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Camps for kids ages 6 - 7

Play Time in Ancient Times

Have you ever wondered what it was like to be a kid in the ancient world? During this fun and exciting camp, we will explore the daily lives of children in ancient and medieval times. This week will take us all around the globe, as we look at the lives of children from Egypt, Greece, Rome, and the Middle Ages! Get ready to make your own toys and board games, and come join us while we have fun kidding around in the ancient world!


Fun With Pharaohs

Join us as we discover what it was like to dress, eat and work like an Ancient Egyptian in this exciting camp! The Adventurers will have the chance to create their very own Egyptian mummy, ancient musical instruments, and even build a gigantic Egyptian pyramid. The fun will continue as we finish off the week with a hunt for the Pharaoh’s treasure. We will learn how to “Walk Like an Egyptian” as we have Fun with Pharaohs!


Magewarts Junior Academy

Wizards, witches, magic, oh my! We are now offering a companion to our popular Magewarts School of Magic and Science camp. The Adventurers will have the chance to be sorted into their own special Magewarts House. We will learn about how the people of the ancient world found magic in their everyday lives. During the week, we will make our own wands, mix potions, cast spells, and much more! While we can't promise that your child will become a real wizard, we can guarantee that this week at the Magewarts Junior Academy will be one thing: magical!


Time Travelers

Get ready to travel throughout the ancient world! This camp will take us throughout history as we visit cultures from around the world. The Adventurers will get to meet some of their favorite historical figures as we learn about the music, stories, art, and mythology from places all across the globe. Throughout the week, the Adventurers will get to build a time machine and go on a treasure hunt throughout time! We will be exploring places like ancient Japan, China, Korea, India, Polynesia, South and Central America, and Africa.


Folklore & Fairytales

Learn all about the folk tales and fantastical stories from around the world during our Folklore & Fairytales camp. We will be exploring the myths from ancient Greece and Rome, and the fairytales of the Middle Ages. Visits from mythological characters, a quest to save a princess, and manuscript making, this week is one for the books! Become the creator of your own myths, legends, and fairytales during this enchanting camp for young Adventurers.


Tiny Titans

Before there were the Greek gods of Olympus, the Titans ruled the earth! This brand new camp will take the young Adventurers on a journey through Greek mythology. We will make our own Cyclops eye, build our own Greek temples, and go on a hunt to find the Golden Apple.  From Gaia and Kronos to Zeus and Achilles, explore the Golden Age of the Titans, the Age of Olympians, and finally the Age of Heroes through stories, crafts, and activities that will excite the imagination!


Knights, Lords, & Ladies

Become a member of the Royal Court! This week will take the Adventurers on a quest to become the best Knights, Lords, and Ladies in the realm. During the week, we will learn how to build our own castles, fight off dragons, and create marshmallow catapults. Complete with live sword-fighting demonstrations, a visit from a Knight, and a hunt for the King’s treasure, this week is sure to go down in history!


Camps for kids ages 8 - 10

Magewarts Magical Creatures

Has your child ever daydreamed about the fantastic beasts to be found in the ancient and Wizarding worlds? In this brand new camp, the Adventurers will become Magizoologists and learn the craft of studying magical creatures from antiquity. They will go on a journey with fairies through the dense forests of Scotland, follow the rivers of Japan in search of the kappa, and ride through the North American Great Plains following the legendary thunderbirds. The Adventurers will learn about the history of many different magical creatures throughout the world, and who knows, maybe they will discover one themselves!


Around the Ancient World

Make sure to grab your passport! This week will take the Adventurers on a fun and exciting trip around the ancient world! The Adventurers will embark on a cultural journey that includes an exploration of music, history, languages, art, and mythology from all across the globe. We will be exploring places like ancient Japan, China, Korea, Russia, Romania, India, Polynesia, South and Central America, and Africa. This is a week that you won’t want to miss!


From Temples to Tombs

Marvel at the amazing architecture and culture of ancient temples and tombs in this exciting new camp! We will explore the architecture from the Near East, Egypt, and beyond! The Adventurers will learn how the ancient Egyptians built the pyramids and why the Romans worshipped their gods in temples. Design a temple, create a hanging garden, build a pyramid, mummify a cat (a plush one of course!), and take part in the temple games.


