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.

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

Participants are able to register for individual days or full weeks – either way, we’re sure they’ll have a super summer at the Thunder Bay Museum!

Summer Camp 2022

We are looking at starting camp July 11, 2022 with times of 9:00-4:00. Drop of times between 9:00 and 9:30 and pick up times between 4:00-4:30.

Vacation Week

July 11-15, 2022

Fees: $125/child (Members) | $155/child (Non-Members)

Short Description of what the kids will be doing.

Time Travel Week

July 18-22, 2022

Fees: $125/child (Members) | $155/child (Non-Members)

Short Description of what the kids will be doing.

Payment Options

  • 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

Upon registration, the Museum’s new Summer Camp policies and procedures will be shared with all families. This
document includes:

  • Face mask/covering policy
  • The sign in/sign out procedure
  • Physical distancing measures
  • Cleaning and disinfecting
  • Screening measures
  • Management of suspected cases

A screening questionnaire can be found at: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/ or completed at the Museum’s
front door. If using the online questionnaire, please show us your result for a camp leader to document it. This MUST be
done daily.

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

No

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 8 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
day.

Unless otherwise stated, full-day programs are from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Please drop off your child between 9:00 and
9:30 a.m. and pick them up between 1:00 and 1:30 p.m. Except for in emergency situations, there will be no staff
available to supervise before 9:00 a.m. or after 1:30 p.m. so please use the above mentioned times as a strict guideline.

Drop off will take place between 9:00 and 9:30 along our ramp. Please ensure that you are socially distance and wait until
you are called forward by one of our camp leaders. Camp leaders will ask to see your child(ren) screening questionnaire
(if done online) or have you fill one out. Parents and/or guardians can then make their way down the stairs.

Pick up will take place between 1:00 and 1:30 and will look a little different this year. To minimize contact with visitors,
we are asking parents and/or guardians must use our delivery door, hit the buzzer, and indicate who they are picking up.
A camp leader will then bring down your child(ren) and sign them out.