Parent's Guide to Camp

A Parent’s Guide to Camp

Programming Contact

For any questions regarding camp activities, please call the Reservations & Sales Clerk at 807-473-2344.

Day Camp Absence

If you child is unable to attend day camp, please call 807-473-2344 to report their absence.

Items to Bring to Camp

Please label all articles of clothing and food containers.

For lost and found items please call 807-473-2344.


  • Outdoor clothing (i.e. comfortable jacket, shoes, rain gear)
  • Hat and sunscreen
  • Bug repellent (seasonal)
  • Indoor shoes or slippers
  • Extra socks
  • Change of clothes (to be kept at Fort for duration of the camp)


  • Hearty bag lunch
  • Healthy snacks
  • Water or juice
    Please note that refrigeration, microwaves and vending machines are not available.

Nut Free Request

Please be aware that other young participants attending our camps may have allergies to nuts and related products. For this reason we request that you not send peanut food products with your child to camp. This will ensure the healthy enjoyment for all participants in our programs.


Drop-off and Pick up Procedures

Children can be dropped off from 8:30am-9:00am and picked up between 4:30pm-5:00pm at the Visitor Centre. Day Camps run weekdays from 9:00am-4:30pm.

Anyone dropping-off or picking up children must follow these procedures:

  Sign in your child with the Day Camp Leader.

Pick up:  Sign out your child with the Day Camp Leader. You will be asked to identify yourself and your child. As a further precaution, we request that you and your child select a "family password" that will confirm the identity of the person signing out your child. The Day Camp Leader will also ask for this password before releasing a child. 

Because several parents are signing out at the same time, please allow time for this process to take place to ensure the safety of all children.

If you anticipate that your child will be late or absent, please call the Reservations & Sales Clerk at 807-473-2344.

Special Needs

If your child has special needs, details must be included with your registration form. If your child has a support person at school you must provide one at camp. We are unable to provide one-on-one supervision or specific medical support. If you are unsure whether the camp is appropriate for your child, please call the Reservations & Sales Clerk at 807-473-2344.

Conduct Policy

Fort William Historical Park aims to provide a safe learning environment where participants are free from bullying, discrimination and stereotyping. In the event of disruptive behaviour a warning and time out will be used. If disruptive behaviour continues, the parent/guardian will be contacted for a discussion with the Day Camp Leader. Fort William Historical Park reserves the right to remove children from the program whose disruptive behaviour cannot be resolved.

Day Camp Registration

Completed Registration Packages can be sent to:

Attention: Reservations & Sales Clerk

Fort William Historical Park

1350 King Road

Thunder Bay, ON   P7K 1L7

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Fax: 807-473-2327 or 807-473-2312

Allerject or EpiPen

If your child requires the use of Allerject or EpiPen please complete and submit the requisite forms below with the completed Registration Package.



Day Camps and Education

There's a world of opportunity to explore and learn at Fort William Historical Park, all year round!

Step into the past and get connected to the people, ideas and artefacts of Fort William with unforgettable hands-on experiences that will motivate and inspire! Choose from our wide selection of programs or let us create a custom program just for you. Take an educational journey to the stars at the David Thompson Astronomical Observatory! We offer quality educational experiences year-round that highlight the many wonders of space as well as our cultural heritage.

Programs Include:

  • Active, hands-on learning 
  • Interdisciplinary learning across the curriculum

Our skilled facilitators help participants achieve their learning goals through hands-on activities that make learning fun! 

FWHP Education Guide-Cover 2016 DTAO Experience Guide Cover

Download or browse our Observatory Experience Guide or Education Program Guide to learn more about these programs. Our goal is to meet your students’ learning needs, so if you’re looking for something not listed here, call 807-473-2344 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to inquire about a custom program for your class.

Day Camps

Check back soon for upcoming day camp information. For more information, call 807-472-2344 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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Sample Itinerary - Overnight Voyageur Program

Day 1

Program Begins at 12:00 pm

Program introduction, walk to site

Voyageur clothing Issue

 Group will be divided up into three brigades and will rotate through various activities.  These activities include a tour of Fort William, canoeing on the Kaministiquia River, witand apprenticing h a skilled tradesman.

Voyageur Feast in the Great Hall.

The Great Battle of the Brigades Challenge!

Group will be divided up into two brigades.  Each brigade will participate in traditional voyageur games and flint and steel fire lighting.

Campfire, snack and voyageur story telling.

Good evening and a self-directed activity  9:30 pm

Day 2

Rise and shine, clean up for breakfast at 8:00 am

Breakfast Is Served at 8:30 am

Group will divide up into their original three brigades and will rotate through various activities such as; farm visit and chores, Aboriginal culture and heritage in the learning wigwam, participating in more traditional voyageur games.

Height of Land Ceremony

Farewell at 12:00 pm