Prescott – Summer is a great time for kids to discover fun and explore the natural and cultural treasures of Parks Canada’s special places. That’s 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 returns on Tuesdays at Fort Wellington beginning July 11 until August 15. Children aged 7-12 are invited to re-live history as time travellers to the War of 1812 and 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 play the same games 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 today as space is limited to 20 participants each Tuesday. Register for one day, or for every Tuesday, by contacting Fort Wellington at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 613-925-2896. A complete list of the Fort Kids themes can be found on the Fort Wellington 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 in 2017 by consulting Parks Canada’s website, or downloading the NEW Parks Canada Mobile App, for a list of hidden gems and other unique and memorable ways to celebrate Canada 150.
· While entry to Fort Wellington is FREE for 2017, Fort Kids is an enhanced interpretive program and a registration fee of $14.90 per participant per session applies.
· 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.
· 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.