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Heritage & Culture Museum Summer Adventures In Person Camps REGISTRATION OPENS Wednesday, May 18

Children ages 5-11, join Heritage and Culture for live in-person camp programs taking place throughout July and August at the Port Dover Harbour Museum, Waterford Heritage & Agricultural Museum and the Delhi Tobacco Museum & Heritage Centre.

Summer Camp Dates and Locations

July 4, 5 ,6, 7, 8 Waterford Heritage and Agricultural Museum July 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 Port Dover Harbor Museum July 18, 19, 20, 21, 22 Delhi Tobacco Museum August 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Waterford Heritage and Agricultural Museum August 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 Port Dover Harbor Museum August 22, 23, 24, 25, 26 Delhi Tobacco Museum Camps run from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.  Cost: $30.75 per child, per day. Ages: 5 to 11 years Extended care is available from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for an additional fee of $5 per child, per day. Pre-registration is required. Register online via Encore  or in-person at WHAM. *CANCELLATIONS If there is not enough interest in a specific camp program, the program will be cancelled and those who have registered will receive a full refund. If a cancellation request is received more than three days prior to the start of the program, a full refund, less a $5 administration fee, will be issued. If within three days of the start of the program, a refund will not be issued.
Fingers Crossed - WHAM's famous Night at the Museum may be a go! Who’s afraid of the dark? Not us! Spend the entire night at WHAM during our hugely popular Night at the Museum – it’s the perfect way to end your summer holiday! Participants spend the evening under the stars with campfire adventures and glow-in-the-dark games, stories, and S’mores. Outdoor activities are followed by popcorn and a movie on WHAM’s indoor big screen. A light breakfast is served Saturday morning prior to pickup. Night at the Museum starts at 6:30 p.m.  with pickup at 9:00 a.m. date TBD. Cost is $35 per child. This program is geared at youth ages 5 to 11. Full details, including what campers need to bring, are available by contacting the museum.

Cancelled due to COVID-19

WHAM’s youth volunteers have been a vital part of the success of our camps as well as many other special projects at the museum. Volunteering is a great way to begin to build a resume, earn school volunteer hours, make new friends, and develop leadership skills. We believe that each volunteer can offer something unique to our programs, whether you have a special talent, interest, or just enjoy working with kids. Volunteers will have the opportunity to participate in programming, help plan and implement camp events and activities, help with set-up and cleanup for daily activities, and take part in off-site trips. Our volunteer program is flexible! Volunteers can sign up to come all summer, for a full week at a time, or for a day or two each week throughout the summer; all we ask is that volunteers commit to at least 5 full days (35 hours) of volunteering over the course of a summer. Who can volunteer? The Youth Volunteer Mentorship Program is open to youth ages 13 and older. Returning youth volunteers are eligible to enroll as mentors. Mentors will partner with new participants and have the additional responsibility of planning WHAM’s hugely popular Night at the Museum. Do volunteers need a criminal record check? Volunteers under the age of 18 do not require a criminal records check. Other Requirements: Youth Volunteers are required to complete Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) training. This will be completed during the Youth Volunteer Orientation Day. Please contact the museum for for information regarding registration.