Time Travellers Try-a-Camp

Historical Discovery Camp for Boys and Girls ages 8 – 11

This 3-day version of the Time Travellers Camp is geared to children whose families are looking for a shorter camp experience. Each session begins Friday afternoon at 4 p.m. and ends Sunday at 2 p.m.

Do you have a child who is interested in overnight camps but doesn’t want to be away from home for a whole week? The Time Travellers Try-a-Camp is an ideal introduction to the residential camp experience.

Just like Time Travellers, campers wear an authentic 1860s costume and take on the role of a child in a 19th century community. They participate in a variety of activities such as blacksmithing, broom making, cooking over the open hearth, feeding livestock, milking cows, wool processing, sketching, leatherwork, singing and others. Group activities allow campers to explore Upper Canada Village in the evening and get to know one another by playing 1860s games and sports.

Eligibility and Notification of Acceptance

The program is open to boys and girls aged 8 to 11 as of June 1, 2016. Participation is limited to a maximum of 20 campers per session. Applications are reviewed to ensure they are complete, and that applicants meet the eligibility criteria. All criteria being met, campers are selected and assigned on a first-come first-served basis. This review takes place in late April, and successful applicants will be notified at the beginning of May each year. They will receive a confirmation letter, a "what to bring" list, and a health history form.


Participants stay in one of our 19th century residences. These buildings have been outfitted with period furnishings, but also contain modern washroom and shower facilities.


Round-the-clock supervision and direction is provided by camp staff and interpretive staff working in Upper Canada Village.

2016 Program Fee and Dates

The cost of the program is $280 (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.

The camp runs from Friday at 4 p.m. to Sunday at 2 p.m.:

July 15 to 17
July 22 to 24
July 29 to 31 and
August 19 to 21

How to Apply

To apply, please fill out, sign and send back by mail or fax the Time Travellers Try-a-Camp Application Form along with accompanying reference letter and written paragraphs.

Upper Canada Village

13740 County Road 2
Morrisburg, ON, K0C 1X0
Tel: 1-800-437-2233 or 613-543-4328

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