SUMMER NATURE CAMPS
Registration Now Open for 2016
2016 Download your registration package: HERE
2016 Junior Camp Counselors application form: HERE
Our Summer Nature Camps are the perfect choice for the budding naturalist or animal lover. Campers will go outdoors every day and use the area around The Suncor Energy Fluvarium and Long Pond as the home base for camp explorations. With small group sizes fun, friendship, and outdoor adventures await!
Our Discovery and Adventure camps are designed to capture the interest and the imagination of the campers. The schedules for each week of camp will repeat each week. We are often asked if campers can attend more than once during the summer. Though crafts and activities will often repeat, there is always lots of flexibility and opportunity for variation. We find that with new campers and interests each week, each camp is a little different. With the season changing and potentially different special guests available depending on availability in the past campers have attended more than one week and enjoyed them just as much the second time around.
Camps run Monday to Friday, 9 am – 4:30 pm. Drop off and pick up is allowed a maximum of 30 minutes before and after the start and end of the day. There is a supervised lunch break and Campers must bring their own, nut-free, healthy lunch and two snacks. Other allergy concerns will be addressed as they arise.
Full recycling is encouraged including: paper, beverage, containers and compost. Please aim to be waste-free!
A segment of the summer camps is sponsored by The United Way of Newfoundland and Labrador.
At least 2 weeks prior to the camp a complete package will be sent out to our Campers with all other details they may need. Generally campers will be ready for camp if they are dressed outdoor adventure, ready for indoor activities, and bring a lunch and two snacks!
We are looking forward to Camp and hope you are too! Please feel free to contact Denise with any further questions by email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 754-3474.
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Jr. Discovery Camp (One week only)
(Participants enrolled in Grades K, 1 or 2 in the 2015-2016 school year)
Discover the ecosystems around us as we explore the forests, streams and wetlands in our own community and investigate some of the amazing things nature has to share. Each day will focus on a different theme. Some program highlights include:
Monday – Go Fish: Campers will learn all about freshwater fish in our area. Campers practice fishing skills and go on a fishing adventure at Long Pond!
Tuesday – Invertebrates: We’ll look beneath the surface to find amazing river-life! Campers will get to do a bug-sweep and learn to identify the tiny critters living in the stream.
Wednesday – Life in The Forest: The forest is alive! We’ll get to explore the plants and animals nearby and we’ll even take a hike, including outdoor games and lunch, to the MUN Botanical Garden.
Thursday – People & Nature: Animal tracking, hug-a-tree, and finding out that everything we use every day is from nature! Campers will explore how we are as much a part of nature as the critters in the forest and stream.
Friday – Make Your Mark: Today we can make a difference! Each camp will get to decide what they want to do to help the earth or get creative in teaching others about protecting it!
Every week will finish with a show and tell for parents!
(Participants enrolled in Grades 3, 4 or 5 in the 2015-2016 school year)
Adventure into the mysterious lives of the critters that live in and around our rivers and ponds. Each camper will explore and identify with a different animal that lives in and around the wetlands and make a unique mask so they can transform into and really think like these animals. Campers will discover the habits and habitats of each animal and consider how the humans impact the lives of these creatures.
Through wilderness treks, storytelling, exploration and creative endeavors, campers will discover new connections between the natural world and themselves.
This is an ideal camp for curious young people who want to better understand the natural world around them and their own role in it. With The Fluvarium and all of Long Pond for us to explore we will dive into the lives of the creatures found in the wetlands throughout Newfoundland and Labrador and discover how we are all connected.
The theme of this camp is very different from the Discovery Camp and planned with this older age group in mind. The structure of each week will remain the same, though some of the content will be directed by the interests of the campers!
The Campers will create a special presentation for the parents for the last day.
We are looking forward to taking you on some awesome adventures at camp! Please feel free to contact us with any further questions by email email@example.com or telephone 754-3474.