Exciting news – the Visiting Cousins programmes are back for 2024!! Register by downloading and submitting the form below.
If you’re looking for a truly unique summer camp experience in New Brunswick, look no further!
At Kings Landing’s Visiting Cousins (ages 9-12) and Family Kin (ages 13-15) programmes, children have the chance to roll up their sleeves and experience 19th-century life first-hand! Each day starts early with structured activities before campers enter the site to work alongside local tradesmen, artisans, and entertainers and attend our one-room schoolhouse. Campers dress in period costume and get in on as many activities as possible! As the sun sets, the entertainment continues with games, songs and drama. Visiting Cousins and Family Kin make lasting friendships and have so much fun experiencing the history that they don’t even realize they’re learning.
Take part in this treasured New Brunswick legacy during Kings Landing’s 50th anniversary year! Your child will be welcomed as part of one of our historic families at Kings Landing.
Information and FAQ
What are the age ranges for overnight camps?
Youth ages 9-12 can participate in the Visiting Cousins camps. Youth ages 13-15 can participate in the Family Kin camps.
Younger ages are welcome to take part in Day Camps, for ages 5-12.
What are the dates?
Visiting Cousins (Ages 9-12) run July 8-12, July 22-26, and August 5-9.
Family Kin (Ages 13-15) run July 15-19, July 29 – August 2, and August 12-16.
Does my child need to have taken part in the Visiting Cousins to be part of Family Kin?
There is no prerequisite required to take part in Family Kin – the groups are only separated by age. In previous years, the Visiting Cousins used to graduate into Family Kin, but there are very few youths who would currently meet this requirement since the program was paused due to COVID and renovations. This prerequisite may be revisited in future years.
How do I register and pay for the Visiting Cousins camps?
Please send completed forms to email@example.com. Payment will be processed from payment information provided on the form. The cost is $650+ HST/week.
Are there sponsorship opportunities?
The Kings Landing Foundation raises money for bursaries for children to attend camp. Parents are also encouraged to reach out to local community groups.
How many spots are there? Is there a waitlist?
There are 96 open spots in total – up to 16 spots per week. Due to room capacities, we are filling the rooms with 8 girls and 8 boys per week. Please indicate your child’s gender identity on the form and we will ensure a comfortable placement.
Where do children stay?
Participants will live in the Slipp House, which has been moved into the village and completely renovated! See photos of the move and renovation here.
The Slipp House has easy access to the new Learning Centre and the Lower Pokiok Superior School.
Are 19th-century pyjamas required?
We are offering 19th-century sleepover for purchase! These cost $50 and are a great way to really immerse children in the experience. The sleepwear was required in years’ past but no longer is. If they are not purchasing sleepwear, youth may bring their own (even if it is modern).
Why isn’t there an online registration option for overnight camps?
Due to limitations with Eventbrite, we are going the old-fashioned way for forms and payment! Our Education Coordinator is taking registrations and will process your registration as soon as possible. Please send completed forms to firstname.lastname@example.org. We appreciate your understanding.
When did the last Visiting Cousins program take place?
The last time Kings Landing hosted overnight children’s camps was in 2019. The program was paused during COVID and remained paused during renovations to the Slipp House. The program is returning during Kings Landing’s 50th anniversary year.
When did the Visiting Cousins program start?
The program was first launched in 1975 as an experimental program for school students to experience 19th-century domestic life. Each group would come for a day and make candles and soaps and spin and weave wool. Some groups split shingles and cooked on a wood stove. This program included schools from Florenceville to Saint John and Moncton.
If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact email@example.com.