2020 Summer Camps
- Camp in a Box -
The Sharon Temple National Historic Site and Museum, the Town of East Gwillimbury and the East Gwillimbury Public Library are committed to offering fun, safe and educational Summer Camps for youth between the ages of 6 and 12. In an effort to comply with the current Municipal, Provincial and Federal mandates surrounding COVID-19 and to limit the spread of illness, we have made the decision to cancel our in-person Summer Camps for 2020.
In an effort to still offer engaging programs and activities, our Camps are coming to YOU! Our Camp Staff have been hard at work developing "Camp in a Box", creating instructional videos and Camp programming that can be completed at home.
By registering your Camper for Camp in a Box, they will have access to instructions and supplies for 15 activities per week (3 activities per day), along with bonus activities like colouring pages and word searches. Each week will also feature 3 instructional videos created by our Camp Staff. Please note that there are only enough supplies provided in the Camp Boxes for one (1) Camper. Our Camp Staff are also dedicated to ensuring a well-rounded Camp experience and will be holding "Check-In" sessions with our Campers throughout the week via Zoom meetings. Programs are recommended for Campers aged 6 - 12.
Each week boxes with new themes will be made available for Pick Up at Sharon Temple National Historic Site and Museum (18974 Leslie Street, Sharon, ON L0G 1V0) at 12:00 pm on the Friday before Camp. Click the image below to order your Camp Box. Camp Staff will then use the email address provided at the time of your order and contact the individual who placed the order to collect information about the camper(s) (name, age, etc.).
Camp Themes & Dates
Nature Detectives - $60.00 per Camp Box
Monday, July 6 - Friday, July 10 (Camp Box Pick Up on Friday, July 3)
Bugs, plants and trees - oh my! Does your camper love to play and explore the outdoors? Then this camp is for them! Inspired by the 4.5 acres of land that surround the Sharon Temple, campers will connect to nature and have fun all at once. Campers will get to become their own Nature Detectives, learn how nature surrounds and supports us, as well as how to get creative using only our imagination!
History Explorers - $60.00 per Camp Box
Monday, July 13 - Friday, July 17 (Camp Box Pick Up on Friday, July 10)
Take a step back in time and explore the past from all around the world! Explore the life of an Egyptian, the battlefield of a Soldier, and the house of an Early Settler. Campers will enjoy learning about the past through hands-on activities, craft making and more! It will feel like they have travelled back in time as they learn all about the lives of those that lived long before them.
Treasure Hunters - $60.00 per Camp Box
Monday, July 20 - Friday, July 24 (Camp Box Pick Up on Friday, July 17)
Does your camper have a knack for cracking codes, racing the clock or solving puzzles? Do they like adventure and searching for hidden treasures? Register them for a Camp Box inspired by mind puzzling fun at the Sharon Temple! Campers will take in treasure hunting by exploring puzzles, mind games and scavenger hunts.
Wilderness Wonders - $60.00 per Camp Box
Monday, July 27 - Friday, July 31 (Camp Box Pick Up on Friday, July 24)
Is your camper looking for an opportunity to practice or learn some new survival skills and become their own Wilderness Wonder? This camp will use every day objects to inspire their love of exploration and adventure. Build your own compass, create maps and learn how to tie expert level knots while preparing for your next camping trip!
Creative Cooking - $50.00 per Camp Box
Tuesday, August 4 - Friday, August 7 (Camp Box Pick Up on Friday, July 31)
Cooking is like a science, but with delicious treats and meals to try at the end of each experiment! Explore traditional and modern techniques and learn about science and math without even knowing it. Campers will learn where their food comes from and explore how time has shifted our food tastes and create their own recipe books to keep track of some new favourites. Note: Four (4) days of Camp programming will be provided due to the Civic Holiday (Monday, August 3).
Summer of STEAM - $60.00 per Camp Box
Monday, August 10 - Friday, August 14 (Camp Box Pick Up on Friday, August 7)
Does your camper love learning and putting their mind to work? Join us as we dive into all things STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) and more! Campers will put their imagination into action to create new inventions and will be treated to online technology sessions presented in partnership by the East Gwillimbury Public Library.
Literary Leaves - $60.00 per Camp Box
Monday, August 17 - Friday, August 21 (Camp Box Pick Up on Friday, August 14)
In partnership with the East Gwillimbury Public Library, campers will learn how to create and decorate their own journal to use during this week of outdoor inspired art, storytelling and games!
Sports, Fitness & Adventure - $60.00 per Camp Box
Monday, August 24 - Friday, August 28 (Camp Box Pick Up on Friday, August 21)
Is your camper full of energy? Does your camper enjoy different sports, physical activity and going on adventures? If so, this is the camp for them! Each day campers will get to explore a variety of sports, games and activities that will keep them active and engaged.
Arts & Crafts - $60.00 per Camp Box
Monday, August 31 - Friday, September 4 (Camp Box Pick Up on Friday, August 28)
Arts and Crafts camp allows campers to use their creative talents in a variety of ways! Over the week campers will get the opportunity to create and explore different projects such as jewelry, sketches, paintings, and much more!