Christmas Camps!

November 27, 2013

padaycamp_christmasHuronia Museum will be holding camps over the Christmas Holidays on the following dates:

December 20, 23, 27, 30

January 2, 3

Each camp runs from 9 AM to 5 PM, with pick-up any time after 4 PM.  The cost is $22 per child, per day and they are intended for children ages 5 to 12.  Space in these camps is limited so pre-registration is required to ensure a space for your child.

Our camps are filled with games, crafts and activities to keep our campers entertained.  We will also be skating each day at the North Simcoe Sports and Recreation Centre, and tobogganing on Campbell’s Hill, weather permitting.

For more information about specific camps you can call us at 705-526-2844


Huronia Museum Hosting New Workshop

October 25, 2013


Join Ethel Chynoweth Pawis November 9 and 10, 2013 for a weekend of making your own moccasins at Huronia Museum.
Participants can expect to make their very own moccasins either for themselves or for someone special for Christmas.
This weekend course includes your materials, help from Ethel and your lunch for both days.
Space is limited to 24 participants.
Cost for the weekend course is $100 plus HST. Spaces cannot be held so please book yourself in as soon as possible!

First P.A. Day Camp

October 8, 2013

Blue & Yellow LogoHuronia Museum’s first P.A. Day Camp  of the new school year will be Friday, October 11 2013!

Campers will make crafts, play games and enjoy a fun day at Huronia Museum.

Camp is for children ages 5-12 and runs from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Pick-up after 4:00).  The cost is $22 per camper.  Pre-registration is not required, however it is very strongly recommended as space in this camp is limited.

For more information on this or any of our camps, visit our website or call us at 705-526-2844.


We accept registration over the phone or in person.


Halloween Costume Sale

September 17, 2013

Thanks to the generous donation of Susan Poole of The Liquigator in Port McNicoll, Huronia Museum will have over 400 new Halloween costumes for sale on Saturday, October 5, 2013 from 8 AM to Noon. the museum is hopeful to make make this an annual event, where families can swap their old costumes for new ones and get into the Halloween spirit at the museum.

If you happen to have children’s Halloween costumes that are in good condition that you would like to donate for the sale, please contact the museum at 705-526-2844. We would love to add yours to the pile!halloween

It’s time to start thinking about day camp again.

May 6, 2013

Camp OwlWhile it left us doubting for a while, summer is definitely on its way.  Soon school will be out and kids will be looking for something to keep them busy this summer.  When the time comes Huronia Museum’s Summer Jam Day Camp may be just what you are looking for.  We offer a fun and activities filled camp that your kids will enjoy.

This year we will be running from July 2 to August 30, with different themes each week (listed below).  You can sign up for a day or a week, so you can pick and choose when your child attends.  Activities throughout the week are linked to the theme, so they change through out the summer.  Monday and Thursday are swim days, Tuesdays are field trip days, Wednesday is pizza day, and Fridays we visit the library.

Camp hours are 9AM to 4PM and the cost is $22/day for museum members and $24/day for non museum members.  We also offer extended hours so you can drop off as early as 8AM and pick up as late as 5PM.  Each of these extended hour is an additional $1.  Summer Jam is for children ages 5-12, and while pre-registration is not required we do very strongly recommend it.  There are times when the camp is full and we would hate to have to turn anyone away.

Weekly Themes

July 2-5—Time Travel

July 8-12—Holiday Time

July 15-19—Creative Campers

July 22-26—Amazing Race

July 29– August 2—Lab Coat Lunacy

August 6-9—Inventor’s Workshop

August 12-16—Fun and Fitness

August 19-23—Treasure Hunters

August 26-30—Neighbourhood Heroes

You can also see a more detailed daily plan by downloading our 2013 Camp Calendar and find out the main activity for each day.

*Schedule still subject to change*

If you would like to register someone for camp you can contact the museum or print off this Registration Form and return it to the museum.  If you have any further questions about the camp you can contact the museum at 705-526-2844

Winterfest Activities at Huronia Museum

January 15, 2013


The Huronia Museum partners with the Huronia Foundation for the Arts for Winterfest

This year we will be holding an event on the Friday evening of Winterfest from 5pm to 8pm.  You can come out and enjoy homemade shepherd’s pie, bread and a tart while viewing the members of the HFA art show and enjoying the sounds of local musicians from the Good Vibes Coffee House.  Tickets can be purchased in advance  at Huronia Museum before  Wednesday, January 30th for  $8.00 or at door on February 1st for $10.00.

We will also be open all day Saturday, February 2nd free of charge, with a number of events running throughout the day.

Saturday morning at 11am bring your tots to meet story teller Mr. B and his TV guest star Fred.

Don’t forget to register your children for the Little People Art Contest from 10 to 11am.  This is a children’s art exhibit with a people’s choice prize awarded to the favourite picture as voted by Winterfest visitors throughout the day.  Each entry will be matted and exhibited at Huronia Museum on the Saturday of Winterfest.  For any young ones wishing to take part in the competition please draw us a picture and  submit it at Huronia Museum no later than 11am on Saturday, February 2nd.  All pictures will the be mounted in a pre-sized 4” x 6”  mat and hung for viewing. All pictures should be submitted with a 1.5 inch clear border on all sides to ensure that it fits in out pre-cut mats.  The cost is $2.00 per entry and everyone can take their picture home in the mat at the end of the day.  To make it easier you can use this Drawing Template to ensure you get just the right size.

Homemade beans and bread will be available to purchase.   Little People people’s choice award is at 3:20pm.   Enjoy  local  singer songwriter Marg Raynor from 2 to 3pm.  People’s choice award for guest artist is at 3:30pm.  Door prize at 3pm For more information, call Lu at 705-534-3971 or Gillian at 705-526-2844.

Huronia Museum Winterfest Schedule of Events


5pm to 8pm         Huronia Foundation for the Art members art show, fine music by members of the Good Vibes Coffee House and dinner on the move  at the Huronia Museum.  Advanced purchase by Wednesday 30th is $8.00 and at door $10.00


10am to 11am    Delivery deadline for the Little People Art Contest.  $2.00 per entry at the Huronia Museum

11am to 12pm    Meet Mr. B and his TV guest Fred at the Huronia Museum

11am to 3pm      Lunch with home baked beans and bread at the Huronia Museum

2pm to 3pm      Singer Songwriters Marg Raynor  at the Huronia Museum

3:20pm                Little People People’s choice awards presentation at 3:10pm at Huronia Museum

3:30pm               Adult Art Exhibiter’s people’s choice awards presentation at Huronia Museum

3:40pm               Door Prize at the Huronia Museum

New Year’s Camp

December 20, 2012


Huronia Museum will be hosting a New Year’s-themed day camp for kids aged 5 to 12 this January 2, 3 and 4, 2013.  

We will be going public skating on January 2 & 3.

The camp will run from 9AM to 5PM (Pick-up after 4:00).  The cost is $22 per camper.  Pre-registration is not required, however it is strongly recommended.

For more information, visit our Day Camp page or call us at 705-526-2844.  We accept registration over the phone or in person.