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Children's Day Camps 

Our new calendar feature shows upcoming events including Open Houses, Special  Bell Homestead Cafe events as well as Children's Camps. Click to view the Bell Homestead Calendar

P. A. Day Pastimes 2013 - 2014

Helen Keller's World - Friday October 11th 2013

Alexander Graham Bell was friends with Helen Keller, the most famous deafblind woman of the 19th and 20th centuries.  Learn all about her life through games, activities and crafts.

By Melville's Mustache (and Beard)! - Friday November 15th 2013

Join us for Movember at the Bell Homestead.  Learn all about Melville Bell, Alexander Graham Bell's father, and make your own mustache!

Winter Wonders - Friday December 20th 2013

Enjoy the wonders of an old-fashioned winter at the Bell Homestead.  Bake tasty treats, play winter games and make holiday crafts.  See the Homestead decorated for December celebrations.

Robbie Burns Day - Monday January 13 2014

Celebrate the birthday of Scotland's most famous poet, Robert Burns, in traditional Scottish style.  Play our Highland games, make a family tartan, and feast on Scottish goodies.

Life Along the Grand - Friday June 6th 2014

Find out all about the creatures and plants that call the Homestead home!  Plant some vegetables for the summer, play some games and make a summer treat.

Ages 5 to 11. Pre-registration is required, $25 per child per day, $12.50 per half day (25% off for museum family members).  Camps run 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Children may be dropped off after 8:45 a.m. and must be picked up by 4:15 p.m.  No before- or after-care. Phone (519) 756-6220 or (519) 756-1500 to register!

March Break 2014

Alexander's Adventures - March 7th to March 14th

Take a trip around the world with Alexander Graham Bell and his family!  Each day we visit another place with fun games, food, and activities.   

  • Friday March 7th - Cape Breton Island
  • Monday March 10th - Sri Lanka
  • Tuesday March 11th - China
  • Wednesday March 12th - Monte Carlo
  • Thursday March 13th - The Pacific Islands
  • Friday March 14th - The Bahamas

Ages 5 to 11. Pre-registration is required, $25 per child per day, $12.50 per half day (25% off for museum family members).  Camps run 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Children may be dropped off after 8:45 a.m. and must be picked up by 4:15 p.m.  No before- or after-care. Phone (519) 756-6220 or (519) 756-1500 to register!

A Century of Connections August Day Camps - August 18th - 22nd and August 25th - 29th

Ages 5 to 11. This summer, the Bell Homestead is offering two exciting weeks of camps in August!  Celebrate over a century of connections and experience each decade in the Bell Homestead's history, from the 1910s to the 2000s and beyond.  Each day is a different decade and each decade has its own exciting foods, games, crafts, and music.  We start on the 18th with the 1910s, when the Bell Homestead first became a museum.  We finish on August 29th with the 2000s, when the Homestead celebrated its first 100 years.  Cost: $25 per day (25% discount for museum members).

P.A. Day Camps for the 2014-2015 school year to be announced in June 2014.

Day camps are for children ages 5 to 11.  Pre-registration is required, $25 per child per day, $12.50 per half day (25% off for museum family members).  Camps run 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Children may be dropped off after 8:45 a.m. and must be picked up by 4:15 p.m.  No before- or after-care. Phone (519) 756-6220 or (519) 756-1500 to register!