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 9-12 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!

Summer Day Camp for Ages 9 to 12

Monday, July 30 - Friday, August 3, 2018–Now Full!

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

  • Payment can be processed by VISA/Mastercard/Debit, Exact cash or cheque.

Summer Day Camp Registration

Children’s Summer Workshop Days

New 2018 Themed Full Day Workshops! (Ages 6-12)

Come join us for the day! These new workshops will provide children the opportunity to learn about the unique and fun parts of 19th century life. Children will participate in themed activities, play early settler games and create crafts all while exploring Fanshawe Pioneer Village! Each workshop explores a different theme and gives children the opportunity to live life as a pioneer for the day.

  • Each workshops run from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (1 Day Each)

Workshop Registration

  • Registration opens May 4, 2018
  • Must register in advance. Space is limited.
  • $30 per child

  • Payment is due at time of registration and is non-refundable. Payment can be processed by VISA/Mastercard/Debit, Exact cash or cheque.

To register please fill in the following forms and email to

Wednesday, August 8, 2018
“How to Survive in the 1800s- Food, Farming, and Fun!”

Have you ever wondered what life was like for children in the 1800s? Children had responsibilities from a young age- from helping in the gardens to working in the farm yard and by helping cook! All of this hard work paid off at the end of the day. When their chores were done it was then time for fun and games.

Join us for this exciting workshop that will compare life in the early log house and the 1890s farm house. Help with farm chores, work in the garden, and bake something delicious! During the day children will also get to play some of our favourite 19th century games.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018
“How to be a Pioneer Fashionista- Fun with Fibers, and Clothing!”

Whether you were promenading through town, attending community meetings or dancing the night away, dressing your best and keeping up with the ever changing styles of the 19th century was important! In order to look your best you had to be skilled because making your own clothes was not only practical, but a sense of pride.

Come explore the world of fibres, textiles and clothing! If you have ever wondered how your clothes were made then join us for this workshop to see how the pioneers did it. Children will learn how to make and dye yarn, weave material and dress like a proper pioneer. Once they’ve learned these skills they will help with the laundry and then join us for a proper social in the park!

Contact Information

Morgan Shropshall | call 519-457-1296 ext. 817

Summer Day Camp