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 together "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.

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Program Information

Youths 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 $275.00 (plus tax) per participant. This fee is due when you are accepted and is non-refundable.

2022 Dates:

Session 1: June 4, 5, 11, 12, and June 18, 19

Session 2: June 25, 26, 27, and July 2, 3, 4

Session 3: July 16, 17, 18, and July 23, 24, 25

Session 4: August 6, 7, 8, and August 13, 14, 15

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