As Hillary House marks its 150th anniversary this year, the Aurora Historical Society (AHS) is striving to ensure the children of Aurora are involved in this celebration. Just for them, the AHS has created Camp Hillary, a one-of-a-kind day camp aimed at kids ages 7-11. This fully supervised day camp provides parents the flexibility to pick and choose from three available dates (or select them all) and offers kids a fun, unique experience right in their hometown.
Due to the hands-on nature of these activities, pre-registration is required as there will be a maximum of 20 children per camp. Each day will start at 9:30 am with pick up at 4:00 pm.
The best news is that Camp Hillary is one of the most affordable summer activities you will find: the cost is $15 per child for the day or $35 for all three camps! For more information or to register your child contact the AHS office by phone at 905-727-8991 or by email at email@example.com.
Each day covers a range of themes with a focus on the historic background of Aurora and Hillary House. Campers will be having so much fun they will not realize they are learning too!
Saturday, June 23rd
Camp Create! The first camp day focuses on the arts. Participants will learn about art on display at Hillary House and then will choose an artifact to inspire their own work of art. In the afternoon, they will make a musical instrument and create their own songs! Rain Date: June 30th
Saturday, July 28th
Camp Dig It! Campers will become archaeologists! They will learn about the importance of archaeology while
receiving hands on training from an archaeologist and working on a mock dig. In the afternoon campers will
become nature detectives, learning about the trees and plants on the grounds of Hillary House. A game of bug and
plant finder will test their nature knowledge further. Rain Date: August 11th
Saturday, August 25th
Camp Map It! Campers will learn about the history of Aurora as well as how to read and use maps. A scavenger hunt
will lead them on a treasure quest through Hillary House and the grounds! Participants will learn about the history of
the Olympics as well as the sports and games the Hillary children grew up playing. Campers will strive for the gold in
various competitions once they have perfected their skills. Rain Date: September 2nd