Museum Camp 2024

This summer, the Dundas Museum and Archives is proud to offer two weeks of day camps for children ages 5 -10! The first week, running July 15th – 19th is titled Museum Mystery. The second week, running August 12th – 16th, is themed around the Cactus Festival Parade.

Week 1: Museum Mystery Camp!Week 2: Dundas Cactus Camp!
Dates: July 15 – 19, 2024
Times: 9 am – 4 pm
Ages: 5 – 10
Dates: August 12 – 16, 2024
Times: 9 am – 4 pm
Ages: 5 – 10
Imagine playing “wax museum”…in a museum! Join us for a fun-filled week of museum-themed activities.

Throughout the week, campers will not only help us solve the Dundas Museum’s mystery but also curate an exhibit of their own making for all to see! They can also expect lots of arts & crafts, outdoor play, and local trail and park exploration. 
Did you know that Dundas was once the cactus capital of Canada? Join us as we prepare for the Cactus Festival, a community tradition dating back almost half a century!

Throughout the week, campers will work toward decorating the museum’s parade float, culminating in a ride on our vintage 1961 fire engine in the Thursday night Cactus Festival Parade! They can also expect lots of arts & crafts, outdoor play, and local trail and park exploration.


Friends of the Museum
Non-MembersBefore Care | After Care
Camp 1: July 15-19$225$250$50/week | $50/week
Camp 2: August 12-16$225$250$50/week | $50/week

*Registering Parent/Guardian must hold a current Family Friends of the Museum Membership subscription to be eligible for our Member discount.

If you are unable to drop off your camper at 9 am, before care is available starting at 8 am for an additional fee of $50 per week. Similarly, if you are unable to pick up your camper at 4 pm, after care is available until 5 pm for an additional fee of $50 per week.

Fees are waived for support persons accompanying Camp participants with special needs. Support persons must be 18+ and adhere to the Dundas Museum and Archives policies and procedures.


Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Both payment and a completed New Camper Registration Form must be received before your registration can be confirmed. To register:

  1. Fill out the form below.
  2. You will be sent the New Camper Registration Form by email.
  3. Complete, sign and return the New Camper Registration Form.
  4. Complete payment (Online, In-Person or By Phone).
  5. You will receive registration confirmation from our team once the above steps have been completed.
Camp Registration Inquiry Form
Camper Name
Camper Name
What week(s) would you like to register your camper for?
Would you like to register your camper for before/after care?
Parent/Guardian Name
Parent/Guardian Name

General Information/FAQ


Both camps take place at the Dundas Museum and Archives, 139 Park St. West, Dundas, Ontario.

Our indoor space is air-conditioned and has a HEPA filtration system. The Museum is fully accessible using our Albert St. entrance, and there is an elevator to access the galleries.

Outdoors, we also have gardens and lawn areas surrounding the Museum, which may be used for camp activities. There may also be occasional walking excursions to nearby locations such as parks, galleries or libraries.

What to Bring

  • Backpack that holds all items;
  • Refillable water bottle;
  • Nut-free snacks for morning and afternoon;
  • Nut-free lunch;
  • Personal sunscreen;
  • Athletic footwear, comfortable clothing, and a hat
  • A change of clothes;
  • Any required medications or Epipen

Tax Receipts

Signed tax receipts will be available for pickup on the final day of camp (July 19th and August 16th, respectively).

Feedback and Evaluation

We are grateful to have your children participate in our camps. To continue offering the best experience possible for you and your child, please leave us your feedback using the form below!

Camp Feedback Form
Camper Name
Camper Name

Cancellations and Refunds

Cancellations received prior to June 30, 2024, and all modifications are subject to a $40 administration fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations made after June 30, 2024. If we are unable to deliver a Camp week, all registration fees will be refunded in full.