Pour les jeunes de 5 à 14 ans, le Club d’été du ROM est l’occasion de faire de nouvelles découvertes, d’explorer le monde et de créer toutes sortes de choses. Depuis quelque 80 ans, le Musée organise l’un des camps les plus créatifs et amusants en ville grâce à sa vaste gamme d’activités inspirées des collections et des recherches de notre musée de calibre mondial. Nos galeries fascinantes, nos objets authentiques et nos employés d’un rare professionnalisme vous promettent une expérience hors du commun.
Participez à nos fascinantes découvertes dans les immenses collections d’art, de culture et de nature du Musée. Des ateliers nous permettront d’explorer les galeries de façon originale et stimulante. Nous avons hâte d’entamer cette 80e année du Club d’été en compagnie des nouveaux campeurs et des habitués. Venez passer l’été au ROM et vivez une expérience inoubliable !
Le Club d’été est offert en anglais seulement cette saison.
Inscrivez-vous vite, nos programmes se remplissent vite !
Vous voulez en savoir plus sur le Club d’été ? Visionnez cette vidéo d’orientation pour notre personnel et les campeurs.
|Session 1||4 au 15 juillet 2022 (10 jours)|
|Session 2||18 au 29 juillet 2022 (10 jours)|
|Session 3||2 au 12 août 2022 (9 jours, excluant le 1er août)|
|Session 4||15 au 26 août 2022 (10 jours)|
|Session 5||29 août au 2 septembre 2022 (5 jours)|
How to Register
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Full payment is required at the time of registration.
Mail the registration form together with payment and consent form to:
Royal Ontario Museum
ATTN: Programs Department
100 Queen’s Park
Toronto, Ontario, M5S 2C6
Drop off the registration form at the ROM’s Admissions Desk.
Registrations paid for by credit card can be faxed to 416.586.5562. Your fax transmission report is proof of our receipt.
Note: One form per child. Registrations are not accepted by phone.
Important: Registrations paid by cheque should be made payable to the Royal Ontario Museum. Post-dated cheques will not be accepted. Please ensure you have calculated the correct payment on your cheque otherwise your registration will not be processed and it will be returned to you by mail.
Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis and is limited to the space capacity. Full payment is required at the time of registration. Due to COVID-19, this year's camp will be offered at a reduced capacity. During the Members' exclusive sign-up period and open general public registration period, spots will be offered on a first-come, first-basis.
To pair your child with a friend, please indicate the other child’s name on the registration form.
Note: To enroll in an age group, the child must be the appropriate age by the end of the calendar year. For example, if your child turns 5 by December 31, 2022, they can join a 5-year old group this summer as a 4-year old.
Registrations will not be processed if they are incomplete.
July 4 to July 15, 2022
July 18 to July 29, 2022
August 2 to August 12, 2022
August 15 to August 26, 2022
August 29 to September 2, 2022
Fees listed are per camper per session.
A fee of $30 will automatically be charged to children transferring from one course to another, in addition to any adjustments if transferring between differently priced sessions Transfers will be permitted up to 5 business days before the course start date, pending availability.
Cancellations & Refunds
Cancellations must be received in writing no less than two weeks prior to the course date for a refund of 80%. Please email your cancellation notice to email@example.com
Any requests for cancellations received after the two-week period will be processed only if accompanied by a medical certificate and received prior to the end of the first week of the camp period.
In the case of insufficient registrations for any course, we reserve the right to cancel the program, and a full refund will be forthcoming with the option to transfer to another available course.
No refunds will be issued for days when a camper is absent, and missed days cannot be made up.
ROMKids is dedicated to creating an accessible and inclusive experience for all children. If you have questions about accessibility at Summer Club or are interested in extra support for your child, please contact Kiron Mukherjee, ROMKids Manager & Camp Director at 416.586.5636 or firstname.lastname@example.org (email is preferred at this time).
Confirmations will be sent by mail/e-mail only. Unsuccessful applicants will be contacted by telephone immediately upon receipt of registration.
T-shirts! Order a ROM Summer Club T-shirt
It’s the perfect attire for summer fun and makes a great souvenir!
Child size shirts $20; Adult size shirts $20 (tax included). We can’t exchange sizes so please check your child’s size before ordering.
ROM reserves the right to make changes to programs and policies at any time.
All programs are HST exempt under Registration # R105248256.
