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

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.



Summer Day Camps

Discovery and adventure awaits at Fort William Historical Park's Summer Day Camps! Day camps run weekdays during the summer from 9:00am to 4:30pm.

Drop-off: 8:30am-9:00am
Pick-up: 4:30pm-5:00pm
Drop-off and pick-up at the Visitor Centre.


To request placement in a camp, please complete and submit a Day Camp Registration Form.

Please book early, as limited spots are available. For more information, call 807-473-2344 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Voyageur Discovery Camp

AGES 7-9

Become a skilled fur trade voyageur with fun hands-on activities and days filled with adventure.

Date: July 3-6
Cost: $105 (4-days)
Dates: July 16-20, July 30-Aug. 3
Cost: $135 (5-DAYS)

Wilderness Survival Camp

AGES 10-12

Take on the wilderness and learn how to hunt, fish, canoe, identify plants and navigate using the sun!

Date: July 3-6
Cost: $105 (4-days)
Dates: July 16-20, July 30-Aug. 3
Cost: $145 (5-DAYS)

Furs, Fangs & Footprints

AGES 7-9

Discover the furs, fangs and footprints of regional wildlife, farm animals and extinct species like dinosaurs!

Dates: July 9-13
Cost: $135 (5-DAYS)

Artists in Action

AGES 10-12

This visual arts and drama camp allows campers to express their artistry. Paint on canvas, make masks and create amazing art that is yours to keep!

Dates: July 9-13
Cost: $145 (5-DAYS)

From Earth to Space

AGES 7-9

Learn about our planet Earth and the solar system! Visit our state of the art observatory and use the telescopes and solar scopes.

Dates: July 23-27, Aug. 20-24
Cost: $135 (5-DAYS)

From Space to Infinity

AGES 10-12

Take your space knowledge to infinity and beyond! As you explore the universe, you’ll learn how space works from the inside out. Campers will also build robots and learn about other universes and dimensions.

Dates: July 23-27
Cost: $145 (5-DAYS)

Fêté la Francophonie

AGES 7-12

This French immersion day camp celebrates Francophone culture, language, art and more.

Dates: Aug. 7-10
Cost: $130 (4-DAYS)

Chemistry of Cooking

AGES 10-12

Make delicious dishes while learning how chemical reactions in your recipes make the food you eat taste great!

Dates: Aug. 7-10
Cost: $130 (4-DAYS)

Moccasin Walk

AGES 7-9

Walk a mile in the shoes of Indigenous peoples. Join us in the wigwams to make delicious bannock and birch bark baskets, find wild edibles and participate in traditional activities.

Dates: Aug. 13-17
Cost: $145 (5-DAYS)

Young Interpreter Program

AGES 13-15

Become an interpreter in this team building and skill development camp. Interact with guests at Fort William and portray historical characters.

Dates: Aug. 13-17 & Aug. 20-24
Cost: $220

End of Summer Celebration

AGES 7-12

Celebrate the end of the summer! Enjoy relay races, scavenger hunts, bonfire cook outs and more!

Dates: Aug. 27-Aug. 31
Cost: $135 (5-DAYS)

General Information

  • Day camps run weekdays from 9:00am-4:30pm
  • Arrival time and camper sign in at the Visitor Centre 8:30am-9:00am
  • Pick up time and camper sign out 4:30pm-5:00pm
  • Supervision available from 8:30am-5:00pm
  • Drop-off and pick-up at the Visitor Centre

Parents: If your child requires the use of Allerject or EpiPen please complete the requisite forms linked below.

If faxing the form to our office, please provide the CVV Number (Card Verification Value) on the back of your credit card. This is a 3-digit number on VISA® and MasterCard® branded credit cards.

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!  


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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 to inquire about a custom program for your class.

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Day Camps

Join us at Fort William Historical Park for our popular March Break & Summer Day Camps. Campers will have a fun and exciting experience with a variety of indoor and outdoor activities. They will make new friends, learn new games and even get to wear some cool costumes. They will become young explorers as they travel back in time on the historic site, and have out-of-this-world adventures in outer space at the astronomical observatory!

Check back soon for upcoming day camp information.

For more information, call 807-473-2344, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or visit A Parent’s Guide to Camp.

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