Senior Youth Interpreters are youth aged 15, 16, and 17 in historical costume at Upper Canada Village and help portray the life and activities of young adults during the 1860s. They have a unique opportunity to develop their "hands-on" historical, interpretive, research and leadership skills as well as knowledge both in their assigned location(s) and by researching "behind-the-scenes" in the Village Library and Archives.

With guidance, Senior Youth Interpreters learn more about and gain additional valuable experience as historical interpreters. They also have the chance to develop their own leadership skills and abilities by assisting with other youth programs on site.

Registration now available for the 2023 season:
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Program Information

Youth 15, 16 or 17 years of age as of June 1st, are eligible to apply to be Senior Youth Interpreters. Successful applicants will be notified at the end of April. The remaining spaces will be filled up to the first day of each session.

Please note that at present, Upper Canada Village does not provide accommodation for Senior Youth Interpreters. It is the parent/guardian’s responsibility to arrange for transportation and/or accommodation for their children. Snacks and lunch are the responsibility of the participant.

The program cost is $285.00 (plus tax) per participant. This fee is due when you are accepted and is non-refundable.

2023 Dates:

Session 1: June 24, 25, 26 & July 1, 2, 3

Session 2: July 22, 23, 24 & July 29, 30, 31

Session 3: August 19, 20, 21 & August 26, 27, 28

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