Wildcard Wednesdays (Ages 7 to 11)

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In the summer, Wednesdays are wild at the Peterborough Museum & Archives! New in 2020, our Wildcard Wednesday program has evolved into an immersive, enriched, museum-focused program for kids! Wildcard Wednesdays are no longer single-day camps. Instead, campers are committed to three consecutive Wednesdays of camps that will teach them what happens behind the scenes at the Museum when planning and creating an exhibition!


Wildcard Wednesday camps are for children ages 8 to 12.

If you are looking for camps for younger children, check out our Junior Summer Discovery camps for children ages 4 to 6.

Wildcard Wednesday themes for 2020

Wednesdays, July 8, 15, 22: Junior Curator Program Session #1 - course code: 14021

Immerse yourself in the skills and training of a Museum Curator. We’ll be handling artifacts, designing exhibits, and exploring the PMA’s own collection. If you've ever wondered what happens behind the scenes at a museum, this camp provides you with a hands-on opportunity to explore the thousands of items housed at the PMA, and to curate your own exhibit for the public to see! 

Wednesdays, August 5, 12, 19: Junior Curator Program Session #2 - course code: 14022

Please note that the Wildcard Wednesday Junior Curator Program #2 will be much of the same programming as in Session #1. See above for details.

Camp details


Our camp programs run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Drop off: between 8:30 to 9 a.m. 
  • Pick up: between 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Drop off and pick up will be located within the Heritage Pavilion.
  • Early bird program (optional): 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at a cost of $5.00 per day. Please note that this is only for children in a camp program at the Peterborough Museum and Archives


  • $150 per session


Wildcard Wednesday is primarily located in the large, air-conditioned, barrier-free Curatorial Centre on our grounds. Activities associated with our camp may also take place in the beautiful Heritage Pavilion, the galleries and on our child-friendly grounds, including our accessible playground structure.


  • In person at the Peterborough Museum and Archives
  • By telephone (Visa, MasterCard, American Express): 705-743-5180
  • Online: with our new PerfectMind program registration system, you can now create your own account and register for camps from the comfort of home. 

What to bring

Please ensure your children come to camp prepared with snacks, drinks, water bottle, a lunch, and weather-appropriate clothing. We promote a nut-free environment.

Personal health form

Each child attending camp must complete and submit a personal health form. We keep this form on file and you only need to complete it once a year. Be sure to submit your health form on or before the first day of camp.

Health concerns

Please notify the instructor about any health or behavioural concerns you may have regarding your child's participation in Junior Summer Discovery. The museum has a protocol for anaphylactic shock and a parental clearance form is required if your child has suffered a suspected concussion.


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.


You must request a refund at least 5 business days prior to the start of the program and you will pay an administration fee of 10% or a minimum of $5. We will not permit any refunds once the program has started.