Waterford Heritage & Agricultural Museum (WHAM)

WHAM – Small Museum, Big Ideas

Campers with their scavenger hunt booklets.

WHAM’s summer camp aims to inspire, educate and challenge participants through fun and creative hands-on learning. Our dedicated and supportive staff and volunteers integrate outdoor play, creative crafts and community involvement into the daily activities. Camp is organized into theme weeks incorporating a variety of topics, guests and field trips.

*Register for a day or an entire week! Online Registration starts Monday, May 15 and operates on a first come, first served basis. 

Camp runs from Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for children 5 to 11 years of age. Cost is $33 per child, per day (subject to change).WHAM also offers Extended Camp Care from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. for an additional $5 per day, per child. Camp days follow a school-based structure with two nutrition breaks.

Raiders of the Lost Artifacts

July 3 - 7
Summer kicks off with a history-themed week! Campers will dig through time to explore how our ancestors and mammals once lived in Norfolk. Learn the tricks of the trade from archaeology, paleontology and conservation with special guests and some amazing hands-on learning.

Fear Factor Week

July 10 - 14
Get your gross-out goggles on for this week! Challenges through food, insect and reptile exploration and outdoor endurance activities will have campers testing their limits. We’ll get our hands dirty in the kitchen and out on Waterford’s incredible Heritage Trails.

WHAM’s Got Talent!

July 17 - 21
Think you have what it takes to see your name in lights? This week we showcase our talents of all kinds through music, creative movement, drama and more! Learn what it takes to be a triple threat in Hollywood North.

Let’s do the Time-warp again!

July 31 – August 4
Hold on to your seats as we fly through time! We’ll visit a different decade every day of the week as we go from the 1920s – 1960s to explore the past. Everything from dance and clothing, to cartoons and sports of yesteryears will have campers walking down memory-lane.

Fun with Food

August 7 – 11

It’s time to put on the aprons and head into the kitchen! This week, campers will explore the world of food. They will learn to how to bake delicious desserts, create their own homemade pizza, and battle it out in WHAM’s annual cookie bake-off.

Around the World

August 14 - 18
Food, glorious food! We’ll indulge in treats from around the world this week as we explore new countries and cultures. Campers will also create their own passports for exploration of their imaginary countries where kids rule the world!

Summer Fiesta!

August 21 - *Thursday, August 24
It’s the end of camp and that means it’s celebration time! Get your bathing suits ready for this week long party. We’ll be revisiting some of our most popular activities from past camp weeks and special projects designed by WHAM’s own Youth Volunteers.

Cancellation Policy

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 five (5) days prior to the start of the program, a full refund, less a $5 administration fee, will be issued. If the request for cancellation is received within five days of the start of the program, a refund will not be issued.


August 25 - 26
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. on Friday, August 25 with pickup at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 26. Cost is $35 per child. Ages 5 -11.

Online Registration open July 5.

For registration, visit ENCORE.

For Registered Particpants:

Please be sure to bring the following labelled items with you:

  • a sleeping bag
  • a pillow
  • pyjamas / slippers
  • toothbrush / toothpaste
  • sweater / outdoor clothing for the evening
  • something to sit on outside (i.e. blanket or folding chair)
  • bug spray
  • flashlight

If desired, you may also bring:

  • an air or foam mattress
  • a marshmallow roaster
  • a favourite sleeping buddy (i.e. a teddy bear)


No electronic games are allowed and cell phones, if required, must remain in backpacks. The museum provides all snacks and supplies related to the planned activities along with a boxed cereal and juice breakfast.

Pick-up between 8:30am and 9:00am

A detailed email will be send to registered participants closer to the event.

Monday, March 13 - Friday, March 17

Experience a fun-filled WHAM March Break with special access to hands-on learning through history, science, art, outdoor adventure, and much more.

Camp runs from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. For youth ages 5 to 11 years. Cost is $33 per child, per day (subject to change). Extended camp care is available from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for an additional $5per child, per day. Camp days follow a school based structure with two nutrition breaks. Youth should come prepared with appropriate outdoor clothing.

Online Registration begins Monday, February 6.