Day Camps

Campers will enjoy an exciting array of indoor and outdoor experiences as they explore our world-class historic site, beautiful natural landscape and state-of-the-art astronomical observatory!

Summer Day Camps

Celebrate summer at Fort William Historical Park! Our new fun and exciting day camp themes will allow you to find the adventure that fits your child’s interests. Enjoy an experience you will never forget. Travel back in time to Fort William in the 1800s, explore the historic Kaministiquia River by canoe, discover local plants and animals, visit the Anishinaabe Encampment, and more!

Young Interpreter Program

Become a historic Fort William character from 1815! Learn in-depth skills for interpreting history, crafting various artisan items, interacting with visitors, and many more valuable skills. An assigned Fort William mentor will support you during this experiential journey.

Ages: 12–14

Dates: July 8-12 | August 6–9

Cost: $150 (5 days) | $125 (4 days)

Garden & Animal Adventures

Find out what it takes to run Fort William’s farm and garden! Learn how to care for the animals to keep them healthy and happy and try your hand at growing vegetables and herbs!

Ages: 8–9

Dates: July 15-19 | August 19–23

Cost: $150 (5 days)

Living in the Fur Trade

Live a slice of history! Learn to live in the fur trade alongside Fort William’s inhabitants. Discover French, Scottish and Anishinaabe cultures and lifestyles.

Ages: 8–9

Dates: July 22–26

Cost: $150 (5 days)

Skills of the Fur Trade

Delve deeper into the fur trade as you begin to learn more advanced skills around the Fort. Start to learn a trade, cook a historic dish and other era cultural skills.

Ages: 10-12

Dates: July 29 – August 2

Cost: $150 (5 days)

A Parent's Guide to Camp

Registration Discounts

Did you know Fort William Historical Park offers a discounted day camp costs when you register more than one (1) child in the March Break or Summer Day Camps! After your first child is registered at the full price of the selected day camp, additional children from the same family are discounted by $10 per day camp type (March Break or Summer). 

Registration & Payment

Registration must be received by 12 p.m. the Thursday prior to your chosen day camp. Payment must be made once the Day Camp Registration Form has been submitted by calling FWHP Admissions, (807) 473-2344, or in person at the Visitor Centre. A 100% deposit is required to confirm a day camp reservation. Payment can be made by Cash, Debit, Visa, MasterCard, or a cheque payable to “Minister of Finance.” Further details are available in the Day Camp Registration Form.

Items to Bring


  • 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 FWHP for duration of the camp)


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

EpiPen or AllerJect

If your child/children attending the day camp have any allergies that require the use of an EpiPen or Allerject, please contact us.

Nut Free Request

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

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.

Drop-off and Pickup Procedures

Campers can be dropped off from 8:30–9 a.m. and picked up between 4:30–5 p.m. at the Visitor Centre. Day Camps run weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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

Drop-off: 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. 

The Visitor Centre will also be used as the drop-off and pick up point for arrivals and departures outside of the designated times listed above. If you anticipate that your child will be late or absent, please call the Reservations & Sales Clerk at (807) 473-2344.