Camp Olympia: Games of the Gods

For our more adventurous campers, we are now offering a camp that lets your child participate in a week long Olympics! Join us as we learn the games of the gods from all around the globe. We will show off our skills as we play the Viking throwing game Kubb! The Adventurers will race to victory as we learn about the history of the Olympics, and we try our hand at discus, footraces, long jump, and more! At Camp Olympia, everyone is a winner!


Keeping a Castle

Hear ye! Hear ye! It hath been decreed by the Museum of Antiquities that the boys and girls, henceforth known as ‘Adventurers’, are invited to live in a castle for one week!  During this exciting new camp the Adventurers will learn how to defend their castle against a Viking siege, what it was like to eat and live in a medieval household, and find out for themselves: how many people did it take to run a castle?


Legendary Legions

Become a centurion in a Roman legion in this legendary new camp! We will play games of strategy against our fellow Adventurers. Design shields, learn how to make a shield wall, and enroll in gladiator school. Learn the history of Rome’s most famous legions in this action-packed week that will be sure to go down in history!


Old World Apprentices

Come and train as an Old World Apprentice! This week the Adventurers will train to become a master of the ancient sciences. We will learn all about how the ancient world worked through astronomy, alchemy, medicine, and more! Be prepared to learn how to make your own medieval potions, and learn all about the constellations and stars in the night sky. We will also take a look at some of the architectural wonders of the ancient world, like the ancient pyramids of Egypt and the aqueducts of Rome. This camp is perfect for scientists and builders alike!



 

Camps for kids ages 11 - 13

Magewarts School of Magic and Science

Open to witches, wizards, and muggles alike! Has your child ever wanted to experience the wonders of the Wizarding World? Are they interested in the science behind the magic? The Adventurers will learn all about how the people in ancient times viewed magic and witchcraft. We will explore astronomy, medical plants, mythological animals, and more in this fun and engaging camp. This week will provide all that with fun activities like making your own wand, mixing potions, casting spells, making pigments, and more! While we can't promise that your child will become a real wizard, we can guarantee that this week at the Magewarts School of Magic and Science will be one thing: magical!


Raiders of the Lost Artifact

We will dig into the ancient past with this fun and interactive camp! The Adventurers will get the chance to learn what it means to be an archaeologist from the Museum professionals. We will learn about the tools and techniques used to uncover ancient civilizations. The Adventurers will get a chance to make their own frescos and beautiful pottery. We will even search for buried artifacts underwater! This week will be one for the history books!


Voyages with Vikings

Come and set sail with us as we head out on a voyage with Vikings! This week, the Adventurers will be embarking on a fantastical journey to learn all about Norse mythology and daily life. Make a "Hnefetafal" game board, weave a belt, paint your own shields, and learn about famous Viking explorers. We will even receive training from real Vikings, who will help us become true Viking Warriors! Join in on some old-fashioned Viking fun and have a roaring good time!


Ancient Artists

What do Donatello, Raphael, Leonardo, and Michelangelo all have in common? Other than being pizza-loving reptiles with cool fighting abilities, they are the names of famous Renaissance artists! This exciting new camp will enhance the Adventurers artistic skills in a fun and engaging way! Learn how to paint like Michelangelo, sculpt like Praxiteles, and invent like Da Vinci in this four day camp. While it may be a short week, we can guarantee the Adventurers are in for a creative experience!


More Information

Camp dates, early bird and regular registration dates, and fees will be posted in early 2020.

For more information, please call us at 306-966-7818 or email us at museum_antiquities@usask.ca

Museum of Antiquities, University of Saskatchewan
Room 116 Peter Mackinnon Building
107 Administration Place
Saskatoon, SK  S7N 5A2

Funding Opportunities

Funding opportunities are available through Creative Kids. Creative Kids provides funding for Saskatchewan children and youth to participate in creative activities such as art, music, dance, theatre, and culture.

Creative Kids funding is:

  • based on a family’s financial need
  • open to Saskatchewan residents
  • available for children ages 4 to 19
  • for activities that are primarily artistic and/or cultural

Families may apply for up to $750 per child for the length of their activity. Creative Kids may provide up to $750 for a child’s activity. If an application is funded, Creative Kids pays the instructor or service provider directly.

The next application deadline for summer activities is June 7, 2019. Check out their website for more information: https://www.creativekidssask.ca/our-programs

Sponsors

The Museum of Antiquities and the Ancient & Medieval Adventures Camp would like to extend their sincere gratitude to all of the individuals and organizations for their contributions to our programs.

Special thanks to the Community Initiatives Fund for providing us with funding for the Summer of 2019.