Day Camps

As an alternative to the Visiting Cousins & Family Kin programmes, Kings Landing offers hands-on, age-appropriate ways to experience 19th century, daily life along the St. John River in the form of day camps. From feeding animals and working in the trade shops, to domestic work like baking and fibre processing; these camps provide a wholesome learning environment for all ages.

Day Camps are sold out for the 2021 season. Thanks for all those who joined us!


Program Options

This summer, Kings Landing Day Camps are scheduled around three themes: Down on the Farm, Trades & Time Travel and Household Time Travellers. Each theme is scheduled for 3 days in July and 3 days in August.

Camps run from 10 am to 4:15 pm on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from July 14 to August 20. Children can attend one, two or three days of camp. Drop off and pick up will be at Kings Landing’s Welcome Centre. Day camps require a minimum of 3 children to run.

Down on the Farm: Do you have an animal lover in the family? Or someone who wants a taste of the “Little House on the Prairie” life? This is the perfect day camp for them! Children will be involved in caring for farm animals, milking the cow, making butter, processing wool, and more. They will attend school, play games, learn social etiquette and enjoy more 19th-century farmyard fun. Each day will wrap up with a horse and wagon ride and children will leave with a gift bag containing memories of Kings Landing.

  • July 14, 15 & 16 / August 4, 5 & 6
  • Recommended for ages 7-11
  • Group size: 2 to 8 participants
  • $50 per day, $45 per day if you book 3 three days in the same week

Trades & Time Travel: It’s a waaaaay back adventure unlike any other: one that will leave you with a new appreciation for the past. Travel through 200 years of history in this fun day camp program. Take part in games, activities and crafts that were popular in the 19th century. Explore the traditions of the settlers along the St. John River in the 1850s. Trades Time Travellers will focus on the 19th-century roles and responsibilities of young teens, especially apprenticeship. You can choose to attend the carpentry, blacksmithing or printing day (or all 3!) and create a unique keepsake to take home.

  • July 21, 22 & 23 / August 11, 12 & 13
  • Wednesdays are at the Print Shop / Thursdays are at the Blacksmith / Fridays are at the Carpenter Shop
  • Recommended for ages 12-15
  • Group size: 2 to 4 participants
  • $50 per day, $45 per day if you book 3 days in the same week

Household Time Travellers: It’s a waaaaay back adventure unlike any other: one that will leave you with a new appreciation for the past. Travel through 200 years of history in this fun day camp program. Take part in games, activities and crafts that were popular in the 19th century. Explore the traditions of the settlers along the St. John River in the 1850s. Household Time Travellers will focus on the 19th-century roles and responsibilities of young teens, especially crafts, cooking and baking. You can choose to attend the wall-oven, open-hearth or wood stove day (or all 3!) to make delicious food and create a unique keepsake to take home.

  • July 28, 29 & 30 / August 18, 19 & 20
  • Wednesdays are at the Hagerman and Perley houses / Thursdays are at the Heustis and Long houses / Fridays are at the Lint and Ingraham houses
  • Recommended for ages 12-15
  • Group size: 2 to 4 participants
  • $50 per day, $45 per day if you book 3 days in the same week

Parents and adults looking to join in the fun in the Village are encouraged to check out our Volunteer Villager program.

Registration

Registration for Kings Landing’s Day Camps is to be completed through Eventbrite. If you are registering more than one child, you will need to complete a separate registration for each. Here’s how to book:

  1. On the main event page, click on the “Select A Date” button. Find the date you would like to book and click the “Tickets” button.
    • Each theme is open for all children of the recommended age, but certain children may enjoy one theme over another based on their age and interests. Please make note of the themes in the “Program Options” section above.
  2. After clicking the “Tickets” button, select either the “One Day” or “Three Days” option.
    • The “1 Day” option covers one day of camp for one camper on the date selected in step 1. The price for one day is $50 (plus fees). If you are booking 2 days in the same week, please repeat step 1 for the second day for our records.
    • The “3 Days” option covers all three days of a week at the discounted rate of $45 per day for a total of $135 (plus fees). If you are booking all 3 days, please be sure to select the Wednesday of that week so staff know to expect the camper all week.
  3. Click the “Checkout” button. This brings up the registration form where the parent/guardian will fill out their information to purchase the ticket and then provide information about the camper.
  4. Once complete, click the “Place Order” button. The confirmation screen indicating the spot has been booked will appear. A confirmation email will be sent automatically with the important camp information.

A member of our staff will reach out with any additional information or questions they may have. Please send a Facebook message @KingsLandingNB if you have additional questions or concerns.

Attire

We encourage campers to dress the part! Here are some suggestions:

  • Jeans, white or plaid shirt, straw hat, suspenders;
  • Dress below the knee, pinafore or apron, bonnet;
  • The Peddler’s Market, our gift shop, has bonnets, straw hats, and wool hats available for purchase;
  • A vest & hat or apron & bonnet will be available to borrow for the day, if desired.
  • Pants and closed-toe shoes are mandatory for the trades camps

What to Bring

  • Backpack (Participant must be able to carry it)
  • Lunch* and snacks
  • Water bottle
  • Hat (19th Century or modern style)
  • Comfortable, closed-toe walking shoes
  • Hand sanitizer (gel and/or wipes)
  • Face mask (optional/no longer mandatory)
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray (optional)

*Participants are required to bring their own lunch each day. Snacks are provided, but campers are welcome to bring their own if desired. Please include an ice pack in the lunch box. Access to a microwave or refrigerator is not available. Additional information, such as group allergies, will be forwarded once registration is confirmed.

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