Junior Summer Discovery (Ages 4-6)


Junior Summer Discovery Camp Registrations will open on 
Saturday, April 1st, 2017


Junior Summer Discovery programs are developed especially for children in JK, SK, and Grade 1.  Each program involves stories, songs, games, arts and crafts, museum exhibits and creative play based on a theme.

A Message from Our Camp Instructor (2016)

Hi everyone!  My name is Jeff Guerin and I will be the Discovery Educator for Junior Summer Discovery this summer.  My family and I moved to Peterborough from Cambridge, Ontario about a year ago when I took a job with the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board, and we have been very happy to find friendly people and a variety of community-oriented events in this great city!  I have been fortunate in my career so far to have gained a great deal of experience working with young minds.  These experiences include: Kindergarten placements during Teacher's College and at Kidsability, volunteering in Kindergarten classes in Cambridge, working as the English Language Teacher in a Kindergarten facility in South Korea, and teaching a number of primary classes in the Peterborough area as an Occasional Teacher.  I am looking forward to developing and delivering a great program that will combine discovery, learning and fun for the children and educators alike!     - Jeff

Camp Weeks & Themes (2016)

July 11- 15     Time TravelersScience Experiment

Let's do the time warp today! Join us for a week of time travel adventure as we explore the decades through music, art, play and more in this history themed camp.

July 18-22      Wacky & Wonderful

Anything goes in this wacky week of camp fun! Let your imaginations soar as we try some wild crafts, create crazy masterpieces and most importantly play.

July 25-29       Mad Scientist's Lab

Let's explore the fascinating world of science as we observe, hypothesize and conduct experiments to understand the world around us! 

August 2-5        Nature Gone Wild

Put on your explorer's hat because this week we are exploring the great outdoors! Nature art, journals, investigative play and much more are in store as we learn about nature. 

August 8-12       Animal Planet

Do you love animals? Then this is the camp for you! This week we will learn about animals from around the world through dramatic play, art and active fun.

August 15-19      Imaginarium

Dream big because this week is all about make believe. Let your imagination run wild as campers create their own imaginary worlds to play, create and say farewell to summer!  

TimesKids outside playing

Morning program: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 (noon)

Afternoon program: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

All day program (morning and afternoon): 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (lunch break is supervised)

Drop-offs as early as 8:45 a.m. and pick-ups as late as 4:15 p.m.


$17.50 per half day registration ($35.00 for a full day)

Register for a half day, full day, one day or multiple days - whatever suits you and your child best.


Junior Discovery is designed for children ages 4 to 6 (birth years 2011 to 2013 - must be toilet trained)


Programs take place at the Peterborough Museum & Archives in the large, air-conditioned, barrier-free Fleming Annex, the beautiful Heritage Pavilion, the Museum's Galleries and the child-friendly Museum grounds, which now includes our new fabulous accessible playground structure.

Registration - Closed (2016)

Registration for the 2017 season will begin on Saturday, April 1st. 

  1. In person at the Peterborough Museum & Archives
  2. By telephone (VISA, Mastercard, American Express): 705-743-5180.
  3. Online

What to Bring

Snacks, drinks, lunch if staying all day, weather-appropriate outdoor clothing.  The PMA promotes a nut-free environment.

Personal Health Form

This form will be kept on file and only needs to be completed once each year.  The form can be picked up at the Peterborough Museum & Archives or downloaded and should be submitted to the Museum by the first day of camp.

Health Concerns

Please notify the instructor about any health or behavioural concerns you may have regarding your child's participation in Junior Discovery.  The Museum has a protocol for Anaphylactic shock and a parental clearance form is required if your child has suffered a suspected concussion.


In the course of all program activities, photos may be taken and audio and/or visual recordings may be made.  The Peterborough Museum & Archives reserves the right to use all photographs and videos of our programs, participants, special events and facilities for promotional purposes.


Refunds may be requested up to 5 business days prior to the start of the program.  An administration fee of 10% of class fees will be withheld, with a minimum fee of $5.  No refunds will be granted once the program has begun.