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Laurel Creek Nature Adventure Day Camp 2018

Grand River Conservation Authority

Laurel Creek Nature Adventure Day Camp 2018

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Registration Type Remaining Price Fee GST/HST Quantity
Wild Waterloo (Ages 6-10) July 9-13
Expand your local knowledge. Each day we will focus on a local animal by learning about it, playing games, and searching for it. During our travels we will explore the awesome habitats around Laurel Creek that these animals call home, to discover what makes our area wild.
Sold Out $200.00 $0.00 $0.00
Naturalist in Training (Ages 14-16) July 9-13
The Naturalist-In-Training (NIT) Level 1 and Level 2 are designed for teens aged 14 (or 13 entering grade 9 in September) to 16 who are looking for skills that will help with future employment and an opportunity to complete their community volunteer hours. During this leadership week, campers will have the chance to gain certifications such as emergency first-aid and ORCKA-level canoeing or swim safeguard. They will also develop leadership skills and build a knowledge base that will allow them to feel comfortable leading camp activities such as games, arts and crafts and natural history. An overnight campout at Laurel Creek Conservation Area is included in this week-long camp. Each camper will be able to choose to attend at least one additional week of camp where they can volunteer and apply their new skills! First year participants will be Level 1 with returning campers joining Level 2. (price includes HST)
6 Registrations $400.00 $0.00 $52.00
Sticks, Stones, and Bones (Ages 6-10) July 16-20
Build, create, and uncover mysteries of the past and present. Try your hand at building structures and creating art with sticks. From exploring rocks and minerals to discovering ancient animals and solving nature mysteries, this camp is sure to please young naturalists.
Sold Out $200.00 $0.00 $0.00
Try it....You'll Like it (Ages 9-12) July 16-20
It's time to get mucky and discover your wild side. We have come up with some experiences that everyone should try. Have you ever held a snake, eaten a wildflower, or found a geocache? Campers will enjoy a full week of outdoor experiences and challenges that they can check off their bucket list.
Sold Out $200.00 $0.00 $0.00
SPLASH (Ages 6-10) July 23-27
This week you will not stay dry. Water covers over 70% of our planet. It is vital to our survival and a whole lot of fun! Join us as we look at water above and below the surface. We will wade in, get wet and make cool discoveries and most importantly we will have fun, learning about this incredible, but limited, resource.
Sold Out $200.00 $0.00 $0.00
M.A.CH. (Ages 11-13) July 23-27
Are you up for a MACH (Multi Adventure Challenge)? During this week your endurance will be put to the test. We head off from the Nature Centre for full days of hiking, biking and exploring. We will learn to use GPS to navigate trails and discover geocaches. Please bring your bike and helmet on Tuesday for a biking safety session. We will keep them at the Centre overnight for our bike trip to the Conservation Area on Wednesday. Thursday we will be canoeing down the Grand River from Breslau to Freeport.
Sold Out $255.00 $0.00 $0.00
Buddy Adventure (Ages 6-10) July 30-August 3
Adopt a stuffed buddy on the first day of camp and take part in an adventure together every day. A few adventures for your buddy will include building shelters, raft racing and nature hikes. After a week of fun-filled challenges take your buddy home with you.
Sold Out $200.00 $0.00 $0.00
Art Outdoors (Ages 9-12) July 30-August 3
Get your creative side outside! This week, campers will get to experience nature while using various art mediums. We will be letting outdoor activities and natural materials be our inspiration to create some imaginative art. Some topics we might cover include painting, sketching, sculpting, natural plant dyes and digital photography.
7 Registrations $200.00 $0.00 $0.00
Great Outdoors for Girls (Ages 6-12) August 7-10
Get Outdoors Girls is a unique opportunity for girls to explore nature and get comfortable with all things creepy, crawly, muddy and slimy in an all-girl environment. Make new friends while having fun outdoors! Hikes, nature cooking, art projects, animals, campfire songs, stories and more. Girls get to take the lead and learn some outdoor skills to help you develop a lifelong love for getting outdoors.
11 Registrations $170.00 $0.00 $0.00
Damsels and Dragons (Ages 6-10) August 13-17
Celebrate the magical folk of the forest and fields and inspire your imagination. Come exploring with us and meet some of the creatures that have inspired myths and legends. We will look for fairy rings and hunt for other magical creatures and places. Let a dragon land on your nose and find beautiful damsels living by the river. Is it myth, magic or Mother Nature?
Sold Out $200.00 $0.00 $0.00
Survival Challenge (Ages 11-13) August 13-17
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. Campers will have the opportunity to take part in a canoe trip down the Grand River. We will also be testing your skills in a teamwork survival challenge!
Sold Out $255.00 $0.00 $0.00
Spineless Wonders (Ages 6-10) August 20-24
We will explore the world of insects and other creepy crawlies. We will learn about pollinators and spend time in the wildflower garden. We will look under logs and under the water. We will find out where bugs live, what they eat and how they survive. We will go on bug safaris, make bug hotels and other bug crafts. If it doesn’t have a spine we will check it out.
Sold Out $200.00 $0.00 $0.00
Catch, Release, and Record (Ages 9-12) August 20-24
We will be participating in citizen science by catching, observing, and doing surveys of living things and reporting sightings to various nature organizations. Improve your observation skills and reflexes; many things don’t want to be caught! We will also lend a hand by participating in some eco-helper tasks to help species that need an extra hand.
1 Registration $200.00 $0.00 $0.00
Things with Wings (Ages 6-10) August 27-31   more info Sold Out $200.00 $0.00 $0.00
Nature Ninjas (Ages 9-12) August 27-31   more info Sold Out $200.00 $0.00 $0.00

