Camps at Stephansson House give children a chance to live history

Children will have a chance to connect to rural Alberta of the 1920s, as Stephansson House Provincial Historic Site introduces new summer

Children will have a chance to connect to rural Alberta of the 1920s, as Stephansson House Provincial Historic Site introduces new summer day camps. Remaining camps run August 8 and 22.

Day camps will run rain or shine, with the day’s program based on the weather and the age of participants. Camps will focus on traditional pioneer crafts, traditional games and outdoor activities, and will include a chance to bake using Helga Stephansson’s wood burning stove. Costumed interpreters will guide children through all activities and introduce them to a world long before computer games and social media.

Registration is required for all day camps, and may be made by calling the site at 403-728-3929 (dial 310-0000 for toll-free access within Alberta) or emailing

Camps run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $10 per child and each child must bring a bag lunch. Children will receive a snack during the day. Registration is limited to 15 children.

Born in Iceland in 1853, Stephan G. Stephansson and his family settled the Alberta prairies near Markerville in 1889. Widely regarded as the greatest Icelandic poet since the 12th century, Stephansson’s prolific literary output has gained him recognition as one of the greatest poets of the western world.

Stephansson House is located seven km north of Markerville, off secondary highways 781 and 592 (20 minutes. For more information, please visit www.stephanssonhouse. org or call 403-728-3929 (dial 310-0000 for toll-free access within Alberta).


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