Class Size & Instructors
Classes are limited to 20 children. Staff ratios: 6:1 for 5 year olds, 8:1 for 6 to 7 year olds and 10:1 for children 8 and older.
Instructors hold a degree from a post-secondary institution and have professional experience, including teaching experience. Assistants are senior high school or university students who have extensive experience in educational programs. Each group also has two or more volunteers to provide additional support.
To request a volunteer application, please e-mail email@example.com or call 416.586.8043. Volunteers must be at least 15 years old.
Entrance: Use the President's Choice School Entrance at the south side of the museum. Go down the small set of stairs between the Museum and the Planetarium and through the first set of glass doors on the right. We will greet you inside the doors.
Drop-Off and Pick Up: Parking is not available at the Museum. You may drop off and pick up your children briefly at the school bus loading zone on Queen's Park on the east side of ROM. Parking in this area and/or blocking the bus stop are considered parking violations and may be ticketed. The Museum assumes no responsibility for such violations nor can we assist you with parking tickets.
The TTC bus and subway routes also stop at our door. Call 416.393.INFO for details.
Supervised Morning Drop-Off: Summer Club Staff are available from 8:30 am to 9 am at the school bus drop-off zone and at the gates in the Museum subway stop to escort campers to their morning groups. Staff can be identified by staff shirts and badges.
Early Bird Films: Children arriving between 8:15 am and 9 am will enjoy free early bird films until official programming begins.
Supervised Lunch: Participants will picnic in Philosopher's Walk (weather permitting) behind the Museum from 12 pm to 1 pm. Children should bring their own bag lunches, drinks and snacks (NO NUTS PLEASE).
Extended Care: Extended care, consisting of relaxed, supervised activities, will be available for a limited number of children from 4 pm to 6 pm. It is offered on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Your Child's Safety and Pick Up
Children MUST be picked up promptly after programs or extended care ends. Late fees of $1 per minute apply.
We do not permit children to leave unattended. Children ages 11 to 14 years of age can leave on their own if they have a signed note from home summarizing permission for relevant dates.
Please provide a note if you know in advance if your child is going to be absent. Please telephone 416.586.8043 if your child is ill and will not be attending.
Children are released only to people whose photo ID matches the name(s) submitted as authorized pick-up people. Names can be added to this list throughout the session.
Check out our orientation video and learn more about how Summer Club works!
8:15am - 9:00am: Drop off and sign in at our lockers.
9:00am - 10:15am: First half of the morning session. Lesson time with the instructor as well as gallery exploration.
10:15am - 10:45am: Break time in the ROMKids Lunch Room or, weather permitting, outside in Philosopher's Walk.
10:45am - 12:00pm: Second half of morning session. Work on art projects or science experiments in our learning labs.
12:00pm - 1:00pm: Time to fuel up for the afternoon. We'll have a supervised lunch in our classrooms and relax to a few short films.
1:00pm - 2:15pm: First half of the afternoon session. We'll continue to explore the galleries with our instructor and work through our art.
2:15pm - 2:45pm: Afternoon Break
2:45pm - 4:00pm: Second half of afternoon session. Time to wrap up all our work and prepare to go home.
4:00pm: Sign out at the lockers.
4:00pm - 6:00pm: Extended Care.
- Programs are 2-weeks long (one week during session 5) and are offered daily Monday to Friday. 2-week sessions cannot be reduced to a single-week registration.
- ALL PROGRAMS are FULL-DAY PROGRAMS offered from 9 am to 4 pm.
- Programs are for children ages 5 - 14.
- Supervised mid-morning and mid-afternoon BREAKS take place outdoors in the park (Philosopher's Walk) behind the Museum, weather permitting.
- Children bring their own lunch and snacks. No nuts please.
- Typical daily programs begin with a visit to a Museum gallery that sets the context for a creative project or experiment in the Museum’s classrooms or labs.
- Busing is not available.
- Leadership in training programs for ages 14-16 will return next year.
- Updated policies and procedures related to COVID-19 will be made available in June before camp sessions start.
Programs do not run on August 1st, 2022.
You must hold a valid ROM Family Membership at the time of registration to take advantage of the Members' exclusive sign-up period. Exclusive Members’ sign-up period runs until April 17, 2022
NOTE: To enroll in an age group, child(ren) must be the appropriate age by the end of the calendar year. For example, if your child turns 5 by December 31, 2022, they can join a 5-year old group this summer as a 4-year old.
