Recipe for the Best Summer Camp Ever (aka ROM Summer Club 2011)

Posted: September 6, 2011 - 11:27 , by Kiron Mukherjee

A camper shows off his crafts for the camera.

In a World Class Museum, combine:

73 volunteers giving 12,630 hours of service.
20 instructors bringing their expertise and love of subjects ranging from archaeology to zoology.
38 assistants bringing their enthusiasm and care for all our campers.
14 curatorial staff sharing 46 exclusive behind-the-scenes peeks at their work at the ROM.
118 groups exploring and making themselves at home in every gallery of the ROM, including 91 Water Exhibit visits, 105 Egypt Gallery visits, 155 Dinosaur Gallery visits.
2,914 campers diving into learning hands-on, creating masterpieces, and making friends for life.


A happy group of campers ham it up for the camera.

Stir in:

1,386 sheets of bristol board.
14 pounds of dry ice.
56 kilograms of plasticine.
129 litres of paint.
7.3 kilometres of masking tape.
Add other ingredients as desired (googly eyes are highly recommended).

Heat city to Summer-in-Toronto temperatures.
Allow to simmer for 9 weeks of summer fun.

A group of kids dance infront of the handcrafted medieval mural.

Best served with excitement, curiosity, creativity, singing, learning and fun!

6 weeks until Saturday Morning Club
27 weeks until March Break Camp
43 weeks until Summer Club 2012

Thanks for a great summer!