Summer Heritage Camps
*July 7th Update: Please note the camp is now running only one week, August 8th to 12th, due to lack of sign-ups. We will continue to update this page with any further changes.
*For registration details and forms see the end of this post
Camps are intended for ages 8-12
Evergreen House (26 Newcastle St)
Quaker House (57 Ochterloney St)
Around downtown Dartmouth
Registration: Opens June 7th, 2022 – See bottom of page for details
A. JULY 4TH – 8TH CANCELLED B. JULY 11TH – 15TH CANCELLED C. JULY 18TH – 22ND CANCELLED D. JULY 25TH – 29TH CANCELLED
E. AUG 8TH – 12TH
F. AUG 15TH – 19TH CANCELLED G. AUG 22ND – 26TH CANCELLED
Cost & Payment:
12 spots per week
Non-refundable deposit of $80 at time of booking; Save $10 when you pay in full up front ($165)
*We do not believe cost should be a barrier to a fun summer, if affordability is an obstacle to registering a child in your care for these camps, please fill out our subsidy application HERE
Join us this summer for the first DHM Summer Heritage Camps! Each camp runs for five (5) days, Monday to Friday, 9am-4pm.
Kids will have the opportunity to learn about life in Dartmouth’s rich past through authentic historic games, inspired crafts, and loads of good fun.
Campers will get to know Evergreen, the Victorian manor built in 1867, and discover the oddities of Victorian life through card games, flower pressing, and activities created to inspire a love of and interest in the importance of history. They will take a stroll to the downtown core and spend time learning about early Quakers who brought whaling to Dartmouth in the 18th Century while exploring Dartmouth’s oldest standing structure, and finishing up with some good ol’ sea shanties.
Downtown Dartmouth Historic Scavenger Hunt
Flower Pressing & Victorian Flower Language
9am: Drop-off at Evergreen House
4pm: Pick-up from Evergreen House
Caregivers are asked to send children with packed lunches, sunblock, a water bottle, and bug spray. Additionally we recommend sunglasses, hats, and light jackets or sweaters.
Dartmouth Heritage Museum is committed to being as inclusive as possible. Unfortunately at this time Evergreen and Quaker houses are inaccessible to wheelchair users and may be challenging for others with mobility issues due to stairs and elevation changes between rooms.
If you have any other accessibility concerns please let us know and we will do all we are able to accommodate them.