Royal Ontario Museum Summer Club

100 Queen's Park Toronto, Ontario, M5S 2C6 (view map)

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5 to 16 (Coed )
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$250 to $595

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Royal Ontario Museum Summer Club
 

One of Toronto's most creative and diverse summer camps for 76 years, offering an exciting array of fun, activity-based programs inspired by the collections and research of a world-class museum. From archaeology to zoology, programs are sure to match any child's interests and abilities. Full-day, half-day and extended-care options available.


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At the risk of stating the obvious, the resources available at the ROM are varied, vast, and unequalled, and the summer programs make the most of all of it. Like the museum collections, the summer sessions are based in social and natural history, with each session based around a certain theme. Simply attention the museum for a week is, for many kids, a thrill in and of itself. Developing a relationship with docents only furthers that; campers feel that they have a unique access to the staff and the collections, and, frankly, they do. The summer programs have been running for more than 75 years, and while it’s less obvious in the day-to-day, there’s a tradition here as well, one of growing an interest in the world around us, and building an engagement with others based in a specific set of curiosities. The camps are very professionally presented, with programs run by expert, experienced staff. Any way you care to cut it, there’s a lot to love.


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100 Queen's Park
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Ages: 6 - 7
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South Annex,ON
100 Queen's Park
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100 Queen's Park
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100 Queen's Park
Oct 13-Dec 01$270
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100 Queen's Park
Oct 13-Dec 01$270
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100 Queen's Park
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100 Queen's Park
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South Annex,ON
100 Queen's Park
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Upcoming Events

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  • September 23, 2018ROM Family Fundays: Brilliant Science
    Royal Ontario Museum Summer Club, 100 Queen's Park, Toronto, Ontario
    Join us Sunday, September 23 from 11:00 am - 04:00 pm

    Sunday, September 23, 2018
    Drop in activities 11 am - 4 pm

    Let curiosity get the best of you as the ROM celebrates Science Literacy Week with exciting discoveries and hands-on activities.

    Dance Dance Evolution: From the waggle dance of the honey bee to the elaborate display of the peacock spider, discover the wildest moves nature has to offer. Join a lesson led by SaMel Tanz, a contemporary dance company that creates vibrant stories through innovative dance. (12 :00 & 2:00 PM)

    Pop-Up Planetarium: Come stargazing and explore the constellations with ROM teachers in our new pop-up planetarium. Space is limited – first come, first served. (~20-minute shows starting at 11:30 am, 12:00, 12:30, 1:00, 2:00, 2:30, 3:00, & 3:30 pm)

    The End of the Age of Dinosaurs: What's the impact of an asteroid impact? The ROM Palaeo team has been digging into the fossils of the 66 million-year-old Hell Creek Formation to find out. Meet the team, touch real fossils, and hear stories from this summer's fieldwork!

    Taking Care of Spidey: What does it take to raise an eight-legged friend? Find out from the ROM "Web Team" and  local arachnid enthusiasts.

    Real or Fake? In a forensic investigation of a Zapotec urn, ROM Conservators and scientists use cutting-edge scientific technology to peel back the layers and uncover a complicated past.

    Fossil Spider Relatives: Explore the expansive web of spider relatives across hundreds of millions of years.

    Meteorite or Meteor-wrong: Thousands of meteorites land on Earth each year, but could you spot one? Touch real meteorites and test your planetary science skills!

    Mummies & Science: Find out how ROM researchers revolutionized the study of mummies, and how that work is still done today.

    ROM Digitisation Project: Meet the ROM Digitisation Team and see how they are digitising our science and art collections.

    "Out-of-this-World" Organisms: When you magnify some of Earth's lifeforms, they can appear absolutely alien. Get a close-up view of some of the tiny organisms that have inspired science fiction, or are just plain weird. Grab a microscope and start scanning for lifeforms!

    Snack Like a Spider: Sample tasty roasted crickets in a variety of flavours.

    So You Want to be a Museum Scientist? It takes years of training to become a museum scientist. Come meet some of the students who are studying with experts at the ROM to do just that!

    Science of Fashion: Explore the endless possibilities that come from interweaving design, art, and technology. Make your own fashion statement with a clothespin doll.

    Canadian Blood Services: Discover the science behind blood types, decorate a bookmark, and find out how to #GiveLife.

    Meet the Aquarium Keeper: Aquarium keeper Sheldon John explains how he keeps our coral reef thriving. (11:00 am–1:00 pm)


  • October 05, 2018ROM Kids Day Camp
    Royal Ontario Museum Summer Club, 100 Queen's Park, Toronto, Ontario
    Join us Friday, October 05 from 09:00 am - 04:00 pm

    Looking for something to do with the kids on their school PD Days? Join us at the ROM for a day at camp!

    Kids have special access to hands-on learning at the Museum. Register your kids ages 5 – 14 for a full day of ROM Camp.  This one-day version of our popular Summer Club program provides a full day of supervised educational activities, art projects, science experiments, and more!  

