Throughout the season, Upper Canada Village offers programs that provide youth with 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 a 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 and ends the next Friday afternoon.
How do I know this camp is for me?
Living in the 19th century for a week can be fun, but it also has its challenges. Everyone looks great in period costume, but participants must be comfortable being in the public eye. Campers have a lot of fun, but also need to know when to act according to the protocol of the time. One of the best parts of camp is meeting new friends and experiencing new situations, but it also means almost a week away from home and family. Campers also have to be ready to leave their modern forms of entertainment behind and enjoy the games and activities of long-ago.
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Eligibility and Notification of Acceptance
Campers 9-13 years of age as of June 1st are eligible to apply to be Time Travellers. 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. Successful applicants will be notified by late April 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. Also note that while we make efforts to accommodate dietary requests, we cannot guarantee that all requests can be met.
Round-the-clock supervision and direction are provided by Time Travellers staff and Interpretive staff working in Upper Canada Village.
What to Bring - click here for a helpful list on what to bring to the camp. Clothing, toiletries, bedding, and other items. Also some tips on what NOT to bring to camp.
2019 Fee and Camp Dates
The program fee is $650 (plus tax) per weekper participant 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 Time Travellers camp runs Sunday to Friday:
- June 30 to July 5;
- July 7 to 12;
- July 14 to 19;
- July 21 to 26;
- July 28 to August 2;
- August 4 to 9;
- August 11 to 16;
- August 18 to 23;
- August 25 to 30.
How to Apply
Click below to access form.
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:
Contributions and donations to the Time Traveller Campership Fund are greatly appreciated.