Golden Museum moving forward with summer camps

The camps will bring kids back to the past for an educational and fun experience

Golden Museum camps are back for another summer of fun. (Golden Museum and Archives photo)

The Golden Museum will offer summer programs for youth ages six to 12 starting July 13.

“We have modified our camp policies to meet provincial guidelines and are confident we can keep the risks low while still delivering an active, fun filled camp experience,” said Colleen Palumbo, museum and archives manager, in a statement on behalf of the museum.

This year’s theme for the camp will be Time Travelers, with each day of the week spent exploring a different era of history.

On day one of the camp, participants will travel back in time to meet pirates and learn about what they ate, how they made money and the cost of things.

They will also play games, including an Escape Room, developed by a teacher to help keep their math and problem solving skills honed in a fun and rewarding way. By following clues and solving problems, campers will eventually be led to the hidden pirate “booty.”

The second day will be dedicated to learning about ancient Rome. Kids will learn about gods, heroes and monsters, gladiators and chariot racing and Roman style art.

They may even walk away having learned some Latin, which is a great way to boost advanced English vocabulary, says Palumbo.

Day three is all about the Greeks. What happened when a Greek hero didn’t listen to an oracle? What heroic tasks made Hercules a hero? What is the story behind the Olympic Games? Campers will learn all of this and more as they explore ancient Greece.

On the fourth day it’s time for the Roaring Twenties, the time of flappers, gangsters, jazz music and prohibition.

The First World War is over, the economy is booming and new technology is abound.

Somewhere in Europe, artist Pablo Picasso is having a neoclassical moment.

After all that excitement, the fifth day is dedicated to catching some rays. Campers can play and be the active kids they are in a day full of movement and creativity, before taking some time to hang loose with some yoga and journaling. In true Hippy fashion, they’ll tie -dye some t-shirts to take home.

There are spots available in the weeks of July 13, July 27, Aug. 10, Aug. 17, and Aug. 24.

The camps run Monday to Friday with drop-off at 9:45 a.m. and pick-up at 4 p.m. Camp fees are $125 a week per child.

Contact Brittany at the Golden Museum, 250-344-5169 or museum.golden@gmail.com, for more information.

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