Is your child ready to come and play at Fort Edmonton Park?

Join us as we take a trip back in time and explore all eras that Fort Edmonton Park features! Campers can be a voyageur in 1846, a pioneer in 1885, a turn-of-the-century student in 1905 or a kid of leisure in the 1920s. Edmonton’s history never looked so fun! From discovering what games and toys pioneer children played with to racing down the North Saskatchewan River in a voyageur canoe, there is something for time travellers of all ages.

Book online using the links below with the six digit course code provided (ie. 621599) or phone 311 or 780-496-3453 to register and pay over the phone. You may also register and pay in person at the administration office.

Fort Edmonton Park is proud to be a part of the Leisure Access Pass and holds 2 spaces for this program subject to availability. In order to register as a LAP participant in the day camp, please call Fort Edmonton Park directly at 780-496-3453 Mon-Fri between 8:30 am and 4:15 pm. LAP registrations are conducted on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Early drop off for camps starts at 8am and late pick up until 5pm (no extra charge).

Summer Camps

Week 1,  July 9-13
Pioneer Vacation
5-7 yrs
Book online: 630274
9am-4pm
Mrs. Egge’s Kitchen Kids(Jr)
6-9 yrs
Book online: 630264
9am-4pm
Pursuit of Play
6-9 yrs
Book online: 630303
9am-4pm
Voyageur Adventure
9-12 yrs
Book online: 630332
9am-4pm
Pioneer Survivor
11-14 yrs
Book online: 630281
9am-4pm
Week 2,  July 16-20
Farm Friends
4-5 yrs
9am-Noon
Book online: 630422
1pm-4pm
Book online: 630435
Summertime Christmas
5-8 yrs
Book online: 630337
9am-4pm
Frontier Kids
7-10 yrs
Book online: 630340
9am-4pm
Backstage at Fort Edmonton
8-12 yrs
Book online: 630343
9am-4pm
Voyageur Adventure
9-12 yrs
Book online: 630333
9am-4pm
Week 3,  July 23-27
Pioneer Vacation
5-7 yrs
Book online: 630276
9am-4pm
Pursuit of Play
6-9 yrs
Book online: 630305
9am-4pm
Mrs. Egge’s Kitchen Kids(Sr)
10-12 yrs
Book online: 630443
9am-4pm
Pioneer Survivor
11-14 yrs
Book online: 630283
9am-4pm
Week 4,  July 30 – August 3
Farm Friends
4-5 yrs
9am-Noon
Book online: 630426
1pm-4pm
Book online: 630436
Mrs. Egge’s Kitchen Kids(Jr)
6-9 yrs
Book online: 630265
9am-4pm
Frontier Kids
7-10 yrs
Book online: 630341
9am-4pm
History Whodunnit
7-10 yrs
Book online: 630346
9am-4pm
Voyageur Adventure
9-12 yrs
Book online: 630335
9am-4pm
Week 5,  August 7-10 (4 days)
Pursuit of Play
6-9 yrs
Book online: 630447
9am-4pm
NEW! Time Travel Explorer
8-11 yrs
Book online: 630446
9am-4pm
Week 6,  August 13-17
Farm Friends
4-5 yrs
9am-Noon
Book online: 630430
1pm-4pm
Book online: 630437
Pioneer Vacation
5-7 yrs
Book online: 630277
9am-4pm
Backstage at Fort Edmonton
8-12 yrs
Book online: 630344
9am-4pm
Mrs. Egge’s Kitchen Kids(Sr)
10-12 yrs
Book online: 630444
9am-4pm
Pioneer Survivor
11-14 yrs
Book online: 630284
9am-4pm
Week 7,  August 20-24
Summertime Christmas
5-8 yrs
Book online: 630338
9am-4pm
Mrs. Egge’s Kitchen Kids(Jr)
6-9 yrs
Book online: 630266
9am-4pm
Frontier Kids
7-10 yrs
Book online: 630342
9am-4pm
History Whodunnit
7-10 yrs
Book online: 630347
9am-4pm
Voyageur Adventure
9-12 yrs
Book online: 630336
9am-4pm
Week 8,  August 27-31
Summertime Christmas
5-8 yrs
Book online: 630339
9am-4pm
History Whodunnit
7-10 yrs
Book online: 630348
9am-4pm
Mrs. Egge’s Kitchen Kids(Sr)
10-12 yrs
Book online: 630445
9am-4pm