- ALL PROGRAMS are FULL-DAY PROGRAMS offered from 9 am to 4 pm with a supervised 1-hour lunch break from 12 pm - 1 pm.
- Extended Care is offered from 4 pm - 6 pm.
- All sessions are 2 weeks except Session 5: August 29 - September 2, 2022, which is one week. 2-week sessions cannot be reduced to a single-week registration.
- No classes will be held on August 1st, 2022.
- Leadership in training programs for ages 14-16 will return next year.
- Updated policies and procedures related to COVID-19 will be made available in June before camp sessions start.
The ROM reserves the right to make changes to programs and policies at any time.
At the Museum there is no shortage of wonderful treasures to feast on. On your adventures, you’ll meet brown bats in a dark cave, bustling bees in a busy hive, and animals in art from our Indigenous gallery, Egyptian exhibition, and beyond. What you find on your museum travels will unleash your imagination and inspire stories, art and more!
Turn back time to the dawn of life, and get to know extinct animals like the massive mastodon, daring Dunkleosteus, and mighty T. rex. From what they ate to how they moved, there’s a lot to learn about our new friends. Then, discover how these fascinating prehistoric beasts influenced the mythical animals we love in our favourite stories today. Become junior palaeontologists in this prehistoric adventure!
Go wild as you investigate the puzzling properties of water, the gravity-defying fancies of flight, or the many special ways animals sense their surroundings. Try experiments, create your own gallery-inspired art, and go on a Science Safari of the Museum!
Swim with the fish, soar through the sky and traverse across the wonderful earthen plains as we adventure around the world. Meet the Museum’s critters and creatures, face off against our mighty tiger, and obsess over our glittering gems. Join us as we learn about everything from the sea to the sky!
Join us on an odyssey through ROM! Learn the tales of famed heroes and heroines, learn about gigantic gods and goddesses, and face off against monsters, beasts, and mischief-makers. Travel to India, Greece, and beyond and discover the stories and glories of the ancient world!
The Museum is full of timeless treasures just waiting to be discovered. What amazing artifacts or surprising specimens will you find in the magical museum chest each day? Tools for a dinosaur digging expedition? Wings to take flight? A protective amulet to wear through ancient Egypt? Night vision goggles to help you see in the Batcave? Your incredible adventures will stretch your imagination and inspire stories, crafts, and artwork!
Get ready to search every corner of the Earth in this globe-trotting adventure. We’ll find something special on every continent. Why is the Great Wall of China so long? How did people create the pyramids in Egypt? Why are there giant heads on Easter Island? We’ll discover all of these stories and more as we travel around the world!
Grab your crayons, paintbrushes, and pencils and get ready to open your ears, eyes and minds for an around-the-world artistic adventure! Journey through the Museum’s many amazing exhibitions and galleries like ancient Egypt, Rocks and Minerals, and Mediaeval Europe, and gain inspiration for your brilliant masterpieces. No corner of the ROM will be left unturned as you let your creativity soar!
Hey! What’s the big idea? We’ll answer our own questions and conduct experiments as we become junior scientists. How do people travel to space? What can we learn from digging up fossils? What’s at the bottom of the ocean? We’ll explore the land and the sky as we recreate some of history’s most famous experiments. Put on your lab coats and safety goggles because there’s about to be an explosion of science!
Dig into the natural world and ancient history and discover what buried treasures lay below us! From the prehistoric fossils that line our Museum, and the natural resources that fuel our homes, to the ancient cities that mystify us, our Earth is filled with amazing wonders just waiting to be uncovered. Explore, examine, and experiment your way to a better understanding of where our world came from, where it’s going, and how we can preserve it.
Learn about the wonderful and wild marvels of planet Earth! Swim with our aquarium fish, spelunk in our famous Bat Cave, and rocket to the Moon. Visit Bull the Southern white rhinoceros and learn why the species is endangered. Then, become a climate protector and find out what we can do to preserve our planet and protect our wildlife!
Uncover thrilling and exciting stories from around the world as you meet bold adventurers, brave Samurai, peaceful protestors, and brilliant scientists. Find out how mythical heroes outsmarted great beasts, or discover how a muskrat can save the world. Bring these exciting adventures to life through drama, stories, and one-of-a-kind works of art.
