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Fort Kids Summer Fun Planned at Fort Wellington National Historic Site

Fort Kids Summer Fun Planned at Fort Wellington National Historic Site

Register now for themed camp days on Tuesdays in Prescott this summer

Prescott – Summer is a great time for kids to have fun and explore the natural and cultural treasures of Parks Canada’s special places. That is why Fort Wellington National Historic Site has created Fort Kids; a program designed to encourage imagination, discovery, and adventure, while learning about Canada’s heritage.

The popular kid’s day-program takes place on Tuesdays at Fort Wellington beginning on July 10th and runs until August 14th. Children aged 7-12 are invited to re-live history as time travellers to the War of 1812, the 1840 Rebellion, and other periods related to the fort’s past. Each Tuesday presents a new and exciting theme such as Soldier Day, Pirate Day, and Archaeology Day. During the camps, children get the chance to play dress up, build their own forts and naval vessels, and enjoy the same games that children would have played 200 years ago.

Each Fort Kids single day session runs from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Participants who don’t want to miss out on this historic adventure should register soon as space is limited to 20 participants each Tuesday. Register for one day, or for every Tuesday, by contacting Fort Wellington at ont-wellington@pc.gc.ca or by calling 613-925-2896. A complete list of the Fort Kids themes can be found on the Fort Wellington’s website. Parks Canada develops innovative programs, such as Fort Kids, to inspire more Canadians, including youth and newcomers, to experience the outdoors and learn about our history.

Parks Canada is encouraging visitors to plan their trips and discover new and exciting destinations by consulting Parks Canada’s website, or by downloading the Parks Canada Mobile App.

Quick Facts

· Located in Prescott, Ontario, Fort Wellington was built to protect the St. Lawrence River transportation route during periods of Canadian military conflict beginning with the War of 1812, through the Rebellions of 1837 up until Canadian Confederation in 1867.
· The Government is celebrating families and the importance of our protected areas with free admission to Parks Canada’s places for youth 17 and under, starting in 2018 and beyond. Fort Kids is an enhanced interpretive program and a registration fee of $22.00 per participant per session applies.
· Parks Canada will continue to offer free admission to new Canadian citizens for one-year through the Institute for Canadian Citizenship’s Cultural Access Pass Program.
· Fort Wellington offers fun for children daily with Parks Canada’s Xplorers activity, where they can earn a reward by completing a series of challenges.

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