    • Pre-registration is required. Limited space is available.
    • Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
    • $85.00 per child; $76.50 per child for ROM Members.
    • Extended Care from 4 – 6 pm: $12 per child; $10 per child for ROM Members

  • October 21, 2018ROM Family Fundays: Digging History
    Royal Ontario Museum Summer Club, 100 Queen's Park, Toronto, Ontario
    Join us Sunday, October 21 from 11:00 am - 04:00 pm

    Dig into history as the ROM celebrates International Archaeology Day! From the oldest tools ever used by hominids to the latest technology available to archaeologists, dig, decipher and uncover the secrets to our shared human past.

    Activites run from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Free with Museum admission.

    Ancient Cyprus: Delve into the sophisticated and rich of history of Cyprus with ROM experts and get up close to objects from an island that lay at the crossroads of history.

    Archaeological Institute of America Digs the ROM: The AIA-Toronto Chapter helps the ROM celebrate International Archaeology Day with bones, pots, re-enactors, and so much more. Find out what archaeology is really all about!

    The CRANE Project (Computational Research on the Ancient Near East): Meet the CRANE team, an international and interdisciplinary research team and find out how technology and collaboration is changing our understanding of archaeology in the Near East.

    Live at the ROM - Principia Legionis: Immerse yourself in ancient Roman military and civilian life with our special guest Roman re-enactors.

    Digging Ontario: Dig into the last 10,000 years of this land’s past and find out how you can help protect our unique and fragile legacy for future generations with the Ontario Archaeology Society.

    Visiting artists: Meet 2017–18 IARTS Textiles of India Grant recipient Rajarshi Sengupta and master block carvers as they share their work.

    ROM CONNECTS
    Beardmore: The Viking Hoax that Rewrote History: Inspired by the true story of Viking swords in the ROM's collections, historian Douglas Hunter offers up a real-life museum detective story.


  • November 16, 2018ROM Kids Day Camp
    Royal Ontario Museum Summer Club, 100 Queen's Park, Toronto, Ontario
    Join us Friday, November 16 from 09:00 am - 04:00 pm

    Looking for something to do with the kids on their school PD Days? Join us at the ROM for a day at camp!

    Kids have special access to hands-on learning at the Museum. Register your kids ages 5 – 14 for a full day of ROM Camp.  This one-day version of our popular Summer Club program provides a full day of supervised educational activities, art projects, science experiments, and more!  

    • Pre-registration is required. Limited space is available.
    • Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
    • $85.00 per child; $76.50 per child for ROM Members.
    • Extended Care from 4 – 6 pm: $12 per child; $10 per child for ROM Members

  • December 02, 2018Family Fundays: Burning Bright
    Royal Ontario Museum Summer Club, 100 Queen's Park, Toronto, Ontario
    Join us Sunday, December 02 from 11:00 am - 04:00 pm

    Join us for a luminous launch of the holiday season. Music and good cheer will fill the air as we celebrate family and festive winter traditions.

    Activities run from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Free with Museum admission.

    My Pop Choir: Enjoy the sweet harmonies of this talented group of community-based choirs! (12:00 & 2:00 PM)

    Light & Lustre: All that glitters is not gold! Explore light and minerals with the help of cool microscopes, ROM experts, and an incredible new topaz gemstone.

    Diwali, Festival of Lights – Good over Evil: Popularly and affectionately known as the “festival of lights’ Diwali is celebrated by over one billion people worldwide. Explore the traditions and celebrations of this joyful holiday including rangoli, diya, and the three-thousand-year-old tale of Rama and the Demon King.

    Hanukkah – Eight Crazy Nights: Jump into history and discover the origins of Hanukkah. Create your own lights to shine through the dark nights of winter.

    The Learning Circle: In Canada’s distinct Indigenous communities, storytelling and oral tradition played and continues to play an essential role in sharing knowledge, moral teaching, education, and entertainment. Winter is a time to share stories about tricksters, the cosmos, and communities.

    Yuletide: Get festive and have some fun as we explore the many traditions around the winter solstice. ROM experts will show you some yule traditions and objects before you get crafty.

    Very Merry: Explore the traditions of Christmas through ROM collections.

    Storytime: Join us for stories about light, nature, family, community, and culture!


  • December 07, 2018 ROM Kids Day Camp
    Royal Ontario Museum Summer Club, 100 Queen's Park, Toronto, Ontario
    Join us Friday, December 07 from 09:00 am - 04:00 pm

    Looking for something to do with the kids on their school PD Days? Join us at the ROM for a day at camp!

    Kids have special access to hands-on learning at the Museum. Register your kids ages 5 – 14 for a full day of ROM Camp.  This one-day version of our popular Summer Club program provides a full day of supervised educational activities, art projects, science experiments, and more!  

    • Pre-registration is required. Limited space is available.
    • Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
    • $85.00 per child; $76.50 per child for ROM Members.
    • Extended Care from 4 – 6 pm: $12 per child; $10 per child for ROM Members

  • January 18, 2019ROM Kids Day Camp
    Royal Ontario Museum Summer Club, 100 Queen's Park, Toronto, Ontario
    Join us Friday, January 18 from 09:00 am - 04:00 pm

    Looking for something to do with the kids on their school PD Days? Join us at the ROM for a day at camp!