Program Descriptions

Farm Friends (4 – 5 years)
Cost: $185 – 5 Days

Experience the life a child on a pioneer farm. Campers will tend the animals, play traditional games, go for a horse-drawn wagon ride, and make cookies, candy and lemonade – the old-fashion way. The children will get creative with handmade arts and crafts. A week filled with wholesome fun and activities.

Mornings geared more towards 4 year olds going into first year kindergarten. Afternoons geared towards 5 year olds after 1 year of kindergarten.

Book online
Week 2, July 16-20 (630422) OR (630435)
Week 3, July 30-August 3 (630426) OR (630436)
Week 6, August 13-17 (630430) OR (630437)

Pioneer Vacation (5 – 7 years)
Cost: $270 – 5 Days

Experience the life of young Edmontonians from an earlier era. The classroom, the teacher, the lessons, the materials, even recesses were nothing like today. Treats, games, and activities were home-made and hands-on. Campers will make candy, fresh lemonade and checkerboards, and spend an afternoon enjoying their own Penny Carnival.

Book online
Week 1, July 9-13 (630274)
Week 3, July 23-27 (630276)
Week 6, August 13-17 (630277)

Summertime Christmas (5 – 8 years)
Cost: $270 – 5 Days

Keep the spirit of Christmas throughout the year by celebrating with Fort Edmonton Park this summer. Campers will experience the seasonal traditions of the pioneers and voyageurs and explore customs from around the world. Hands-on arts and crafts include: baking festive treats like gingerbread and cocoa from scratch, fashioning stockings to hang by the chimney, and building old-fashioned toys. Join us for a jolly good time.

Book online
Week 2, July 16-20 (630337)
Week 7, August 20-24 (630338)
Week 8, August 27-31 (630339)

Play at The Park (6 – 8 years)
Cost: $215

Come experience the highlights from all our favourite younger kids camps, jam-packed into one week! Play your spring break away while learning what pioneer children did for fun long ago. Each day will be filled with games, sports, and crafts with new friends. Bake treats over a wood-burning stove and create your own toys to take home with you. Don’t forget your sense of adventure. On the last day, we have a great scavenger hunt planned!

Book online
March 26-29 (621599)

Pursuit of Play (6 – 9 years)
Cost: $270 – 5 days, $220 – 4 days

Get your kids unplugged and engaged in the world the way our forebearers did. Games, sports, crafts… children in by-gone days made their own fun. Campers will also experience the “latest craze” of the 1920s, Tom Thumb mini-golf, and visit the Johnny J. Jones Midway to partake in carnival rides and games. A good old-fashioned picnic with fresh lemonade will leave them refreshed and ready to start again.

Book online
Week 1, July 9-13 (630303)
Week 3, July 23-27 (630305)
Week 5, August 7-10 (630447)

Mrs. Egge’s Kitchen Kids (6 – 12 years)
Cost: $270 – 5 Days

No one bakes like grandma, except maybe great grandma and of course, Mrs. Egge! Aspiring bakers will learn the secrets of home cooking on a wood-burning stove. Recipes for younger bakers can include cookies, scones, jam, and much more! Activities for older bakers can include baking cakes, pies and sewing your own apron! After sampling their creations, tidying up and finishing the chores, bakers will get outside and explore the garden, play pioneer games and visit the neighbours.

