Summer Jam Day Camp Updates

July 9, 2012

Summer Jam Day Camp is full on Tuesday July 10, Wednesday July 11 and Thursday July 12.  There are also very few spaces left for Friday July 13.

Also a  Note to Parents

Due to changing regulations at the YMCA we would ask that any parents of “non-swimmers” please provide a life jacket for their child to wear in the pool.  The YMCA does have some jackets but won’t necessarily have enough for everyone.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

Camp Staff.


Canada Day at the Museum

June 22, 2012

Huronia Museum will once again be holding our Decorate Your Own T-shirt event on Canada Day.  As we have for the last two years we will have blank shirts available for kids to decorate and make themselves a souvenir of Canada 2012 in Little Lake Park.  We are able to offer this event thanks, almost entirely, to our very generous sponsors.  this year we would like to give thanks to Burger Barr, Global Pet Food, Little Lake Galley, Tripp’s Paint and Decorating Shoppe, and our marquee sponsor Barber & Haskill.  All the sponsor logos are placed on the back of the t-shirts along with the name and logo for our Summer Jam Day Camp.

This event has been very popular the last two years and is held on a first come, first serve basis.  We will have everything set up along the side of the museum leading down into Little Lake Park.  You can stop there on your way into the park to paint your shirt, hang it on our clothesline and pick it up again later.  We will be up and running between 11:00AM and 2:00PM, or until the t-shirts run out, whichever comes first.  Any t-shirts not picked up by that time will be held inside the museum until we close at 5:00PM.

The Decorate Your Own T-shirt event is paid by donation only and all proceeds go directly to support the activities of the Summer Jam Day Camp.

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

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.

Summer is in full swing

July 11, 2011

Our Summer Jam day camp is up and running.  With one full week under our belts we have settled into a nice routine.  There have been a lot of familiar faces returning to us, but lots of new ones too.

The kids have even been on their first field trip, visiting a local dairy farm.  Everyone came back to the museum  with tales of cows and tractors.  They were dirty and tired, which are usually two sure signs that they had a good time.

In the coming weeks they will be going to the Elmvale Jungle Zoo, a magic show, the Wye Marsh and so much more.  It looks to be a very busy summer full of games and crafts and fun.  The weather has been great so far, but hot enough that the kids are extra excited to jump in the pool on swim days.

Summer Jam is Here Again

May 9, 2011

As always our Summer Jam day camp will include theme weeks, swimming at the YMCA, weekly field trips, library Fridays, pizza Wednesday as well as lots of fun games and crafts.

Situated right on the edge of Little Lake Park we will also spend a portion of every day playing outside taking advantage of the fresh air and sunshine.

Our dates and themes are as follows:

June 29—Let’s Get Camp Started

June 30—Here Comes Canada Day

July 4-8—The 5 Senses

July11-15—Welcome to the Jungle

July 18-22—Magic Mania

July 25-29—Let’s Get Physical

August 2-5—The Green Scene

August 8-12—Water, Water Everywhere

August 15-19—Food Frenzy

August 22-26—Survival of the Funnest

August 29-September 2—Crazy for Crafts

For a more complete daily schedule you can take a look at our Camp Calendar 2011.  If you would like to register your child for camp you can simply download our Registration Form and return it to the museum.  Or you can contact us directly by phone at 705-526-2844 or by email at

Having fun at Summer Jam Day Camp

June 18, 2010

Not only do our counsellors have a lot of experience looking after children, they also know how to have a good time doing it.

This video gave our counsellors Ashley Hern and Dustin Kenney a chance to show kids how much fun it will be coming to camp.  They are energetic, creative people who can’t wait for summer to start.


Ashley Hern



Dustin Kenney


For more information on our camp you can call us at 526-2844, email us at or click the links below for the calendar, info on what to bring to camp and registration forms.

Camp Calendar 2010

Registration Form

What to bring to camp