Camps, Community and Educational Programs

Educational Programs (Starting January 2023)

Georgina Pioneer Village and Archives is a dynamic location for hands-on, interactive school programs for Grade 2 and 3 students. Focusing on the daily lives of early settlers, these programs are multi-sensory and curriculum-related.

During a visit to Pioneer Village, students will take part in various demonstrations and activities that depict the living conditions, work, play and pastimes of 19th-century settlers.

Winter programs are approximately five hours in length. Summer programs are offered as a half-day (up to four hours) or a full day (over four hours).

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

To book a program, complete the school booking request form and return it by email to culture@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 and Archives hosts 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.

More information for 2023 Rise to Rebellion coming soon!

Camps

The Georgina Pioneer Village and 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 and 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. 
 
Visit georgina.ca/camps to learn more.

Contact Us

26557 Civic Centre Rd,
Keswick, ON  L4P 3G1

T: 905-476-4301 / 705-437-2210
F: 905-476-8100
info@georgina.ca

Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.