School Break Camps

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Registration for June PA Days will open on Monday, May 9th at 9:00 am. 

Click here to register online 

Upcoming PA Day Discovery Camps

  • For ages 4 to 11
  • Cost is $50 per participant
  • PMA Personal Health and Information Form must be filled out for each participant prior to the start of their registered program, and will not be admitted unless completed. 
  • Camp programs run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Registration for June PA Day Discovery Camps opens May 9 at 9 a.m. 

Thursday, June 30 - Summer Kick Off! 

Summer is finally here! Kick off your summer vacation on the hill as we celebrate everything the season brings. Fun in the sun will be the theme as we craft, play and discover the outdoors.

Registration information and program administration

 How to register
  • In person at the Peterborough Museum and Archives (300 Hunter St. E., 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.
Health and Safety

To ensure the safety and health of our participants and staff:

  • Program staff are fully vaccinated and have completed First Aid and program training prior to program start.
  • Scheduled hand washing, washroom access, and hand sanitizer will be available throughout the day. 

In order for this program to be successful, participants and families are asked to adhere to the following procedures and guidelines:

  • We recommend that participants self screen at home prior to attending the program using the online school screening tool 
  • If you child is feeling unwell or does not pass the screening, please do not attend and call the Museum at 705-743-5180 to notify us of your absence.
  • The participant and family members will be required to follow the health and safety and hygiene protocols of the program on a daily basis and compliance will be mandatory.

Sign-in and sign-out for PA Day Camp 

Program sign-in and sign-out is located in the back entrance of the Museum. The driveway to enter the back parking lot is on the left hand side of Museum Drive. 

  • In order to maintain site requirements, parents or family members will not have access to the program site and will be restricted to the drop-off and pick-up location in the back entrance of the Museum. 
  • Adults are required to sign their children into the program upon arrival in the morning, where  daily screening will need to be verified.
  • Sign-in begins at 8:45 a.m. daily. Supervision will not be provided before 8:45 a.m.
  • Sign-out is available until 4:15 p.m. daily. Supervision will not be provided after 4:15 p.m. Participants who are not picked up by 4:15 will be penalized, as after care is not provided.
  • Adults are required to sign their children out of the program daily.
  • Late sign-in or early sign-out: as parents/family members do not have access to the program site, please call the Peterborough Museum & Archives at 705-743-5180 to inform the program supervisor of your arrival. A program staff member will then meet you in the parking lot to complete entry screening, or to walk child out for sign-out. 

Please have the same adult complete drop-off and pick-up for the duration of the program where possible.

Please plan ahead for a screening and attendance or end-of-day release lineup on a daily basis. Maintaining physical distancing within these lineups is required.

What to bring
Please ensure your children come to programs prepared with water bottle and weather-appropriate clothing as well as snacks and lunch if participating in a day camp. 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 PMA Personal 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 programs. 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.

  • Should a program be cancelled due to public health recommendations all participants will receive a full refund. 
 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.