Children’s Programs & Workshops
March Break Programming
March 13-15, 2024
1:00pm – 3:00pm
Drop-in Programming at our Museums:
- Delhi Tobacco Museum & Heritage Centre
- Waterford Heritage & Agricultural Museum
- Port Dover Harbour Museum
Looking for something fun to do with your kids or grandkids this March Break? Norfolk County’s museums have you covered! Drop in to any of our three museums from 1:00-3:00pm on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday of March Break to view our awesome exhibits, do a new craft each day, and test your observation skills with our museum scavenger hunts.
Admission by donation.
PDHM – Youth Volunteer and Mentorship Program
10:00am – 12:30pm
Port Dover Harbour Museum’s Youth Volunteer and Mentorship program was so successful that we are bringing it back for 2024. Youth volunteers can offer something unique to our programs, whether you have a special talent or interest or just enjoy working with kids.
The Youth Volunteer and Mentorship Program is offered to youth ages 13 and older. Volunteering is a great way to begin to build a resume, earn school volunteer hours, make new friends, and develop leadership skills.
Before they can begin to volunteer, all youths are required to attend an orientation day at PDHM. This short session includes an introduction to the museum, Health & Safety and AODA training, a fun museum challenge, and a pizza lunch. After successful completion of the museum orientation, youth volunteers will have the opportunity to participate in programming. Volunteers will be scheduled based on need.
To register for this event, please email [email protected] or call 519-426-5870 x1036
WHAM – Youth Volunteer and Mentorship Program
10:00am – 12:30pm
WHAM’s youth volunteers are vital to the success of our camps. We believe that each volunteer can offer something unique to our programs , whether you have a special talent or interest or just enjoy working with kids. The Youth Volunteer and Mentorship Program is offered to youth ages 13 and older. Volunteering is a great way to begin a resume, earn school volunteer hours, make new friends, and develop leadership skills.
Before they can begin to volunteer, all youths are required to attend an orientation day at WHAM. This short session includes an introduction to the museum, Health & Safety and AODA training, a fun museum challenge and a pizza lunch. After successful completion of the museum orientation, youth volunteers will have the opportunity to participate in programming, help plan and implement camp events and activities, and take part in off-site trips.
WHAM – Summer Camp
July & August
Daily 9:00am – 4:00pm
Registration starts Wednesday, May 8. Camp runs from Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm with the exception of holidays. Register for a single day or for a whole week.
Ages 5-10, children must be 5 years old on the day of camp. Proof of age required at drop off.
If there is not enough interest in a specific camp program, the program will be cancelled at the discretion of museum staff, and those who have registered will receive a full refund. No refunds will be issued if the registrant chooses to no longer participate.
Cost: $34.75 per day, per child.
CREATIVE KIDS July 2-5
Unleash your creativity! WHAM Summer Camp begins by tapping into our campers’ artistic side. We will dive into the world of art through sketching, sculpting, and painting, stage our own original play, create delicious kitchen concoctions, and (hopefully!) hit all the right notes with our DIY musical instruments.
OUTDOOR QUESTS July 8-12
Put on your sunscreen and join us for some outdoor exploration. This week, we will learn survival techniques and how to use a compass. Campers will take nature hikes, work in the garden, and spend lots of time outside. Don’t forget your bathing suit and towel for water games and our awesome homemade slip ‘n slide!
SENSATIONAL STEM July 15-19
Eureka! Sensational STEM week at WHAM and that means the kids will be mixing up a bit of mad science, embracing their inner inventors, engineering tall towers and magnificent marble runs, and trying their hand at a little Museum CSI.
WHEN I GROW UP… July 29 – August 2
Whether you want to be an astronaut or a runway model or something in between, life is full of possibilities! This week WHAM campers will hear from special guest speakers, take a field trip to the fire station, make their own ice cream from scratch, and so much more as they explore some of the cool jobs they can do when they grow up.
TWISTED TALES August 6-9
From Neverland to Hogwarts and OZ to Wonderland, books have given us some of the most fantastic worlds to escape to. During Twisted Tales Week, our campers will jump feet first into fiction and play games, create crafts, and take part in activities inspired by our favorite childhood stories.
MYTHS & MONSTERS August 12-16
What do swashbuckling pirates, little green men, Medusa and Knights of the Round Tables all have in common? WHAM Camp, of course! This week, campers will explore history’s most famous myths and then have a chance to come up with some fearsome monsters of their own.
HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD August 19-23
This week’s camp activities are inspired by Hollywood’s best animated movies. Campers will find Dory in a museum scavenger hunt, make Angry Birds catapults, adopt a Secrets Life of Pet Rock, and even learn to draw like professionals. Who Knows? We may just discover Hollywood’s next big blockbuster!
PDHM – Having an Impact: Biodiversity Education Program
Grade: 6 (can be adapted to Grade 4 level)
Duration: 90 minutes
Maximum Group Size: 32
Be an environmental scientist for the day!
Investigate and analyze the impact human activities and invasive species have on Lake Erie. Working in groups, students will use both real and reproduction specimen samples and artifacts to research Lake Erie’s ecosystem and propose actions to preserve the Lake’s rich biodiversity.
DTMHC – A Child’s Journey to Norfolk: Our Living Heritage
Program Offered: Tuesdays from 9:30am to 11:30am or 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Program Duration: 2 hours
Maximum Group Size: 36
Ratio: 1 adult per 5 children. Due to space limitations, we request that schools do not exceed this ratio.
Cost: $5.85/student (Teachers and Chaperones Free)
Payment: The program can be paid for on the day of delivery. We accept payment by cash, credit cards, debit or cheque (made payable to Norfolk County).
A Child’s Journey to Norfolk: Our Living Heritage is a grade 6 curriculum based program created to introduce students to the rich, diverse multicultural heritage of the Delhi area. The program provides youth with an opportunity to learn about and participate in various activities based on these cultures.
A Child’s Journey to Norfolk best aligns with the 2018 Ontario Curriculum for Grade 6 but can be adjusted for younger grades upon request.