineers

Ages 8 to 12

Time: 9 AM to 4 PM

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.

Cost: $283.00 Markham Resident
Camp Code: 341624
Before Care: 339701
After Care: 339804

Museum - Teen Pottery Wheel Throwing & Handbuilding Camp

Ages 12 to 16
Time: 9 AM to 12 PM

This half day camp provides a wonderful opportunity for teens to learn the basics of Pottery handbuilding, throwing and trimming on the potter’s wheel. Led by our Ceramics studio instructor, campers will develop the skills to create functional or decorative pieces such as mugs, bowls, vases, creative creatures and unique sculptures. We will touch on the ceramic art, history of clay around the world, geology, and even the chemistry of clay. We will also discuss building art portfolios for those interested in art schools. No experience required and all materials/firings included.

Cost: $171.00 Markham Resident
Camp Code: 346617
Before Care: 339701


Week 8 – August 19 to August 23

Museum - Little Engineers Camp

Ages 4 to 8

Time: 9 AM to 4 PM

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.

Cost: $283.00 Markham Resident
Camp Code: 341625
Before Care: 339700
After Care: 339805


Museum - Fashion, Fabric, and Fun Camp

Ages 8 to 12

Time: 9 AM to 4 PM

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. Each week of camp has different projects that allows campers to build on their skills learned during other sessions.

Cost: $283.00 Markham Resident
Camp Code: 341626
Before Care: 339700
After Care: 339805


Week 9 – August 26 to August 30

Museum - Explorer Camp

Ages 4 to 11

Time: 9 AM to 4 PM

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.

Cost: $283.00 Markham Resident
Camp Code: 341646
Before Care: 339702
After Care: 339802


Museum - Half Day Pottery Camp

Ages 8 to 13

Time: 9 AM to 12 PM

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.

Cost: $171.00 Markham Resident
Camp Code: 341608
Before Care: 339702