The CRCA has offered summer day camps since 1993. Our camps have a focus on learning about nature and the outdoors.
Nature Explorers Camp
Based at Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area, campers get unplugged and experience the great outdoors through our fun nature-inspired theme weeks, hands-on exploration and outdoor activities. For two days a week, campers get loads of time to swim, play on the beach and explore Gould Lake Conservation Area.
About the Camp
Qualified, experienced and returning instructors will teach campers in age appropriate groups (ratio 1:8) ranging from 6 to 11 years old with a maximum of 24 campers per week. Each day will be filled with adventures, knowledge, games and fun. Campers will come away with a greater awareness and connection to the natural world.
- July 4 to 7 – Species Spies: Detect the secret lives of wild friends (short week)
- July 10 to 14 – Wildlife NSI (Nature Scene Investigation): Investigate the happening of the natural world
- July 17 to 21 – Amazing Aerialists: It’s a bird, it’s a plane,… it’s a… ?!
- July 24 to 28 – Incredible Underworld: Discover hidden mysteries
- July 31 to August 4 – Woodland Warriors: Uncover your wild side
- August 8 to 11 – Outdoor Olympians: Soar, leap, glide… crawl with nature’s athletes (short week)
- August 14 to 18 – Eco Heroes: Become a natural champion
- August 21 to 25 – Marsh Magicians: Find magic from down under in the mud to the sky
Fees and Hours of Operation:
Nature Explorers Camp is $195.00 per week
Shortened Weeks: $156.00 (4 day camp)
Regular hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Before and after care is available at the Outdoor Centre from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for an additional charge of $25.00 per week ($20.00 for 4 day program).
Each camper is responsible for bringing a peanut/nut free and litterless lunch every day. Our camp is a peanut and nut free environment due to life-threatening allergies of campers and staff. All waste goes home with your child to be recycled.
About Our 2017 Staff
Our returning and new staff have extensive experience working with children and knowledge about nature, conservation and outdoor skills. Our staff focus on nurturing children and connecting them to nature. A certified lifeguard supervises the swimming at Gould Lake Conservation Area. All of our staff enjoy working with children and passing on their love of nature and the outdoors.
Registration is required for our Nature Explorers Camp. You can register and pay online or fill out our online registration form and call the CRCA Administration Office with a credit card number. We have a maximum amount of children for each week and they do fill up fast so register early!