This summer the Museum at Campbell River will be offering 4 week-long summer camps for kids aged 7-11.
The camps are from 9am – noon and the cost is $175 per child.
- Time Travellers July 11-15
- Painting the Past July 25-29
- Time Travellers August 8-12
- Junior Naturalists August 22-26
Registration is online, or by calling our Reception Desk at 250-287-3103.
Painting the Past Camp Have a brush with history and exercise your creative muscles in this fun camp packed with art and games at the Museum. Each day we will focus on the different ways art has been used on Northern Vancouver Island to express who we are, where we come from, and what we feel. In addition to the Museum’s galleries, we will explore contemporary art in a field trip to the Campbell River Art Gallery. Final day will be on location at the historic cottage of world-famous artist Sybil Andrews.
Junior Naturalist Camp Join us for a unique adventure as we explore the ties between people and the natural world through games and crafts at the Museum. From the tiniest bugs and plants in our garden to the biggest animals on land and in the sea, we’ll look at what’s happening all around us and how we fit into this bigger story. We’ll also take a special field trip to the Discovery Passage Aquarium to get up close with our undersea friends. Final day will be on location at the historic house of local conservationist and writer Roderick Haig-Brown.
Time Travellers Camp Have you ever wondered what it was like to live in the past? To explore what life was like for the people living in Campbell River long ago? Each day of the week-long camp, participants will explore a different aspect of our North Island History. Using the galleries within the Museum as a starting point, participants will get to experience what it was like to make paint using salmon eggs and ochre, learn about early logging techniques and tree identification, explore what it was really like to live in a float house, and get a feel for what kinds of games and daily chores the children of the past were expected to do. Participants also get the opportunity to explore areas of the exhibits and Museum not normally open to the public for an exclusive experience. Come time travel with us!