Summer Heritage Camps

Who:

Camps are intended for ages 8-12

Where: 

Evergreen House (26 Newcastle St)

Quaker House (57 Ochterloney St)

Around downtown Dartmouth

When:

Registration: Opens June 7th, 2022

Camp Dates:

A. JULY 4TH – 8TH

B. JULY 11TH – 15TH

C. JULY 18TH – 22ND

D. JULY 25TH – 29TH

E. AUG 8TH – 12TH

F. AUG 15TH – 19TH

G. AUG 22ND – 26TH

 

Cost & Payment:

$35/day = $175/week*

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 reach out to us.

 

Description:

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.

 

Activities Include:

Downtown Dartmouth Historic Scavenger Hunt

Flower Pressing & Victorian Flower Language

Card Games

Three-legged races

Outdoor Games

Notebook Making

Sea Shanties

 

Daily Schedule:

9am: Drop-off at Evergreen House

12pm: Lunch

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.

 

Accessibility:

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.

 

Details for the camps are still being finalised. Check back for updates!