Fort Wellington National Historic Site. Photo Credit: Courtney Crowder
Fort Wellington’s Fort Kids Program is back.
The day camps will run once a week for the next six weeks for kids between the ages of seven and twelve. Every Tuesday, from July 10th to August 14th, kids will get an insight into what life was like at the Fort through different experiences.
Registration is required to join. The cost is $22 per day. The event runs from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm each day.
Tomorrow’s (July 10th) program is “Soldiers Day.” It will be a look at how the soldiers lived during the war of 1812, during the Upper Canadian Rebellion of 1837/38 and through the 1840’s, which is what the Fort has been restored too.
JP Houze is the Visitor Service Attendant at Fort Wellington and says the kids will have lots of fun at the Fort.
“Pirates vs. Navy Day” is happening on July 17th. Houze says it will focus more on the water of the St. Lawrence River. The kids will learn about the famed local pirate Bill Johnston and also attempt to build their own gunboats.
On July 24th, kids will enjoy lots of building activities. It’s “Royal Engineer day” and will focus on how the Fort was built and the men who designed it.
July 31st is “Archaeology Day.” The focus will be on the various digs that have happened at Fort Wellington.
“Historic Games Day” is on August 7th. Attendees can play all sorts of classic games like tug-of-war, three-legged races and capture the flag.
The last Fort Kids day is August 14th. It will be “Artillery Day.” This will be looking at the life of one of the men manning the canon. There will also be a canon demonstration this day.
The Fort Kids Program has been running for nearly two decades.
Fort Wellington allows 20 participants in each day program.
To register email email@example.com, call Fort Wellington at 613-925-2896 or come into the visitor centre located at 370 Vankoughnet Street. The visitor centre is opened from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. People who wish to sign up will have to complete a registration package and one can be reserved if a call is made to reserve a spot.