It is with great disappointment the we, the staff and volunteers of the Museum of Antiquities, make the difficult decision of cancelling our summer camp program this year. In light of COVID 19, we have considered all options and have had many discussions with our U of S colleagues, and we feel that it is in the best interests of everyone's safety and well-being that we cancel the camps.
In an effort to keep our camps going in some form, we are pleased to bring to you and your children some of our famous Ancient & Medieval Adventures Camp programming online free of charge. The new web site for this content can be found at https://artsandscience.usask.ca/antiquities/ancient-medieval-adventures-online/. If you would like to receive notifications of when new activities have been posted, please visit, like, and follow our Ancient & Medieval Adventures page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AncientMedievalAdventures/

On behalf of the Museum of Antiquities and the Ancient & Medieval Adventures Camp staff and volunteers, we sincerely thank you for your interest in and support of our children’s summer programs and we hope you will keep in touch with us in the coming year via our web site and Facebook pages. We eagerly look forward to seeing you and your kids next summer and we wish you all health and well-being for many years to come.

Camps for kids ages 6 - 7

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Knights, Lords, & Ladies

July 6-10

CANCELLED

Become a member of the Royal Court! 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 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!


Magewarts Junior AcademyRegister for this camp

July 13-17, August 4-7* (Short Week), August 17-21

CANCELLED

Wizards, witches, magic, oh my! The Adventurers will be sorted into their own special Magewarts House once they arrive at our magical school. During the week, we will make our own wands, mix potions, cast spells, and much more! While making our own magic, we will also learn how the people of the past found magic 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 Magewarts Junior Academy will be one thing: magical!


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Time Travelers

July 20-24

CANCELLED

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 the distant past in Asia, Polynesia, Africa, and the Americas. In this action-packed week, the Adventurers will get to build a time machine and go on a treasure hunt throughout time! This is sure to be a thrilling week as we journey back in time to explore the world!


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Fun With Pharaohs

July 27-31

CANCELLED

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!


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Play Time in Ancient Times

August 10-14

CANCELLED

Have you ever wondered what it was like to grow up 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!


 

Camps for kids ages 8 - 10

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Magewarts Magical Creatures

July 6-10, July 27-31, August 10-14

CANCELLED

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 might even discover one themselves!


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Around the Ancient World

July 6-10

CANCELLED

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 places like ancient Asia, Polynesia, Africa, and the Americas. Each stop on this whirlwind tour of the globe will allow the Adventurers to learn, hands-on, how people of the Ancient world lived and played. This is a week that you won’t want to miss!


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Keeping a Castle

July 13-17

CANCELLED

Hear ye! Hear ye! It hath been decreed by the Museum of Antiquities that the Adventurers are invited to live in a castle for one week! During this exciting 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?


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From Temples to Tombs

July 20-24

CANCELLED

Join us as we marvel at the most amazing architecture of ancient temples and tombs, and get to know the cultures that created them! We will explore 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. Adventurers will have the chance to design a temple, create a hanging garden, build a pyramid, mummify a cat (a plush one of course!), and take part in temple games.


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Tree of Life

July 27-31

CANCELLED

In this new camp, Adventurers will have the opportunity to learn about how ancient peoples from around the world lived and interacted with nature. In this camp, kids will explore Tree of Life and Mother Earth stories that transcend many cultures including Norse, Mesopotamia and First Nations in the Canadian Prairies! Adventurers will also learn how ancient peoples farmed, composted, and cared for the world around them. Fun activities, such as starting your own seedling and learning about the properties of various native plants around campus will get the Adventurers thinking about the land that we live on and how to be a good steward of the Earth in the future!


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Roaming Romans

August 4-7* (Short Week)

CANCELLED

In this immersive introduction to Ancient Rome, Adventurers will join the ranks of legendary Roman Emperors. We will learn Roman games of strategy, design shields, explore palatial villas, and enroll in gladiator school! Adventurers will also venture out into the provinces to discover what life was like outside the city gates, by visiting Hadrian’s Wall, the Aqueducts of Leon, and Constantinople. Learn about life in the world’s most famous Empire in this action-packed week that is sure to go down in history!


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Voyages with Vikings

August 4-7* (Short Week)

CANCELLED

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 who ventured to new and faraway lands, like Canada! 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!


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Camp Olympia: Games of the Gods

August 17-21

CANCELLED

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 discover the ins and outs of the games of the gods. 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! Campers will also venture outside the Mediterranean world to try their hand at the Viking throwing game Kubb, or the Celtic sheaf toss. At Camp Olympia, everyone is a winner


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Old World Apprentices

August 17-21

CANCELLED

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

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Raiders of the Lost Artifact

July 13-17

CANCELLED

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, not just Indiana Jones! We will learn about the tools and techniques used to uncover ancient civilizations. The Adventurers will get a chance to make their own frescoes and beautiful pottery. We will even search for buried artifacts underwater! This week will be one for the archaeological records!


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Magewarts School of Magic and Science

July 20-24, August 10-14

CANCELLED

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, potions, medical plants, mythological animals, and more 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: magical!

 

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.

 

Early-bird registration dates: March 2-20, 2020

Early-bird registration fee: $250.00 for all weeks except for short weeks* which are $215.00

Regular registration fee: $265.00 for all weeks except for short weeks* which are $215.00

Extended care fee: $35.00 per week per child. This allows for dropoff at 8am and pickup at 5pm. Otherwise, regular pickup and dropoff times are 9am and 4pm.

 

Cancellation policy:

A $50 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 $100.00 from the registration fee and the remainder will be refunded. No refund will be given once the camp has started.

There is a $25.00 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 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.