Summer Theme Camps

Children holding up paper dragons made during Summer Camp.

Each summer the Museum offers seven weeks of exciting themed camps for kids ages 6-12. Children must be 6 years of age on the date camp starts.

Our camps are jam-packed with fun crafts, games, drama, dancing, science experiments, scavenger hunts, and more.

Registration for each week must be done separately, but we are happy to have your child attend every week at the Thunder Bay Museum!

Summer Camp 2024

All summer camps run 9:00am -4:00pm. Drop of times between 9:00am and 9:30am and pick up times between 4:00pm -4:30 pm.

Please ensure you send in your Emergency Contact and Photo Release forms two weeks in advance of the start of your child’s camp.

Register Here

Fees: $150/child (Members) | $180/child (Non-Members)

Weekly Themes include:

  • Week 1: July 8 -12 – Animal Planet
  • Week 2: July 15 – 19 – Symphony of the 5 Senses
  • Week 3: July 22 – 26 – Biomes of the World
  • Week 4: July 29 – Aug. 2 – Wind, Water, Wheels
  • Week 5: Aug. 6 – 9 – Rock, Paper, Scissors, What?
  • Week 6: Aug. 12 – 16 – Retro Style
  • Week 7: Aug. 19 – 23 – The Elements

Payment Options

  • Online (preferred) – Visa, or Mastercard
  • In Person – Cash, Cheque, Debit, Visa, or Mastercard
  • Phone – Please call 807-623-0801 to pay by Visa or Mastercard

Participants are only registered for a program once their payment has been received.
We do not keep a wait list, so register early to avoid disappointment.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, please send a nut-free lunch and two snacks/drinks with your child. There will be no access to a refrigerator or
microwave, so please pack accordingly. The Museum has water fountains, so sending your child with a refillable water
bottle is advisable


Sometimes. Please refer to the chart on the front page of this paper for the entire list. Most times, these materials are
simple recyclable items or things you would have around the house.

Absolutely! We love to see our campers embracing the theme of the day.

Programs are limited to 12 children. The Museum reserves the right to cancel programs due to under-registration.

The Museum’s cancellation policy is as follows:

  • No refunds will be given for cancellations made less than two weeks in advance of the day(s) for which you are registered.
  • The museum reserves the right to cancel any under-registered camp days (e.g. less than 50% attendance). In this case, all existing registrants will be notified and a full refund will be issued.
  • A credit for a future program will be given to participants who cancel three days (full 72 hours) before the program start time.
  • No credit will be given to “no shows” or to cancellations with less than 72 hours notice

If your child has any special needs, details must be included with your registration form. Please note that we cannot
provide one-on-one supervision or specific medical support. However, if your child requires an adult assistant, they are
welcome to accompany the child to camp free of charge.

The Education Department’s great staff and volunteers are trained, experienced individuals who have submitted current
Criminal Background Checks and are certified in Standard First Aid and CPR. The minimum ratio of supervisors to
participants is 1:7.

We ask that your child use the following Museum Manners:

  • We walk slowly in the galleries.
  • We use indoor voices.
  • We stay in a group with our supervisor.
  • We touch Museum objects when our supervisor invites us, and we are careful with the things we touch

Please Note: Parents may be called to pick up a child who is causing difficulties, without being issued a refund for the

Unless otherwise stated, full-day programs are from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Please drop off your child between 9:00 and
9:30 a.m. at the front doors and pick them up between 4:00 and 4:30 p.m at the front doors. Except for in emergency situations, there will be no staff available to supervise before 9:00 a.m. or after 5:00 p.m. so please use the above mentioned times as a strict guideline.