$160 – $190

2017 Summer Adventure Camps at Rockwood

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Location

Rockwood Conservation Area

161 Fall St S

ON N0B 2K0

Canada

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Discovery, Exploration and Adventure at Rockwood.



Summer camp at Rockwood Nature Centre is all about being outdoors. We believe that the best camp memories come from exploring nature, making discoveries, building a campfire, hiking through the fields and forests, finding frogs and water creatures and connecting with the natural world. Along the way we know that campers will make new friends, learn new games and discover new skills. The camps are action-packed and full of different activities each and every day. All camps focus on environmental discovery and engage campers in the outdoors in a fun, yet educational way. Every camper receives a free nature themed t-shirt.

Campers can enjoy a different camp theme each week with hikes, crafts and activities designed to make the outdoors fun! Participants actively go outside daily to explore the fields, streams and forests that surround the nature centre. Our highly skilled team will share their passion and knowledge of nature and outdoor adventure with your child. Our goal is to connect your child to a lifetime of appreciation for nature and the outdoors.

Camp programming is from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Supervision will be provided from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Every camper receives a free t-shirt.

The Children’s Foundation Free to Play Program provides financial assistance for children in need so that they can participate recreational activities. http://www.childrensfoundation.org/free-to-play/apply-for-funding

Camps

Survival Challenge – July 10 – 14 (Ages 7 - 11)

  • Become more comfortable in nature while learning to read and understand the land and its wildlife. We’ll practice skills like tracking, shelter-building and fire-building. End the week by testing your skills in a teamwork survival challenge!

SPLASH – July 17 - 21 (Ages 7 - 11)

  • Water covers over 70% of our planet, it is vital to our survival…and it is a lot of fun. Join us as we look at water above and below the surface. We will wade in, get wet, make cool discoveries, and most importantly learn to appreciate this incredible resource

Nature Scene Investigation - July 24 - 28 (Ages 7 - 11)

  • Want to become a nature scene detective and solve some mysteries? Put your natural curiosity to work and learn how to look for clues and signs of what is going on around you. This active camp will introduce nature awareness through games and hikes. Campers will develop their tracking skills, examine skulls and bones and study bird nests to solve the mysteries all around us.

Stones and Bones – Jul 31 – Aug 4 (Ages 7 - 11)

  • Uncover mysteries of the past! We will look for fossils, explore rocks and minerals, investigate caves, solve animal mysteries using bones and discover ancient animals. This camp is sure to please young paleontologists and rock hounds.

Survival Challenge – Aug 8 - 11 (Ages 7 - 11)

  • Become more comfortable in nature while learning to read and understand the land and its wildlife. We’ll practice skills like tracking, shelter-building and fire-building. End the week by testing your skills in a teamwork survival challenge!

SPLASH – August 14 - 18 (Ages 7 - 11)

  • Water covers over 70% of our planet, it is vital to our survival…and it is a lot of fun. Join us as we look at water above and below the surface. We will wade in, get wet, make cool discoveries, and most importantly learn to appreciate this incredible resource

Nature Scene Investigation Aug 21 – 25 (Ages 7 - 11)

  • Want to become a nature scene detective and solve some mysteries? Put your natural curiosity to work and learn how to look for clues and signs of what is going on around you. This active camp will introduce nature awareness through games and hikes. Campers will develop their tracking skills, examine skulls and bones and study bird nests to solve the mysteries all around us.

Stones and Bones – Aug 28 – Sept 1 (Ages 7 - 11)

  • Uncover mysteries of the past! We will look for fossils, explore rocks and minerals, investigate caves, solve animal mysteries using bones and discover ancient animals. This camp is sure to please young paleontologists and rock hounds.

FAQs

What should my child bring to the camps?

To make sure that your child has the best possible experience at camp, please be sure to send them with the following items:

- A healthy, nut free lunch and drinks (a refillable water bottle is a good choice)

- Extra snacks – we work up a good appetite every day!

- Sun hat and sunscreen

- Rain gear – just in case!

- A change of clothes and shoes. On hot days we may play water games to cool down so a swimsuit may be a good idea.

Sunscreen and bug spray should be applied before your child comes to camp each day. Staff will remind campers to reapply sunscreen throughout the day. Please be sure your child knows how to apply their sunscreen. We do NOT provide or apply sunscreen or bug spray due to the possibility of allergic reactions.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

A camper information package will be sent to you after you register. In the meantime if you have any specfic questions please email GuelphLakeNC@grandriver.ca.

What is the refund policy?

Full refunds will be granted if requested six weeks before the first day of camp. Refunds requested after that time and up to three weeks before the first day of camp will be subject to a $50 administration fee. Refunds requested after three weeks will be subject to a $100 administration fee.

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Rockwood Conservation Area

161 Fall St S

ON N0B 2K0

Canada

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