Day Camp visits at The Muskoka Lakes Museum

‘Flash-back Fun Days’ at the Muskoka Lakes Museum Children’s Day-Camper Program 

Wednesday through Friday from July 3rd to August 30th 10 am to 2pm.

$5 per child for ½ day, (includes 3 programs)

Each program runs for approx. 30 minutes and includes hands-on activities and a game or craft.

Trade & Barter –Relationships between the Europeans and First Nations were important in the War of 1812. Play a trading game with European and First Nations trade goods, and use your own copy of an old map to explore these relationships which gave Muskoka its connection to this war with the United States.

Digging Detectives — Become an artifact detective to learn about First Nations’ culture and history. You’ll even learn how to ’dig’ for artifacts like a real archeologist !

Pioneer Play — Live like the early pioneers of Muskoka. Play pioneering games and see a real log cabin!

Aye, Aye, Captain! — Put on your captain’s hat, we’re going on a fun-filled adventure! Learn about Muskoka’s boating history, and build your very own boat.

Phones and Postcards — what was it like before the days of cell phones and Facebook? Find out how the early cottagers and tourists kept in touch. Use old working phones, and make your own postcard to mail.

More Pioneer Play – it wasn’t all work back then, and even the work could be fun!

Facilities & other stuff — There are 12 large, sturdy picnic tables on the island, and washrooms on the island, as well as in the museum. The large and small locks are right there, and operate throughout the day. The museum has a video on the lock’s history, and a 2-dimensional, color display showing how they work. There are also a number of scavenger hunt activities designed for children to independently ‘tour’ the museum. Please note — the museum could accommodate up to 30 people inside for lunch if the weather is inclement.

For more information, or to register your camp:


Please use the Museum’s CAMP PROGRAM BOOKING FORM 2014 to register your camp.

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