Registration opens March 1, 2021

Looking to get all the excitement of an in-person summer camp from the safety of your own home? The Ancient & Medieval Adventures Camps have got you covered! Taking inspiration from 2020’s online content, this year’s camps will transport kids around the world to explore a wide selection of content from antiquity and the Middle Ages with crafts, games, physical activities, stories, virtual tours, and more.  
Camps will run for 7 weeks from July to August in three-hour online sessions for ages 7 - 8 and 9 - 11. Students will become Greek gods, Roman emperors, artists, soldiers, wizards, and explorers, and will come away with dozens of one-of-a-kind items that they created themselves. With our Camp-in-a-Box format, campers will receive everything they need to take part in all camp activities safely and securely. 

Hungry for more? Extracurricular programming will be provided for each camp via the Ancient & Medieval Adventures Camps WordPress blog. These additional resources will keep kids engaged in discovering the Ancient and Medieval worlds even past the camp’s runtime. 

Want to see what the Ancient & Medieval Adventures Camps have in store for your kids? Check out the tabs below!

We eagerly look forward to “seeing” you all once again this summer. 

April Break Camps

Registration Open Now!

SCI-FI Science Camps, The Diefenbaker Canada Centre, and The Museum of Antiquities are joining forces to take you on a whirlwind tour of our exciting summer opportunities! Check out our April camps below, where kids will have the chance to try out three of the camps being offered this summer. 

Ages 8 - 10

April 6 - 8, 2021
9:00 am - 12:00 pm 

Hop in a time-machine and join us on this special Ancient & Medieval Adventures day camp! In this sample of our summer sessions, your child will learn the secrets of the ancient Egyptian priesthood, the code of the medieval knight, and much more! Take part in an ancient Egyptian funeral procession, harness the powers of the Greek and Roman gods, and learn sword fighting alongside a real knight as you rise through the ranks to become an expert on all things historical. 

If this camp whets your appetite, be sure to check out our Around the Ancient World and Time Travellers camps this summer! 

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Ages 11 - 14

April 6 - 8, 2021
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm 

Dig into the ancient past with this fun and interactive day camp! Take your place as an emerging Egyptologist, archaeologist, or historian as we explore the processes by which historical researchers understand the past. Take part in an Egyptian archaeological dig, unlock ancient messages, and more when you register for this exclusive educational camp! This day will be one for the history books! 

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Summer Camps for Kids Ages 7-8

Magewarts Junior Academy

July 5 – 9 , 2021, August 9 – 13, 2021
*Due to popularity, this camp will be offered twice.* 

Wizards, witches, magic, oh my! The Adventurers will be sorted into their own special Magewarts House once they arrive at our magical online school. During the week, we will make our own wands, mix potions, cast spells, care for magical creatures, and much more! While making our own magic, we will also learn how the people of the past found it in their everyday lives. Though we can't promise that your child will become a real wizard, we can guarantee that this week at the virtual Magewarts Junior Academy will be one thing: marvelous! 

July 5 - 9: 8 spaces left. Register soon!
August 9 - 13: 8 spaces left. Register soon!

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Have you ever wanted to become a sorcerer? So does this young apprentice! Learn the many lessons that the great sorcerer gave to the young apprentice.

Knights, Lords, & Ladies

July 12 – 16, 2021 

Become a member of the Royal Court in this fun and exciting online camp! This week will take the Adventurers on a quest to become the greatest Knights, Lords, and Ladies in the realm. We will learn how to build our own castles, fight off dragons, and build our own armour. Complete with performances of medieval music, a virtual visit from a Knight, and a medieval feast, this week is sure to go down in history! 

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Think you've got what it takes to be a knight? Then you'll need a coat of arms! Watch this video to learn all about medieval heraldry and the key parts of a coat of arms.
Snack time! In this post you’ll learn about medieval feasts and be able to tag along with us as we show you how to make real medieval candy!

Time Travelers

July 19 – 23, 2021 

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 learn about the music, stories, art, and mythology from the distant past in Asia, IrelandPolynesia, and the Americas.  In this action-packed online camp, the Adventurers will stamp their passports, explore virtual tours of ancient cities, hunt for leprechauns, dance the hula, and go on a treasure hunt throughout time! 

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Fun With Pharaohs

July 26 – 30, 2021 

Join us as we discover what it was like to dress, eat, work and play like an ancient Egyptian in this exciting online camp! The Adventurers will have the chance to create their very own Egyptian mummy, write in hieroglyphics, and even go on virtual tours of tombsThe fun will continue as we finish off the week with a virtual hunt for the Pharaoh’s treasure. We will learn how to “Walk Like an Egyptian” as we have Fun with Pharaohs! 

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How did the Pharaohs show their power to both their subjects and their enemies? Find out in this lesson on Ancient Egyptian symbols of power.

Senet 

Are you a fan of board games? The Ancient Egyptians were too! Check out this post to learn all about one of the world's oldest board games and how to play.

Folklore & Fairytales

August 3 – 6, 2021 
*Please note that this camp is running for 4 days due to the holiday* 

Become the creator of your own myths, legends, and fairytales during this enchanting camp for young Adventurers. In this fun online camp, Adventurers will come across some of their favourite fictional characters from classic folklore and maybe meet some new friends. We will write our own fairytales, test our memories as we attempt to gain entrance to a cave full of treasure, and prepare to attend the prince’s royal ball just like Cinderella!  Prepare for a week straight out of a storybook as we find out how our favourite stories really haven’t changed all that much over the last three thousand years!  

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A princess is helped by a mysterious talking frog. Can she help him too?