Grab your canvas, put on your smock, and prepare your paintbrushes! Embark on an artistic journey through the Museum’s many astonishing galleries. Find your muse as you travel to Korea, Egypt, Greece, and more! Learn all about the world of colours, patterns, and shapes. Be inspired by the stories and science around the world for your own fantastical creation!
Calling all monster hunters! We’re searching for some of the world’s most famous mythical creatures. Find out how dragons became feared and revered throughout Europe and Asia, and how stories of sea monsters kept people from swimming! We’ll answer the riddles of the mysterious sphinx, dive for Nessie, and search the forest for a bigfoot sighting. Then, uncover the potential origins and inspiration behind these fantastical tales. Get ready to devour lore from around the world as we find monsters on the move!
Tour our world-famous Museum and discover the most amazing artifacts and spectacular specimens the ROM has to offer. Explore ancient Egypt and learn the history of Hatshepsut, take cover under our Chinese temple and find out how the zodiac was created, and visit our biodiversity gallery to say a quick hello to our friendly fish. Aspire to become a future ROM curator as we investigate the marvels this museum holds!
All young scientists are welcome as we embark on a journey to understand how life began! We will work our way from the tiny building blocks that make us who we are, to the amazing organisms that inhabit our earth. Conduct hair-raising experiments and eye-popping demonstrations as we dig deep into the world of science!
Dig and dive your way through this exploratory expedition to learn what it’s like to discover historical objects frozen in time! Exhume dinosaur fossils, excavate ancient Islamic sites, and unearth secrets of the past! Learn about the world of artifacts and ecofacts and what they can tell us about the past lives of animals and humans on this worldwide excursion!
There are so many different things in the Museum– so let’s explore them all! Art, culture, nature; why choose just one? We’ll explore the ROM from all angles as we combine all the greatest things the Museum has to offer. From making great masterpieces of art to dabbling in backyard science experiments, we’ll do it all. Make your way through every gallery as we become masters of all things museum. Get ready for a little bit of this and a little bit of that as we create a hodgepodge of adventures!
Oh the places you’ll go….all over the Museum! Since our evolution to Homo sapiens, humans haven’t stopped moving. Find out how early humans navigated the world and found their way to North America! Then, shift gears and look at some of the most famous voyages throughout history. From the “mystery” of the Franklin Expedition, to the esteemed Micronesian navigator Mau Pialiug’s journey through Oceania, to Apollo 11’s first mission to the moon, this session will be filled with fascinating tales of impressive quests! Journeys might end, but adventure is always out there, and we are going to find it!
Prepare for an adventure of mythical proportions! From fire-breathing dragons and fickle fairies, to heroic adventurers and sneaky tricksters, you’ll discover the ancient origins of your favourite myths, monsters, and more. Match wits with a Minotaur, make a protective amulet, and reveal the secrets of the ancient Egyptian underworld. Astounding tales, amazing feats and inspiration abound for your own legendary stories, artwork, and games on this fantastical adventure.
Be on the cutting edge of science and technology as we explore new frontiers. Learn how scientists are planning to travel to Mars, and gain insider knowledge on ROM’s participation in an exploratory mission to the asteroid Bennu. Discover the research being conducted at the bottom of the ocean, and how scientists are combating climate change by creating alternative energy solutions. Find out how researchers everywhere are pushing the envelope of science and finding new frontiers.
Put on your smock and get ready for an art-filled session! Be inspired by the decorative amphorae of Greece, the stunning textiles of India, and the eye-catching butterflies in our Biodiversity gallery, as we paint like Pollock and colour like Kahlo. Free your creativity and colour outside the lines on this journey through the Museum!
From the origins of life, to the first flight of dinosaurs, to the rise of humans, palaeontology covers a vast amount of awe-inspiring science and history. Explore our world-class collection of fossils spanning hundreds of millions of years, learn about the Museum’s cutting-edge research on prehistoric life and discover how palaeontologists preserve, piece together, and study their finds. How did life begin? Are dinosaurs truly extinct? Can Ice Age beasts be brought back to life? Find out in PalaeoQuest!
Join us in debunking history’s hoaxes on this quest to fact-check history! Discover the true story behind the Patagonian Giants, find out about the radio broadcast that simulated an alien invasion, and learn about the Etruscan Terracotta warriors and how even museums can be fooled by fake artifacts. Study how rumours, false reporting, and hoaxes can shake the world as we know it and what you can do to make sure that truth prevails!