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Event Details

Summer camp at Laurel Creek Nature Centre is all about being outdoors and connecting with nature.  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.

Campers can enjoy a different camp theme each week with hikes, crafts and activities designed to make the outdoors fun!  Campers are outdoors exploring the fields 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.

Intermediate and Senior camps offer kids something a little more challenging and are designed to provide an even more exciting camp experience for our older campers. These camps include much longer wilderness treks and adventures.  Senior camps include a canoe trip down the Grand River.

Please scroll to the bottom of the page for a listing of camp themes and dates.

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

 FAQS

What should my child bring to the camps?

Day camp programming takes place outside as much as possible.  So they need to be prepared to get wet and dirty.

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.

Who can I contact the organizer with any questions?

About two weeks before camp starts you will be sent a camp information package. This will hopefully answer all your questions but if you have any specific questions feel free to email LaurelCreekNC@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 less than three weeks before the first day of camp will be subject to a $100 administration fee.

Camp Options

Wild Waterloo (Ages 6-10) July 9-13: Expand your local knowledge. Each day we will focus on a local animal by learning about it, playing games, and searching for it. During our travels we will explore the awesome habitats around Laurel Creek that these animals call home, to discover what makes our area wild.

 

Naturalist-in-Training Leadership Level 1 and 2 (Ages 14-16) July 9-13:The Naturalist-In-Training (NIT) Level 1 and Level 2 are designed for teens aged 14 (or 13 entering grade 9 in September) to 16 who are looking for skills that will help with future employment and an opportunity to complete their community volunteer hours. During this leadership week, campers will have the chance to gain certifications such as emergency first-aid and ORCKA-level canoeing or swim safeguard. They will also develop leadership skills and build a knowledge base that will allow them to feel comfortable leading camp activities such as games, arts and crafts and natural history. An overnight campout at Laurel Creek Conservation Area is included in this week-long camp. Each camper will be able to choose to attend at least one additional week of camp where they can volunteer and apply their new skills! First year participants will be Level 1 with returning campers joining Level 2.

Sticks, Stones, and Bones (Ages 6-10) July 16-20: Build, create, and uncover mysteries of the past and present. Try your hand at building structures and creating art with sticks. From exploring rocks and minerals to discovering ancient animals and solving nature mysteries, this camp is sure to please young naturalists.

