Summer Kids Camps

This summer the Museum at Campbell River will be offering a mix of full-day and half-day summer camps for kids aged 7-11 years. For each camp participants are encouraged to wear clothing this is comfortable, appropriate to the weather, and have the potential to get dirty. Parents and/or Guardian will be asked to sign a waiver on the first day of camp. Register online or through the Museum at 250-287-3103.

Here you will find the complete schedule for summer kids camps.

Junior Naturalist

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 native plant garden to the biggest animals on land and in the sea, we will look at what’s happening all around us on Northern Vancouver Island and how we fit into this bigger story. We will also take a special field trip to the Discovery Passage Aquarium to get up close and personal with our undersea friends. The final day will be on location at the historic house of local conservationist and writer Roderick Haig-Brown. A drink and light snack provided.

July 24 – 28
9:00am to 12:00pm
Cost: $175 /per child

Time Travelers 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 we will dive into a different part of our North Island History. Campers will get to experience what it was like to make their own paints, learn about early logging and tree types, explore float house design, imagine life on a fishing boat, and discover the games and daily chores that children had in the past. Field trips vary from week to week and may include: the Maritime Heritage Centre, Discovery Passage Aquarium, Discovery Pier, the Campbell River Art Gallery, Sybil Andrews Cottage, and the Haig-Brown Heritage House. Campers will also get the opportunity to explore areas of the exhibits and Museum not normally open to the public for an exclusive experience. Come travel through time with us! For the full day camps only, participants are asked to bring a lunch with them for the day. 

July 10 – 14

9:00am to 12:00pm
Cost: $175/per child

July 31 – Aug 4

9:00am to 3:00pm
Cost: $215/per child

Aug 21 – 25

9:00am to 3:00pm
Cost: $215/per child 

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 that art has been used on Northern Vancouver Island to express who we are and where we come from. 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. A drink and light snack provided.

August 8 – 11
9:00am to 12:00pm
Cost: $140 /per child

Museum at Campbell River respectfully acknowledges the Liǧʷiɫdax̌ʷ First Nation, on whose traditional lands we work to preserve, interpret and share the collective human history of North Vancouver Island. The Liǧʷiɫdax̌ʷ First Nation is comprised of the We Wai Kai, Wei Wai Kum and Kwiakah First Nations. Our closest neighbors are the Coast Salish Xwemalhkwu, Klahoose and K’ómoks First Nations.

These nations have close connections to the land where Campbell River is located today.

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