Camps, Community and Educational Programs

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Camps

The Georgina Pioneer Village & Archives offers Summer Camps for children ages 7-12. These camps inform children about the chores, hobbies and lifestyles of people in the nineteenth century through a series of hands-on craft and heritage demonstrations. Skills relevant to early settlement life are taught and the camps endeavour to instill a sense of pride in our heritage and knowledge of early Canadian lifestyles. Before & After Care is available for all camp dates. Bussing is available for Summer Camps.

Heritage Quest Summer Camp

During this week-long summer camp, your children will benefit from the great outdoors in the peaceful setting of the Georgina Pioneer Village and enjoy guided exploration of the historic buildings on-site. Campers will learn about the hobbies, chores and pastimes of 19th century settlers, and discover skills relevant to early settlement life through hands-on experience with candle making, heritage cooking, old-time laundry, crafts, games, and more. 
Please refer to 2022 Summer Camps Guide for more details.

Educational Programs (Starting Fall 2022)

The Pioneer Village & Archives is a dynamic location for hands-on, interactive school programs for Grade 3 students. Focusing on the daily lives of early settlers, these programs are multi-sensory and curriculum-related.

During a visit to the Pioneer Village, students will take part in various demonstrations and activities that depict the chores, jobs, and pastimes of nineteenth-century settlers. Some of the demonstrations and activities to choose from include butter making, candle making and old-time laundry.

All programs can be modified to suit your specific classroom instruction, and are offered in short-day (2 hours or less) half-day (2-4 hours) or full-day (4+ hours) durations.

If you wish to provide your students with an engaging and informative introduction to Canada's history of early settlement, please contact the Pioneer Village by email at curator@georgina.ca today for further information.

To book a program, complete the PDF icon Excursion Application Form (296.93 KB)and return it by email at curator@georgina.ca.

Annual Rise to Rebellion: an Interactive Re-creation of the 1837 Rebellion of Upper Canada

Scheduled every year on the Thursday and Friday before the Mother's Day weekend in May, the Georgina Pioneer Village & Archives hosts an annual Education Days for Rise to Rebellion: an Interactive Re-creation of the 1837 Rebellion of Upper Canada.  Unlike any other education program throughout the Greater Toronto Area, students will have a chance not only to learn about the issues involved in the struggle for responsible government from costumed personalities, but to actually participate in an interactive re-creation of this celebrated episode of Canadian history.

 

 

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