Try it…you’ll like it (Ages 9-12) July 16-20: It's time to get mucky and discover your wild side.  We have come up with some experiences that everyone should try. Have you ever held a snake, eaten a wildflower, or found a geocache? Campers will enjoy a full week of outdoor experiences and challenges that they can check off their bucket list.

SPLASH (Ages 6-10) July 23-27: This week you will not stay dry. Water covers over 70% of our planet. It is vital to our survival and a whole lot of fun! Join us as we look at water above and below the surface. We will wade in, get wet and make cool discoveries and most importantly we will have fun, learning about this incredible, but limited, resource.

M.A.CH (Ages 11-13) July 23-27: Are you up for a MACH (Multi Adventure Challenge)? During this week your endurance will be put to the test. We head off from the Nature Centre for full days of hiking, biking and exploring. We will learn to use GPS to navigate trails and discover geocaches. Please bring your bike and helmet on Tuesday for a biking safety session. We will keep them at the Centre overnight for our bike trip to the Conservation Area on Wednesday. Thursday we will be canoeing down the Grand River from Breslau to Freeport.

Buddy Adventure (Ages 6-10) July 30-Aug 3: Adopt a stuffed buddy on the first day of camp and take part in an adventure together every day.  A few adventures for your buddy will include building shelters, raft racing and nature hikes.  After a week of fun-filled challenges take your buddy home with you.

Art outdoors (Ages 9-12) July 30-Aug 3: Get your creative side outside! This week, campers will get to experience nature while using various art mediums. We will be letting outdoor activities and natural materials be our inspiration to create some imaginative art.  Some topics we might cover include painting, sketching, sculpting, natural plant dyes and digital photography.

Great Outdoors for Girls (Ages 6-12) August 7-10:Outdoor Girls is a unique opportunity for girls to explore nature and get comfortable with all things creepy, crawly, muddy and slimy with fellow girl campers. Make new friends while having fun outdoors! The week will include hikes, edible wilds, art projects, animals, campfire songs, stories and outdoor skills. Girls get to take the lead and learn some outdoor skills to help you develop a lifelong love for getting outdoors.

Damsels and Dragons (Ages 6-10) August 13-17: Celebrate the magical folk of the forest and fields and inspire your imagination. Come exploring with us and meet some of the creatures that have inspired myths and legends. We will look for fairy rings and hunt for other magical creatures and places. Let a dragon land on your nose and find beautiful damsels living by the river. Is it myth, magic or Mother Nature?

Survival Challenge (Ages 11-13) August 13-17: 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. Campers will have the opportunity to take part in a canoe trip down the Grand River.  We will also be testing your skills in a teamwork survival challenge!

Spineless Wonders (Ages 6-10) August 20-24: We will explore the world of insects and other creepy crawlies. We will learn about pollinators and spend time in the wildflower garden. We will look under logs and under the water. We will find out where bugs live, what they eat and how they survive. We will go on bug safaris, make bug hotels and other bug crafts.  If it doesn’t have a spine we will check it out.

Catch, Release, and Record (Ages 9-12) August 20-24: We will be participating in citizen science by catching, observing, and doing surveys of living things and reporting sightings to various nature organizations. Improve your observation skills and reflexes; many things don’t want to be caught! We will also lend a hand by participating in some eco-helper tasks to help species that need an extra hand.

Things with Wings (Ages 6-10) August 27-31: Interested in flight? We will spend this week looking to the skies, exploring the world of birds, butterflies, bats, seeds, and many more living things that have wings. We will go on bug safaris and birding hikes. This week campers will also participate in the great flight challenge to see put their knowledge to the test at the end of the week.

Nature Ninjas (Ages 9-12) August 27-31: Using stealth and awareness, become a protector of the wild spaces around Laurel Creek. Discover the ancient secrets of the Nature Ninja. Draw on traditions both ancient and new, to build epic skills of wilderness survival and invisibility. Join the guardians of our wild realm. Unleash your inner ninja!

Have questions about Laurel Creek Nature Adventure Day Camp 2018? Contact Grand River Conservation Authority

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Laurel Creek Nature Centre
525 Beaver Creek Rd
Waterloo, ON N2V 2L3
Canada

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