Junior (ages 6-9)

Book online
Week 1, July 9-13 (630264)
Week 4, July 30-August 3 (630265)
Week 7, August 20-24 (630266)

Senior (ages 10-12)

Book online
Week 3, July 23-27 (630443)
Week 6, August 13-17 (630444)
Week 8, August 27-31 (630445)

Frontier Kids (7 – 10 years)
Cost: $275 – 5 Days

Daily living was one continuous adventure on the Edmonton frontier. Campers will walk in the steps of explorers, fur traders, and trappers – cooking over an open fire, building (model) tipis and travois, and tracking animals. Participants will make a plaster cast of an animal track as a take-away, taste freshly baked bannock and complete a “race of discovery” around the Fort. This camp includes a visit to the 1846 HBC Fort and the John Janzen Nature Centre.

Book online
Week 2, July 16-20 (630340)
Week 4, July 30-August 3 (630341)
Week 7, August 20-24 (630342)

History Whodunnit! (7 – 10 years)
Cost: $270 – 5 Days

An evil time-bandit is messing with history and needs to be set straight. Campers – History Heroes – will need to conduct interviews with characters from Edmonton’s past and discover clues to right this dreadful wrong. Participants will create their own detective tools and keep track of all the important facts in their top secret files. It will require code cracking and other special tricks of the trade. Best suited to inquisitive and cunning junior historians.

Book online
Week 4, July 30-August 3 (630346)
Week 7, August 20-24 (630347)
Week 8, August 27-31 (630348)

NEW! Time Travel Explorer (8 – 11 years)
Cost: $220 – 4 days

4 days for 4 eras! Come and explore all that Fort Edmonton Park has to offer as you time travel throughout Edmonton’s history. You will wear historical costume pieces so you can feel as though you are back in time. Bake bannock just like the voyageurs did in the 1846 Fort, play pioneer games with your friends on 1885 St, build your own toy at the turn-of-the-century, and learn dance moves that were all the rage in 1920. Make new friends that will last a lifetime as you discover life throughout the ages.

Book online
Week 5, August 7-10 (630446)

Backstage at Fort Edmonton Park (8 – 12 years)
Cost: $270 – 5 Days

No audition necessary to be a player in these Fort Edmonton follies. Sing, dance, and act your way through Edmonton’s early history. Whether it’s a Scottish reel in 1846 or the Charleston in 1920, Campers will partake in some of the popular culture diversions of our past. Participants will get a special backstage tour of the Capitol Theatre and perform a short scene for Park visitors at the end of the week.

Book online
Week 2, July 16-20 (630343)
Week 6, August 13-17 (630344)

Edmonton Explorers (9 – 12 years)
Cost: $215

Come experience the highlights from all our favourite older kids camps, jam-packed into one week! Get a taste of voyageur life by using your survival skills in the Fort and cooking bannock over an open fire. Make your own toys from scratch and play like pioneers did. Express the drama to create a play about Edmonton’s early settlers and celebrate on the last day with tasty treats baked over our wood-burning stove!

Book online
March 26-29 (621600)

Voyageur Adventure (9 – 12 years)
Cost: $365 – 5 Days

It’s the Voyageurs life for me! Get a taste of this challenging and adventurous livelihood. Campers will learn how to paddle a voyageur canoe, bale furs, build (model) travois and a tipi, and cook bannock over an open fire. Participants will also try their hands in the arts of finger weaving and Aboriginal beading.

Book online
Week 1, July 9-13 (630332)
Week 2, July 16-20 (630333)
Week 4, July 30-August 3 (630335)
Week 7, August 20-24 (630336)

Pioneer Survivor (11 – 14 years)
Cost: $385 – 5 Days

Every day they had to meet their basic needs with nothing but their wit and bare-hands. Imposing order and civilization on raw wilderness. Sound like fun? Campers will develop orienteering, fire-starting, and outdoor cooking skills; as well as practice woodworking and pyrography. An overnight at the 1846 Fort takes place on Thursday, followed by a day of pioneer fun and games.

Book online
Week 1, July 9-13 (630281)
Week 3, July 23-27 (630283)
Week 6, August 13-17 (630284)