    Kids have special access to hands-on learning at the Museum. Register your kids ages 5 – 14 for a full day of ROM Camp.  This one-day version of our popular Summer Club program provides a full day of supervised educational activities, art projects, science experiments, and more!  

    • Pre-registration is required. Limited space is available.
    • Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
    • $85.00 per child; $76.50 per child for ROM Members.
    • Extended Care from 4 – 6 pm: $12 per child; $10 per child for ROM Members

  • February 15, 2019ROM Kids Day Camp
    Royal Ontario Museum Summer Club, 100 Queen's Park, Toronto, Ontario
    Join us Friday, February 15 from 09:00 am - 04:00 pm

    Looking for something to do with the kids on their school PD Days? Join us at the ROM for a day at camp!

    Kids have special access to hands-on learning at the Museum. Register your kids ages 5 – 14 for a full day of ROM Camp.  This one-day version of our popular Summer Club program provides a full day of supervised educational activities, art projects, science experiments, and more!  

    • Pre-registration is required. Limited space is available.
    • Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
    • $85.00 per child; $76.50 per child for ROM Members.
    • Extended Care from 4 – 6 pm: $12 per child; $10 per child for ROM Members

  • June 07, 2019ROM Kids Day Camp
    Royal Ontario Museum Summer Club, 100 Queen's Park, Toronto, Ontario
    Join us Friday, June 07 from 09:00 am - 04:00 pm

    Looking for something to do with the kids on their school PD Days? Join us at the ROM for a day at camp!

    Kids have special access to hands-on learning at the Museum. Register your kids ages 5 – 14 for a full day of ROM Camp.  This one-day version of our popular Summer Club program provides a full day of supervised educational activities, art projects, science experiments, and more!  

    • Pre-registration is required. Limited space is available.
    • Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
    • $85.00 per child; $76.50 per child for ROM Members.
    • Extended Care from 4 – 6 pm: $12 per child; $10 per child for ROM Members


Director's Message

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Kiron Mukherjee, ROMKids Coordinator & Camp Director

Camp Director, Professional Camp Counsellor, But Most Of All, A Doorman

There’s a lot about my job that I love. I love collaborating with our volunteers, assistants and instructors to build our programs; I love seeing our campers’ eyes light up when they meet our Futalognkosaurus; I love buying craft materials for campers to turn into gallery-themed masterpieces… but the part of my job that I treasure most is holding the door at the end of the day during Summer Club.

The practical reasons for being a doorman are to make sure kids leave safely escorted, and to be available to talk to any parents with questions at the end of the day. But the fun part is listening to all the kids tell their parents what they did that day in such animated, excited ways. Some memorable quotes:

“Today I learned that birds are actually dinosaurs, so tomorrow can you make me a dinosaur chicken sandwich for lunch?”

“This morning we went to Egypt and this afternoon we went to China, so now I’m too tired!”

“MOM! Did you know that dinosaurs pooed and I touched a poo today?”

It’s amazing to see how much fun ROM kids have here.

When the last day of camp inevitably rolls around, I love bringing out my guitar to sing one last round of “The Cat Came Back” and “Blackfly” (if you’ve been in the theatre on a Summer Club morning you’ll know what songs I’m talking about). Though we’re all sad to say our last goodbyes for the Summer, it’s always nice to hear the kids continue singing as they get out the door, their parents laughing and often saying, “see you next year!” or “we’re already signed up for Saturday Club”.

Truly, the best part about holding the door at the end of the day is seeing our ROMKids community continue to grow. Recognizing the kids and parents year after year really lets us know we’re doing something right. Being a part of these kids’ lives as they grow up is a tremendous honour.


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"Seeing instructors that have returned from prior years. It is great to see the familiar faces but also shows they enjoy being there."

"My daughter has been attending since 2008 and we've never been disappointed."

"I am very nervous to leave my child when I don't know the staff. I felt instantly comfortable due to the quality of the staff, the number of staff on site and the excellent level of organization."

"My daughter loved the staff at the camp. All the counsellors were always courteous, helpful and pleasant."

 

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Kids really enjoy their camp time at the ROM!

  • "The staff are the most lovely, dedicated and knowledgeable group of people in Toronto children's programming. Their passion for the Museum and it's programs are infectious. We are forever ROM supporters now!
  • "Such a wonderful program – my daughter and I have a great time together!"
  • "The lessons are always at the right level so my son retains the information and is eager to share it with others."
  • "Great for the kids – and I enjoyed it myself... so much I became a ROM member!"
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In the News

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December 19, 2017 - Summer Club 2018 - Registration begins in February - Stay tuned

Engage in a fun and creative summer camp inspired by the collections and research of a world class Museum. ...

June 12, 2017 - ROM Summer Club Celebrating 75th year!

Join us for a celebration of epic proportions as Summer Club commemorates its 75th year! ...




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