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.


Clothing

  • 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)

Food

  • 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:
  


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.
 

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.


Allerject

EpiPen

Day Camps and Education

Virtual National Indigenous Peoples Day 2021

Presented by Huronia Historical Parks

National Indigenous Peoples Day 2021 


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

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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 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. .

Leadership & Teambuilding Retreat

12 NOON - 12 NOON (24 HRS)

SEP-OCT & MAY-JUN

For a truly immersive experience, choose an overnight retreat at Fort William. Learn and practice important leadership skills and get connected to history at the same time! We'll customize a program to meet your group's goals through teamwork initiatives, communication exercises, problem-solving challenges and trust games - inspired by the resourcefulness and esprit de corps exemplified by voyageur brigades of the past!  Students will bond with their peers and bring home lifelong memories.

Fees: $60 per student / $30 per chaperone.  Fees are inclusive of:

  • Accommodation in one of our modernized heritage buildings with common room, showers and bunks; or outside in voyageur (canvas) tents
  • Historic meals
  • Program activities
  • Multi-media kit with lesson plans

Click here to see a sample itinerary.

Grades 6-12 - Health & Physical Education
Grades 9-12 - Native Studies
Grades 9-12 - Leadership & Peer Support

School Programs

FWHP Education Guide-CoverFort William Historical Park offers quality educational experiences year-round that highlight our natural and cultural heritage. Click here to download your own copy of the FWHP Education Program Guide.

  • Active, hands-on learning
  • Encounters with people, artifacts and ideas that motivate and inspire students
  • Interdisciplinary learning across the curriculum

Discover a range of flexible learning opportunities to support teachers and students:

Programs are based on documented research and are linked to the Ontario Ministry of Education Curriculum expectations. Our skilled facilitators help participants achieve their learning goals through hands-on activities that make learning fun!