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July 2nd, 2019
August 30th, 2019

Summer KidsCamp

All weeks are now full.

Grey Roots KidsCamp is an exciting way to spend your summer! We offer eight exciting weeks of activity-based programs inspired by our collections and visiting exhibits. Our captivating galleries, artefacts, and energetic staff and volunteers guarantee that your camp experience will be something you will remember for the rest of your life! With a different theme each week you are sure to find a program that matches your interests!

KidsCamp Weeks

Reuse, Reduce, Recycle! People from the past up to our modern times have tried to find ways live in partnership with planet Earth. Discuss, build and find new and old ways that you can do the same.

This week is now full.

Hippophobia, arachnophobia, musophobia … which animal gives you the heeby jeebies? Let’s dive into the weird and unusual as we discover the natural world around us. 

This week is now full.

Lumos! Shine some light of the wonderful world of witches and wizards. Go to potions class and learn how to care for magical creatures as you spend the week in the wizarding world.

The desert may look empty and lifeless, but hidden among the dunes and under the sand lives an extraordinary world. Explore how people and animals alike have adapted to survive in the extreme heat of the day and cold of the night in this desert oasis.

This week is now full

Call up your shield wall and prepare for battle as you travel the world and follow in the footsteps of the adventurous Vikings!

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A crocodile has 66 teeth and can reach 6 meters in length. A snake will shed its skin 2 to 4 times a year for as long as it lives. Reptiles are capable of some amazing feats! Spend this week meeting real reptiles and their exploring their habitats!

From the Anishinabek, escaped slaves, and our first European settlers, discover how the County changed through the centuries and decades. Explore the heritage buildings in Moreston Heritage Village as you learn the tricks of the trade to survive as an early settler.

This week is now full.

In the 1950s people believed that we would be driving flying cars, have solar powered machines, and robot butlers. They were right and wrong on many fronts but what do you think will happen in 25 years, 50 years, and 100 years? Find out what others got right and predict what will come next in our future frenzy!

Grey Roots KidsCamp Information

KidsCamp Participants: Ages 5 to 10

Hours: Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with drop off between 8:30 a.m. and 9 a.m., and pick up between 4:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. at no additional charge. Early drop off at 8 a.m. is available at an added cost of $2. Extended care is not available beyond 5 p.m.

Cost of KidsCamp: Per Week: One Participant $125/child; Museum Members $110/child.


  1. Read the Grey Roots KidsCamp Parents’ Handbook
  2. Complete the Online Form
  3. Grey Roots will contact you to complete the registration process. 

If your child requires medication or has allergies, please fill out the Allergies & Medication Form.
Feel free to contact us at with any questions.

  1. Read the Grey Roots KidsCamp Parents’ Handbook
  2. Please complete the Registration Form
  3. Submit your completed registration form by email to or by fax to 519-376-4654 Attn: KidsCamp
  4. Grey Roots will contact you to complete the registration process.

If your child requires medication or has allergies, please fill out the Allergies & Medication Form.
Feel free to contact us at with any questions.

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I wanted to thank the staff of Grey Roots Day Camp for the great experience that they gave my daughter this summer. Jada loved the crafts, fun activities, and learning about the rain forest, Kings and Queens, and about pioneer life.

The staff were friendly, helpful, and energetic. The camp was well organized and the communication was perfect.

Jada said “ I like making the rain maker and growing my bean”. She has not stopped taking about the camp fire. She also said that she liked “playing with friends” and "being with Stacey”.

Thanks again. See you March Break & next summer!

Alicia Rosenburg
August 2017

I would like to submit some positive feedback.

My son is enrolled in the Grey Roots Summer Camp this week for "Vikings Week". He attended last week as well, and had made it very clear to the Camp Counselors that he was "Super Excited" to make Catapults during Viking Week.

First day of Viking Week, my son took ill (not seriously) and had to be picked up early from camp. This also happened to be the same day that the Catapult craft was scheduled for. The staff of the Grey Roots summer camp program went above & beyond by adjusting their scheduled plans for the day so the kids could do the Catapult craft the next day, when my son was back to camp and feeling better, as they knew how much he had been looking forward to it.

To know that the caregivers that your child is spending their day with are so compassionate and caring to offer to do that for my son, showed how dedicated they are to ensuring that all of the kids have great experiences and never leave disappointed while at camp and under their care.

Many, many thanks for making my son's day brighter, and his camp experience memorable. Feeling gratitude and not sharing it is like wrapping Christmas presents and not opening them, so I share my gratitude to you all.

July 2019

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