Summer Day Camps

Give your children a special treat this summer as they travel back in time to the turn of the last century. Participants dress in historic clothing and become part of life in our 1914 living history village. 

Children perform farm and household chores, assist a tradesman with his work, play 1914 games, go fishing by the covered bridge, and picnic on the village green.

How to register

Registration for summer camps will take place exclusively on Eventbrite.  Unfortunately, registration cannot be completed over the phone or in person. 

  • You can register up to five campers in one purchase
  • Once the items have been added to your cart, you’ll have 25 minutes to complete the purchase
  • Registration date for members of Region of Waterloo Museums will be announced in the Spring. Please check back.
    • To access registration, please have your 8-digit membership number ready (found under the bar code on the back of the card).  This code can be entered as the access code
    • Memberships may be purchased before registration, either in person or by calling 519-748-1914. Membership sales cannot be completed online.
  • Registration date for non-members of Region of Waterloo Museums will be announced in the Spring. Please check back.

Adventures in Time Summer Day Camps  

Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum's popular day camps are back for another summer! Children and youth will go back to 1914 as they help with farm and household chores; apprentice with one of our tradespeople; play 1914 games; go fishing by the covered bridge; and attend a picnic on the village green - all in 1914 appropriate costumes (costumes are provided). Please note that camps run from Tuesday to Friday. Drop off-time is 9:30 a.m. and pick up time is 4 p.m. Before/After camp care is not available. Children may participate for one week only. Space is limited. $185 per camper. No cancellations or refunds. 

2020 Adventures in Time Day Camp Ages and Dates will be coming soon.

Junior Interpreter Day Camp 

Join us at Doon Heritage Village for camp with leadership experiences. Teens will learn new skills while helping out in several of our historic buildings. This unique, costumed experience (costumes are provided) is filled with presentations, hands-on learning and outdoor fun!  Ideal for kids interested in history, preparing for future jobs or simply seeking a unique summer camp experience. Please note that camp runs from Monday to Friday. Drop off-time is 9:30 a.m. and pick up time is 4 p.m. Before/After camp care is not available. Space is limited. $210 per camper. No cancellations or refunds. 

2020 Junior Interpreter Day Camp Ages and Dates will be coming soon.

For more information about our day camps please contact Michael Van Huisseling, Education Coordinator at 519-748-1914 ext 3269.

Please check availability of summer day camps offered at our sister site, Schneider Haus, for other options.