Time Travellers Program - Upper Canada Village
Upper Canada Village
Sunday, July 01, 2012 to Monday, August 27, 2012
Sundays at 3:00 p.m until the next Friday at 2:00 p.m
Throughout the season, Upper Canada Village offers programs that provide youth the opportunity to discover the past through meaningful participation.
Time Travellers are children between the ages of 9 and 13 who spend five nights and six days during the summer months at Upper Canada Village. While at the Village, Time Travellers eat and sleep in one of three 19th century residences. During the day, they dress in period costume assuming the role of an 1860s child. Time Travellers participate in a variety of activity sessions on site and work with artisans such as the blacksmith, tinsmith, printer, dressmaker and weaver. The evenings are filled with recreational activities and new friends. Each session begins on Sunday afternoon at 3:00 p.m. and ends the next Friday at 2:00 p.m.
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Top Ten Reasons for Becoming a Time Traveller
1. Wearing an authentic 1860s costume
2. Playing with piglets and milking the cows
3. Laughing in the night with new friends
4. Going to a one room school and not worrying about passing
5. Working with artisans such as the blacksmith, the tinsmith, the printer, the dressmaker, the weaver
6. Playing the Loyalist game
7. Joining the Band of Promise
8. Learning 1860s songs
9. Trying baseball the very old-fashioned way
10. Riding in a real stagecoach
Participants stay in three 19th century residences. These buildings have been outfitted with period furnishings, but also contain modern washroom and shower facilities. The Blue House and Grey House are partially accessible while the Montgomery House is fully accessible.
Round-the-clock supervision and direction is provided by Time Travellers staff and Interpretive staff working in Upper Canada Village.
Program Fee (2012)
The cost of the program is $560 (plus tax) and is due upon notification that your child has been accepted. Of this amount, $100 is non-refundable. The entire fee is non-refundable on the first day of camp.
How to Apply
To apply, please fill out, sign and send back by mail or fax the Time Travellers Application Form along with accompanying reference letter and written paragraphs.
The Time Traveller Campership Fund provides financial assistance to camp registrants who might not otherwise be able to participate in our camp. Funds are limited and are approved according to documented need on a first come, first served basis. For a campership form or more information on how you can help send a child to camp, please call 1-800-437-2233.
Information is also available online in PDF format.