Summer Camp at Ukrainian Village Society

Posted on Tuesday July 19, 2016 at 10:40AM

Looking for something for the kids to enjoy this summer?

Historic Children's Program (ages 6 to 11)
Week-long Summer Day Camps, July & August 2016 Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village
Transportation provided with convenient drop-off and pick-up locations in Edmonton and Sherwood Park. Transportation from Vegreville, Lamont and Mundare for week six (August 15 to 19).Register today: www.friendsukrainianvillage.com, 780.662.3855 ext 1164, info@friendsukrainianvillage.com
From hard work to active play, this week-long summer day camp gives kids the experience of pioneer life in the Ukrainian bloc settlement of east-central Alberta in the 1920s. Wearing historic costumes, kids will experience life in a one-room school, learn to cook traditional foods, do chores, help with gardening and have the opportunity to develop their imagination and creativity while exploring nature!

Junior Interpreter's Program (ages 12 to 16)
Week-long Summer Day Camps, July & August 2016 Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village
Transportation provided with convenient drop-off and pick-up locations in Edmonton and Sherwood Park. Transportation from Vegreville, Lamont and Mundare for week six (August 15 to 19).Register today: www.friendsukrainianvillage.com, 780.662.3855 ext 1164, info@friendsukrainianvillage.com
Junior Interpreters will explore the 1920's as real life characters on farms, town businesses and residences. Alongside professional interpreters they will depict the actual youth who lived and worked in buildings at the UCHV. Participants will learn about the history and every-day life of Ukrainian-Canadian settlers in the 1920's and be exposed to opportunities of working in a museum setting.

ABOUT THE UKRAINIAN CULTURAL HERITAGE VILLAGE
The Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village, the fourth largest and most popular seasonal provincial historic site, is located in Lamont County, 25 minutes or 50 km (30 miles) east of Edmonton along Highway 16, just 3 km (1.8 miles) east of Elk Island National Park. For visitors traveling westbound along Highway 16, the UCHV is located approximately 30 minutes or 55 km (33 miles) west of Vegreville.
The site is opened to the general public from the May long weekend to the day after Labour Day, seven days a week from 10 am to 5 pm. It is opened year round for pre-booked tours, school groups, private functions and to the general public for special events from Monday to Friday, 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
History is brought to life at the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village, an open-air museum with 35 restored buildings including three farmsteads and a town site, where costumed role-players recreate the life of early Ukrainian pioneers that settled in east central Alberta from 1892-1930. Visitors can step back in time to hear real stories of hardships and triumphs in Canada’s oldest and at one-time largest bloc settlement of Ukrainian pioneers.

ABOUT THE FRIENDS OF THE UKRAINIAN VILLAGE SOCIETY
The Friends of the Ukrainian Village Society (FOUVS) is a not-for-profit, charitable organization formed in 1984 to promote and encourage the use of the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village (UCHV). The Society hires a majority of front line staff to provide visitors to the historic site with guided tours, historical interpretation of buildings, and museum shop and food services.
In the summer, FOUVS also organizes the popular Historic Children’s Program and Junior Interpreter's Program, weeklong summer day camps which provide children ages 6-16 with an opportunity to step back in time and experience pioneer life from the 1900s.

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