Frog Prince Craft

Make your own frog prince without having to kiss a real frog!

Tiny Titans

August 16 – 20, 2021 

Journey to the top of Mount Olympus and meet the gods! In this exciting online camp Adventurers will become acquainted with the gods and titans of old. You will learn all about the most exciting ancient Greek myths, hear the timeless stories of the heroes of old, and find out what made each of the gods unique. You will even become an all-powerful being yourself as you craft Promethean fire to help humanity, learn to defeat mythical monsters, and more! Harness your power in this exciting introduction to the famed pantheon of ancient Greece! 

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Read about the Greek hero Odysseus' adventures, as he is met with danger along his journey home to Ithaca.

Athena Colouring Sheet

Try colouring the Museum of Antiquities’ Mourning Athena sculpture for yourself!

Summer Camps for Kids Ages 9-11

Around the Ancient World 

July 5 – 9 , 2021 

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 virtual cultural journey that includes an exploration of music, history, languages, art, and mythology from places like ancient Asia, Polynesia, Africa, and the ancient Near-East. Each stop on this whirlwind tour of the globe will allow the Adventurers to learn how people of the ancient world lived and played. We may not be able to travel, but we can still visit cultures from all over the globe through an exciting combination of virtual tours, lessons, and hands-on activities! 

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Magewarts School of Magic & Science 

July 12 – 16, 2021, August 9 – 13, 2021 
*Due to popularity, this camp will be offered twice* 

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 magic and witchcraft in the past, and find out how they can make magic of their own! We will explore astronomy, make potions, and learn how structures like Stonehenge really came to be in this fun and engaging camp. 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: magnificent! 

July 12 - 16: 7 spaces available. Register soon!
August 9 - 13: 8 spaces available. Register soon!

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Join us for a very special countdown about the top 5 inventions from the ancient world!

Cryptex

Although not technically magic, this little box will certainly keep all of your treasures safe due to the seemingly magical puzzle mechanism!

Tree of Life

July 19 – 23, 2021 

Become a nature expert in this all-new environmental discovery program! In this adventurous online camp, we will explore the ways that the natural world has been important to ancient cultures around the world and throughout time! Adventurers will learn how ancient peoples worked with the natural world around them, discover the medicinal properties of common plants and more as they take part in indoor and outdoor activities and experiments. Grow seeds from paper, put together your own Roman aqueduct, and finish up the week with your very own nature guide to help you on your journey to connect to all things green and growing!  

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Nature Bingo

Calling all explorers! Take this printable bingo sheet with you on walks this spring and summer, or even into your backyard, and see how many species of plants and animals you can find!

Games of the Gods

July 26 – 30, 2021 

This all-new online camp will immerse Adventurers in some of the earliest games and toys ever created! Before we had entertainment like Netflix or games like Minecraft, the ancient world had a multitude of ways to have fun and challenge themselves. Throughout the week we will create our own versions of popular toys from the past and learn about the origins of some of the games that we still play today! You’re sure to be a master of strategy by the end of the week, and you’ll leave with a chest full of activities to teach your friends on a rainy day! 

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Olympics Word Search 

Test your Olympic knowledge with this word search!

Roaming Romans

August 3 – 6, 2021 
*Please note that this camp is running for 4 days due to the holiday* 

In this immersive introduction to ancient Rome, Adventurers will join the ranks of legendary cultural power. We will learn Roman games of strategy, design shields, explore palatial villas, and even become Roman emperors! Adventurers will also step into the shoes of Roman architects and gladiators in order to learn what made Rome the place to be. Learn about life in the world’s most famous Empire in this action-packed week for the ages! 

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Learn all about what bathing was like in Ancient Rome!

Design a Roman Coin

Create your own Roman coin!

Voyages with Vikings 

August 16 – 20, 2021 

Have you ever wanted to learn what it was like to be a great explorer? This week, the Adventurers will learn the ways of the Viking navigators and try out some of their methods for themselvesLearn how to find the sun in any weather using the magical Viking sunstone, read the signs of mystical runes, and discover how the Vikings made it all the way to Canada! With two demonstrations from real life VikingsAdventurers will become Viking warriors and master crafters in this online adventure you don’t want to miss! 

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Nine Men's Morris

Nine Men's Morris is an ancient game that has been around for so long that its origins have been lost to history! Not only did the Vikings play it, but so did the Egyptians and the Romans. Learn more about this game and follow the instructions to play it!

Registration and Fees

Register at: https://ccderegistert.usask.ca/aspnet/Course/?topic=HISTORY

For any questions or concerns regarding the registration process, please contact the CCDE office at 306-966-5539 or email conference.events@usask.ca.

Registration Fees:

April Break Camp: $65.00
Regular Registration Fee: $80.00  
Short Week Fee (August 3 - 6, 2021): $65.00  

Optional Shipping Fee: $20.00 (+GST)
*Please allow for two weeks for your parcel to arrive. A notice with a tracking number will be sent to you once the package has been shipped.*

Refund and Cancellation Policy:

A $25.00 non-refundable fee will be applied if a cancellation is made outside of 30 days prior to the start date of the camp. Cancellation within 30 days of the start date of the camp will result in the Museum of Antiquities retaining $40.00 from the registration fee and the remainder will be refunded. No refund will be given once the camp has started. 

There is a $10.00 non-refundable fee for substituting a camp any time prior to the camp's start date and a change can only be made if there is a spot(s) available in the desired camp(s). 

For information about the camp content provided by the Museum of Antiquities, 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 May 28, 2021. 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 2020.