March Break Discovery Camps

Kids playing in the forest in the winter

March Break is a time for adventure, fun and making new friends! Join us for 5 days of March Break Discovery Camps from March 12-16th. Each day is a new theme at the Museum, with a professional instructor ready to guide, teach and explore with your kids. Don't miss out on these unique camps for ages 4-11 with single day registration available. 

Registration is now OPEN! Click here to register online

Time

Programming runs from 9 AM- 4 PM with drop off anytime after 8:45 AM and pick up until 4:15 PM. 

Cost

 $40 per day

Themes

* We will continue to update our website as we confirm themes and instructor. Please check back with us often. 

Monday March 12th: Drama & Play with Ray!Kids looking out at Armour Hill in the winter

Join seasoned PMA instructor Ray Henderson as he teaches campers all kinds of colourful improvisation and drama games. This day will surely have a colourful cast of characters. One minute you might be a King or Queen of a faraway land, and the next clucking like a chicken! By the end of this camp, you will surely be full of lots of laughs!

Tuesday, March 13th: STEAM: Challenge Yourself

Are you for the challenge?! STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Math and this day will have it all! Campers will be asked to think outside the box as they tackle a variety of questions and tasks in a fun, interactive environment. Join instructor Kaitlyn Burke  for a day for of inquiry as we build, create, design and explore!

Wednesday, March 14th: Curator in Training

Become a Junior Curator for the day as we explore the Museum "behind the scenes!" Campers will learn what it means to be a curator as we build, create and design our own mini exhibits. For this, we ask that each camper bring a special object from home to be featured in their exhibit. This can be anything from a stuffed animal to a favourite toy or piece of clothing. Parents are invited back to explore the exhibits at 3:45 PM for our "Gallery Opening." As a bonus, kids will get a special behind the scenes tour of the Curatorial Centre- the building that houses our collection of nearly 45, 000 artifacts! Join Museum Educators Faryn Stanley and Taylor Dunn for this one of a kind camp. 

Thursday, March 15th: Get Out and Play! 

Get ready to play outside in the beautiful green space surrounding the Museum! Join instructor Nancy Thomson for woodland games, shelter building, nature crafts and so much more! Let's learn, play and explore within our local nature.

Friday, March 16th: Give a Hoot: Northern Owls! 

Did you know owls have three eyelids? Join Museum Educators Faryn Stanley and Taylor Dunn for a hoot of a time, in this day dedicated to owls! We will explore the "Northern Owl" exhibit on loan from the ROM, dissect owl pellets and create owl inspired artwork. 

Instructor Biographies

Ray Henderson is a professional actor and director, active in young people's drama and the director of Arbor Theatre's popular children's Christmas productions. He is wonderfully skilled in taking young people of any age from pen to performance. His Summer Discovery camps are ever-popular and his March Break camp provides a terrific theatrical experience for kids! 

Kaitlyn Burke is completing her teacher's qualifications at Trent University, and is passionate about inquiry learning. She believes in creating a deep and meaningful learning experiences by giving children the opportunity to explore, discover, experiment and have fun with each learning task. She has instructed both Summer Discovery and P.A. Day Camps at the Museum and we are excited to have her back this March Break! 

Faryn Stanley is the Education Officer at the Peterborough Museum & Archives and has been with the Museum for the last 4 years. She has a passion for recreation, education and programming. 

Taylor Dunn is a student at Algonquin College in Applied Museum Studies completing a placement at the Museum. She has lots of experience working with children in a camp setting, and is thrilled to be joining us this March Break!

Nancy Thomson is a qualified teacher and the founder and owner of her outdoor education company THINK OUTSIDE. She has worked in the outdoor education and camping industry for over 20 years and brings a sense of fun and genuine connection with children of all ages. We are beyond happy to have her back for another year of March Break Discovery. 

What to Bring

Water bottle, appropriate outdoor winter clothing, indoor shoes and nut free lunch/snacks. The Museum promotes a nut free environment. 

Personal Health Form

Each child attending camp must complete and submit a Personal Health & Information Form. This form will be kept on file at the Museum, and only needs to be completed once each year. The form is available through the online registration process. 

REGISTRATION Group shot of children with youth leaders

1. In Person- visit the Peterborough Museum & Archives (300 Hunter St. East, Peterborough). Payment in full must accompany all registrations and can be made using cash, cheque, MasterCard, VISA, AMEX or Interac.

2. Phone- please call the Museum at (705) 743-5180 with a valid credit card.

3. Online- click on the link and locate Museum Programs on the left tool bar. Please note this option does require an account PIN number and a client bar code for each person registering. A valid credit card is required to complete your transaction and registration. Click here to register online

PROGRAM WITHDRAWAL

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.  

PHOTO WAIVER

In the course of all program activities, photos will 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 all our programs, participants, special events and facilities for promotional purposes.