School Break Camps

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Scroll down for information about our upcoming school break camps, including themes and how to register.

Please note that each of our spring P.A. Day and Discovery After Dark programs have been cancelled as a preventative measure to protect the health and safety of our community due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Anyone who was previously registered in these programs would have been refunded or given an account credit if requested. Check back later to see the status of our fall programs. 

Each of the following camps take place at the Peterborough Museum & Archives, primarily in the multi-purpose classroom. 

P.A. Day Camps

Modeled after our Summer Discovery kids programs, these camps include themed crafts, games, experiments, stories, songs, active play, and more. Led by the same instructor, both morning and afternoon sessions follow the same theme, but are independent camps with their own unique activities. P.A. Day camps at the Museum offer you the flexibility to register for a half day in the morning, afternoon, or both. 

  • For children ages 4 to 11
  • Cost is $20 per half day registration, per child ($40 when registering for both morning and afternoon for a full day)
    • When registering for both the morning and afternoon programs, note that there is a supervised lunch and free-play period from 12 to 1 p.m.

Discovery After Dark

The lights are dimmed, the doors are locked and the galleries are empty – welcome to "Kids Only – Discovery After Dark"! One Saturday evening each month we give kids the opportunity to take over the Museum. Programming includes flashlight scavenger hunts, games in the galleries, themed activities, and an evening snack.

  • For children ages 6 to 11
  • Cost is $20 per child, per program (includes an evening snack)
  • Discovery After Dark programs run from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Registration information and camp administration

 How to register
  • In person at the Peterborough Museum and Archives (300 Hunter Street East, Peterborough, ON)
  • By telephone (Visa, Mastercard, American Express): 705.743.5180
  • Online: with our PerfectMind program registration system. Note that by registering online, a valid credit card is required to complete your transaction and registration.
What to bring
Please ensure your children come to camp prepared with snacks, drinks, water bottle, a lunch (if staying for the day), and weather-appropriate clothing. We promote a nut-free environment. 
 Personal health and information form

The City of Peterborough undertakes to safeguard your child(ren) while participating in the Museum's programs. Each child attending camp must complete and submit a Camper Health and Information Form. We keep this form on file, and you only need to complete it once each year. 

  • Please notify the instructor about any specific health or behavioural concerns you may have regarding your child's participation in camps. The Museum has a protocol for anaphylactic shock, and a parental clearance form is required if your child has suffered a suspected concussion.
 Program withdrawal
 Refund requests are accepted prior to camp start dates and are charged an administration levy of 10% of program fees or $5 minimum. Refunds are not provided once the program starts, unless accompanied by a medical note approved by the program supervisor or Manager designate. Front line teams will refer the request to the program supervisor for approval and will take no action within the event roster or client account.
 Photo waiver
In the course of all program activities, we may take photos and audio and/or visual recordings. We reserve the right to use all photographs and videos of our programs, participants, special events and facilities for promotional purposes. If you would like to waive the use of your child's image, please notify the Instructor at drop-off.