The Military Museums
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Come join us at The Military Museums for our 2020 summer camps. Campers have the chance to experience an educational and active experience here at the museums this summer.

We have two different camps, each with different age groups. See below to learn more about them and some activities each camp will be doing throughout the week.

Due to Covid-19, our summer programs are currently cancelled until further notice. Please stay tuned for future updates.

Summer Program Schedule

Camps run for eight weeks this summer:

  • July 6-10
  • July 13- 17
  • July 20- 24
  • July 27- 31
  • August 4- 7 (Four-day camp week)
  • August 10- 14
  • August 17- 21
  • August 24- 28

Program Costs

Each week of camp cost $230 (except for our four-day week, which is $180). One week of camps consists of five days (Monday through Friday), with each one running from 9:00 to 16:00.

We also have an option of pre/post care available for $50 on top of the program cost for the week. Pre-care hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. daily and post-care runs 16:00 to 17:00.

Summer Camp Details

Land, Air, and Sea (Ages 6-9)

Campers will explore different aspects of the military in this camp. Learn about the Army, Navy, Airforce, and more through hands-on, educational activities run by our Educational Interpreters.

Activities include:

Bridge Building

Modern peacekeeping operations often focus on "peacemaking", or the idea that war cannot thrive where citizens are happy and comfortable. Campers will endeavour to build “bridges” to test and grow early engineering skills and restore a hypothetical community to health.

Sneaking at Sea

Why were lighthouses so important? Campers will come to understand the purpose of maritime beacons through a game played (almost) entirely in the dark.

Marching Drill

Attention! Campers will learn the basics of Canadian Military drill, from posture to quick marching, straight from the handbook. What they learn will serve them throughout their week at camp.

Picnic Outing and Award Ceremony

Weather permitting (and with a contingency plan just in case), our week will culminate in a picnic lunch at Sandy Beach Park. This outing includes a wide game and an award ceremony, where campers will receive specially designed medals based on their efforts over the week.

Advancing Through Time (Ages 10-14)

The military and the technology it uses are ever changing and evolving! Starting with the pre-Great War era, follow the developments of the military over the course of Canadian history and learned how Canada has contributed to major global affairs such as the Second World War, the Cold war and the Afghanistan war

Activities include:

Codebreaking

The Enigma changed the face of codebreaking, and remains in the public consciousness through pop culture like the movie The Imitation Game. Campers will try to break increasingly difficult codes to discover secret messages, and, harder still, try to communicate with one another using these codes.

Franklin Expedition Scavenger Hunt

Until recently, the lost Franklin Expedition was one of Canada’s greatest unsolved mysteries. Using historical, archaeological, scientific, and cultural clues designed for young minds, campers will work together to locate the missing HMS Erebus and HMS Terror.

Tank Building and Racing

How do engineers build tanks? Campers will explore the ways that technology has advanced through a hands on building and racing activity.

Picnic Outing and Award Ceremony

Weather permitting (and with a contingency plan just in case), our week will culminate in a picnic lunch at Sandy Beach Park. This outing includes a wide game and an award ceremony, where campers will receive specially designed medals based on their efforts over the week.

Contact Information

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the Education Department at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at 403-410-2340 ext. 2613.

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