Wildcard Wednesdays

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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!

Ages

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. Alternatively, our Summer Discovery camps are offered for children ages 7 to 11, but are a week-long commitment.

Wildcard Wednesday themes for 2020

Wednesdays, July 8, 15, 22: Junior Curator Program Session #1

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! 

  • Code: 14021
  • Early Bird codes: 
    • Wednesday July 8: 13939
    • Wednesday, July 15: 13944
    • Wednesday, July 22: 13951

Wednesdays, August 5, 12, 19: Junior Curator Program Session #2

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!

  • Code: 14022
  • Early Bird codes:
    • Wednesday, August 5: 13961
    • Wednesday, August 12: 13969
    • Wednesday, August 19: 13975

Parents are welcome to register for the Junior Curator Program Session #1 or Session #2 or both! While the theme of exhibit curation is the same, the activities offered for each session will differ. You do not have to participate in Session #1 in order to register for Session #2. 

Camp details

Times

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

Drop off and pick up will be located within the Heritage Pavilion, just north of the main Museum building.

  • Drop off: between 8:30 to 9 a.m. 
  • Pick up: between 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • 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

Cost

  • $150 per child, per session

Location

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.

Registration

  • 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. To navigate the system quickly, be sure to search using the course codes provided in the camp descriptions. 

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 Camper Health and Information 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 Wildcard Wednesday. The museum has a protocol for anaphylactic shock and a parental clearance form is required if your child has suffered a suspected concussion.

Photos

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.

Refunds

Prior to June 15 of each year, City of Peterborough summer camp refund requests are accepted prior to camp start dates and are charged an administration levy of 10% of program fee, 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.

After June 15, refund requests will be accepted up to 14 calendar days prior to the camp start date and are subject to a 25% administration fee for each occurrence or event registration as applicable. Refunds will not be provided if the request is received less then 14 calendar days prior to camp start date. If the refund request does not meet the required timeline, no refund will be provided (unless the request is accompanied by medical documentation, in which case a 10% administration fee, or $5 minimum will be applied).