Can’t decide whether to fulfill your flare for the artistic or test your inquiring mind? Why not do both in this exciting take on the classic Summer Club experience. Sample a smorgasbord of topics inspired by the ROM’s galleries, collections, and research. Spend your mornings roaming the ROM to explore world arts and cultures that will inspire your own artistic creations and then trek through our galleries and beyond in the afternoon to discover a world of scientific investigation.
Towering Northwest Coast Totem Poles, a ravenous Albertosaurus, and the swift Abenaki birchbark canoe are some of the coolest things in the Museum, and they all come from what we now know as Canada! Explore our country's rich natural history and cultural heritage as you are inspired by the extraordinary biodiversity, gold-seeking Yukon prospectors, or Ojibway beadwork. Stay home this summer as you discover all the things our hometown has to offer!
Prepare yourself for a voyage of mythic proportions through ancient times and places. Each day you’ll have a new quest to fulfill as you discover the myths and legends of the Celts, Romans, Greeks, Egyptians, and more. Follow the epic adventures of Rama, join the Argonauts on their hunt for the Golden Fleece, or search for the Holy Grail. All this adventure will guide you as you create your own monsters, heroes, and myths.
Go bold this summer in an avant-garde art experience! Discover new techniques through experimentation with different media. Use innovative patterns and designs to create radical masterpieces through canvas, fabric, and sculpture. Be inspired by the Museum’s diverse collections and find your own unorthodox style as you push the boundaries of contemporary art to new territories.
Shhhh! Become a spy-in-training and discover the world of espionage, subterfuge, and secret missions. Travel to times past and decipher calamitous moments in history before uncovering the secret world of spying and intelligence. We will trek to China and eavesdrop on Sun Tzu’s tricky tactics, sneak our way to Europe to uncover the hidden history of modern espionage, and join secret services across the world. Keep your ear to the ground as we learn about real-life gadgets, remarkable undercover agents, and extraordinary covert operations on this enigmatic adventure!
Delve into a legendary world where YOU create the story. Tour the Museum and discover the real-life inspirations behind popular table-top role playing games as we study biodiversity, ancient cultures, artifacts, weapons, and more! Then, join a ROM-inspired campaign full of magical beasts, mystical arts, and unsolved mysteries. Create characters, strategize, and try to stay on the Dungeon Master’s good side on this exploration into imagination!
Gather around one and all as we discover the greatest stories the world has to offer! From the myths of ancient Greece, to the spectacular tales of the Norse Gods, and the mysteries of ancient Egypt - we’ll learn about some of the most famous monsters and legends. Then, bring the fables to life as we get hands-on with artifacts and specimens. Find out about fantastical beasts of the past and present on this adventure of epic proportions.
Our world is on fire, but we can still save it! The climate crisis is posing a very serious threat to the world around us. Together we will trek through the Museum’s diverse galleries to discover the earth’s vast and interrelated ecosystems, meet our endangered animal friends, and learn about the science behind the climate crisis. Then, discover how we can reduce our carbon footprint through daily sustainable practices. The world needs innovative and mature leaders, and youth are stepping up! Become a force for nature and learn all about how we can use our voice and action to promote positive change in the world!
Explore the vastness of the universe as we delve into the great unknown. Learn how mathematicians have attempted to estimate the probability of extraterrestrial life, and how they continue to ask the question “Where is everybody?” Find out how scientists may genetically engineer the perfect astronaut, and how they already genetically engineered the perfect apple. Discover how scientists are attempting to resurrect the woolly mammoth, and how emerging fields of renewable energy can help us in the fight against climate change. Be on the cutting edge of scientific discovery as we solve modern-day problems!
Get ready to unlock some of the Museum’s greatest mysteries as we learn the secrets behind Canada’s largest museum. Find out how one of the Museum’s most famous dinosaurs went missing for decades, and how the largest animal ever found made its way through the doors. Explore the ROM’s hidden collections and learn the stories behind some of the most mysterious artifacts and specimens. Become a museum insider as we discover the ins and outs of the Museum’s history.
The ROM is one of the most diverse museums in the world, with researchers studying everything from archaeology to zoology. Sample the best the Museum has to offer through hands-on labs and insider info on palaeontology, mineralogy, anthropology and more. Become a ROM researcher as you explore a different “ology” every day!