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!

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

New Exhibit Opening at Huronia Museum

June 6, 2012

During the War of 1812 First Nations warriors served as strategic and vital allies of the British, providing some 10 000 men to the conflict. Effective as both defenders and combatants First Nations warriors earned a reputation as fierce combatants with their aggressive resistance to the encroachment upon their traditional lands.

Without their support certainly Ontario and most likely Quebec and all of then-British North America would not exist today.  First Nations played enormously important roles in gathering intelligence, harassing the enemy supply systems and fought at most battles throughout the war including the decisive battles of Queenston Heights, Beaver Dams, Stoney Creek, Cryslers Farm, Chateaugay and the retaking of Fort George.

We salute the courageous First Nations from our area who 200 years ago rose to the challenge to defend their homelands which some 50 years later would become Canada.  And we celebrate the 200 years of peaceful co-existence between our two neighbouring nations as we make our way forward into the 21st century.

In celebration of this enormous contribution, please join us Friday, June 22 from 7:00-8:30 PM when we open our newest exhibit Native Contributions to the War of 1812, which highlights those many important contributions made by First Nations Allies.

After the exhibit has been unveiled our curator will be on hand to answer questions and light refreshments will be served.  Admission is by donation only as well as a non-perishable food item.

It’s Here!

May 30, 2012

Our counsellors are here and have been working very hard on their camp plans already.  Trips are booked and activities are planned, now we just need summer to get here.

For those of you who have been waiting patiently for more information on our Summer Jam Camp, here it is.  The daily Camp Calendar for 2012 is ready.  It is packed with fun activities to keep the kids busy and make sure that they are having a good time.

We also have our downloadable Registration Form and a full list of What to bring to camp for those of you who might not be sure.  Of course, as always, if you have any additional questions you can always contact the museum at 705-526-2844 or email us at

The Last of the P.A. Days

May 14, 2012

Well it has been a while but there are some P.A. Days coming up at the beginning of June.  June 4th is a day off for the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board and June 8th is a day off for the Simcoe County District School Board.  That means that Huronia Museum is once again offering P.A. Day Camps.  One for each day off.  The camp runs from 9AM to 5PM with pick up any time after 4PM and the cost is $22 per day.

If you have used our P.A. Day camps at least once in the school year you only have to call the museum to put your child`s name on the list.  If you are taking advantage of these camps for the first time this year then we will need a PA Day Registration Form you can fill it out and drop it off at the museum or you can call to put your child`s name on the list and bring the form on the day of camp.

Space for these camps is limited so pre-registration is recommended.  For more information or to put your child on the registration list please contact the museum at 705-526-2844 or email us at


It is time to start making plans for summer!

May 10, 2012

After what feels like forever, the weather is finally starting to turn nice.  Unbelievably school will be over in only a few more weeks, which means it is time to start making plans for summer.  If you are stumped for what to do with the kids this summer, Huronia Museum has the solution.  Send them to our Summer Jam Day Camp.  We have been offering this camp for many years and strive to provide a fun and safe environment in which your children will thrive over the summer months.

Summer Jam Day Camp is running from July 2 to August 31 this year.  We are open to children between the ages of 5 and 12 years of age and while pre-registration is not required it is strongly recommended.  Parents can register with Summer Jam Day Camp by the dayor by the week, as a result we may have days throughout the summer that reach capacity and pre-registering will eliminate unnecessary worry.

Our camp is based on weekly themes with games and activities to correspond.  We will also swim Monday and Thursday at the YMCA as well as taking weekly field trips and having pizza day on Wednesdays.  We will also take advantage of the nice weather and spend a part of each day at Little Lake Park enjoying the playground there.

While we are still working on finalizing our daily activity schedule and confirming our field trips, the list of dates and weekly themes is as follows:

July 2-6:  You Don’t Want to Myth This

July 9-13:  Art Start

July 16-20:  Happy Holidays

July 23-27:How to Make Your Garden Grow

July 30-August 3:  Camp Olympics

August 7-10:  So You Think You Can Cook!

August 13-17:  Cloak and Dagger

August 20-24:  Glorious Games

August 27-31:  Dog Days of Summer 

A more complete daily calendar will be posted soon but if you would like to register your child for camp now you can download our Registration Form fill it out and return it to Huronia Museum to reserve your child`s spot in camp.  Please also read the cancellation policy attached to the registration form.

Our camp runs from 9AM to 4PM, Monday to Friday and the cost is $22 per day for museum members and $24 per day for non members.  We also offer early drop off between 8AM and 9AM and late pick up between 4PM and 5PM.  Each of these options costs an additional $1.

If you have any questions about our camp please feel free to call Gillian at Huronia Museum 705-526-2844.