Summer Day Camp & Workshops

The Time Travellers’ Summer Day Camp

It’s the ultimate summer adventure. Spend a week travelling back in time!

Fanshawe Pioneer Village offers a summer day camp experience for children 8-12 years old who will become a part of Fanshawe Pioneer Village life. Children will experience heritage games, create early settler toys and crafts, and discover traditional trades and recipes, all while exploring our historic buildings and their unique history!

Check back in January for 2020’s Summer Camp Dates
For Children Ages 8 to 12

  • Monday - Friday(5 Days) and operates 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • $145.00 per child

  • Payment is due at time of registration and is non-refundable.
  • Payment can be made by Cheque/Credit Card or we can process Debit/Cash in person-only

Summer Day Camp Registration

History + Family Workshops

Join us in 2019 for a new series of Workshops designed for the whole family!

Bring your children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, counsins and friends and discover how things were made in the past together!

  • Workshops are designed for familes with children ages 7 to 14.
  • Tickets includes our unique 2 hour workshop, as well as admission into Fanshawe Pioneer Village that day!

Tickets are available on Eventbrite starting June 1st!

Saturday, July 6, 2019
Hearths & Woodstoves: an Intro to Early Baking

Have you ever been fascinated by how settlers baked and cooked in their homes? During this workshop learn the tips and tricks for baking over an open fire and in a woodstove. With your children learn to bake like a pioneer and take home recipe cards so you can continue to bake together!
Adults $15.00 | Children $12.00 (Capcity: 25 people)

Saturday, August 10, 2019
Discover the Trades: Leather Stamping & Tinsmithing

Becoming a tradesperson, both in the past and today, takes a lot of training and practice. In the 19th century children would often help with the family business and then once they were old enough could become an apprentice. During this workshop, you and your children will create your own keepsake as you become apprentices together to discover the skills needed to work in both the Harness and Tinsmith Shops.
Adults $20.00 | Children $15.00 (Capacity: 20 people)

Sunday, August 25, 2019
Plants in the 19th Century Home: Flower Pressing and Dye Making

Beautiful, well cared for, gardens were a matter of pride during the 19th century. Plants were used for many things within the home, from remedies to cooking. Along with their practical uses, the Victorians loved to fill their homes with floral decorations. Learn how to press flowers and create a pressing as a family, then join us for a walk through the Dye Garden and discover how plants were used to make dyes for fabric!
Adults $15.00 | Children $12.00 (Capacity: 25 people)
Tickets for this workshop includes admission into our Anne of Green Gables Day event on August 25th!

Contact Information

Morgan Shropshall
education@fanshawepioneervillage.ca | call 519-457-1296 ext. 817