P.A. Day Discovery Camps 2018

The PMA is excited to offer camp programs on elementary school P.A. (Professional Activity) days and most school breaks! Modeled after the successful Summer Discovery camps, these camps are for ages 4-11, and include active play, arts and crafts, games, experiments, stories, songs and much more! 

Registration opens August 1st for fall P.A. Day Camp programs. 

Click here to register online

P.A. Day Discovery Camps Fall 2018

Friday, September 28th: Nature DetectivesKids conducting a science experiment

Get ready to explore nature as we discover the changing of the seasons! How do the leaves get their colour? Why do pine combs open and close? Through hands on activities, science experiments, scavenger hunts and nature art we will discover the beauty of fall! 

Friday, October 26th: The Mad Scientist Returns (PVNCCDSB board only)

Do you dare to enter the Mad Scientist Laboratory? The day will include hair rising experiments, games, crafts and more. This camp will be the perfect combination of Halloween fun and science!

Friday, November 23rd: Greek Greatness  

Join us for the day and take a trip back in time to explore Ancient Greece! We will make our own labyrinth, complete a STEAM challenge with Greek architecture, and conduct an experiment with an Ancient Greek Water clock! 

TimeGroup shot of kids infront of a cup tower

PA Day camps run two sessions each day (9:00 AM to 12:00 NOON and 1:00 to 4:00 PM).  Morning and afternoon sessions are led by the same instructor and follow the same theme but are independent camps.  Campers can join one or both sessions (lunch is supervised and takes place on site from 12:00 NOON until 1:00 PM for campers staying the whole day).


$20/half day; $40/full day 

What to Bring

A nut free morning and/ or afternoon snack, water bottle, appropriate outdoor clothing and nut free lunch (if staying for whole day). The Museum promotes a nut free environment. 

Personal Health Form

Each child attending camp must complete and submit a Personal Health Form. This form will be kept on file at the Museum, and only needs to be completed once each year. We encourage parents to download the health form to be printed and filled out at home, and brought on the day of camp. Blank health forms are also available upon drop-off. 

REGISTRATION Kids playing on the playground in the fall

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


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.  


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.