Camps, Community and Educational Programs

Educational Programs (Starting January 2023)

The Pioneer Village & Archives is a dynamic location for hands-on, interactive school programs for Grade 2/3 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 living conditions, work, play and pastimes of nineteenth-century settlers.

Winter programs are approximately 5 hours in length. Summer programs are offered as a half-day (up to 4 hours) or a full day (over 4 hours).

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 culture@georgina.ca today for further information.

To book a program, complete this 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 & 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.

More information for 2023 Rise to Rebellion coming soon!

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.

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.