Hands-On Heritage Summer Day Camp
July 16 to August 10,
Kingston’s rich and varied heritage sites provide
exciting settings for a unique summer camp for eight-to-twelve-year-olds.
The Educators’ Group of the Kingston Association
of Museums, Art Galleries and Historic Sites is collaborating
for the sixth year on its Hands-On Heritage program.
Children register for one week and visit at least
six different museums over the five days. Bellevue
House National Historic Site acts as both the drop-off
and pick-up site, and provides before-and-after-camp
care for those who book it.
Campers will learn the ways of the water at the
Marine Museum of the Great Lakes, make art at the
Agnes Etherington Art Centre, investigate strange
remedies of the past at the Museum of Health Care,
explore the world of communications at the Communications
and Electronics Museum, enjoy heritage games and
crafts at Bellevue House National Historic Site,
experience the Loyalist way of life at Fairfield
House and Park, work like an archaeologist at the
Kingston Archaeological Centre, and make fossil casts
at the Miller Museum of Geology. A new site this
year, the Pump House Steam Museum, brings campers
into the world of vintage technology.
Professional staff at each site design the education
programs, many of which are versions of those offered
year-round for schools and other community groups.
The educators have adapted these programs to suit
this unique collaboration that nurtures respect for
the city’s cultural heritage through creativity
For more information please call Bellevue House
National Historic Site at 613.545.8666.
THE SECOND ANNUAL
“SAIL AWAY ON FATHER’S
THE MARINE MUSEUM
JUNE 16TH AND 17TH
BRIGANTINE ST.LAWRENCE II
TOURS OF KINGSTON’S
TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE AND
ARE $35 PER PERSON OR $100 FOR A FAMILY OF 4. PROCEEDS
TICKET SALES SUPPORT THE MARINE MUSEUM AND THE
ST. LAWRNCE II. EACH SAIL IS 2 HOURS IN LENGTH.
PLEASE CONTACT THE MUSEUM AT 613-542-2261 FOR MORE
INFORMATION AND TO PURCHASE TICKETS. SOME SAILING
TIMES ARE ALREADY FULLY BOOKED SO CALL TODAY TO RESERVE
YOUR SPOT ON BOARD.
KINGSTON’S Marine Museum collects and presents
the maritime history of the Great Lakes. The Museum
and the Museum Ship Alexander Henry are open for
self guided tours 7 DAYS A WEEK from 10 am to 4 pM.
The Museum is located at 55 Ontario Street; REGULAR
Admission is $6.50 for adults, $6 for students and
seniors and $12.50 for a family.