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Nature Adventure Day Camp at Laurel Creek Nature Centre- Summer 2020

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Habitat Adventure (Ages 6-10) July 6-10
Each day we will focus on exploring, learning, and playing games about the plants and creatures that make a special habitat home. Forest, meadow, marsh and creek, who lives where?
1 Registration $205.00 $12.04 $0.00
Naturalist in Training (Ages 14-16) July 6-10
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. 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 evening program on Thursday night until 10pm is included in this week-long camp. Campers who have completed NIT Camp with a positive review from their camp staff will be welcome to come back 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.
14 Registrations $400.00 $22.92 $54.98
Magical Adventure (Ages 6-10) July 13-17
The forests and fields surrounding the Laurel Creek Nature Centre are filled with mystery and magic. Campers will embark on daily adventures using stories, map-reading, tracking skills and mystery-solving. Join us for this week of imaginative outdoor play.
Sold Out $205.00 $12.04 $0.00
Nature Art Adventure (Ages 9-12) July 13-17
Get your creative side outside! This week, campers will enjoy a week immersed in nature play while using their imaginations to create and explore art outdoors. Some topics we might cover include painting, sketching, sculpting and digital photography.
1 Registration $205.00 $12.04 $0.00
Buddy Adventure (Ages 6-10) July 20-24
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.
$205.00 $12.04 $0.00
Survival Adventure (Ages 11-13) July 20-24
Become more comfortable in nature while learning to read and understand the land and its wildlife. We’ll practice skills like observing, navigating, tracking, shelter and fire building. We will be testing your skills in a teamwork survival challenge! We will visit the Laurel Creek Conservation Area on Thursday. Parents please drop off and pick up your child off at the Laurel Creek Conservation Area on Thursday.
6 Registrations $205.00 $12.04 $0.00
Water Adventure (Ages 6-10) July 27-31
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.
13 Registrations $205.00 $12.04 $0.00
Bucket List Adventure (Ages 9-12) July 27-31
It's time to discover your wild side. We have come up with a list of 50 fantastic experiences that everyone should have before they are 12. Have you ever gone bird watching, eaten a bug, started a fire without a match, hiked all day or caught a dragonfly? We have a full week of outdoor experiences and challenges for campers to check off their bucket list.
Sold Out $205.00 $12.04 $0.00
Nature Adventure (Ages 6-12) August 4-7
During this week at camp, outdoor “child-centered” play is our goal. The Laurel Creek Nature Centre site provides natural features like rocks, dirt, trees, bugs, flowers, mud, and water for children to enjoy and discover. Campers will be able to dig, collect, build, splash and play. This camp is rich in Vitamin “N” for nature.
20 Registrations $170.00 $10.09 $0.00
Tree Hugger Adventure (Ages 6-10) August 10-14
Meet the giants of the plant world. There’s no WiFi in the forest, but we promise you’ll find a better connection. Come explore the wood wide web and find out how food chains depend on plants. Campers will get to know the giants of the forest, learn plant helpers from plant hazards, help in the pollinator garden, and find out how the whole food chain depends on plants.
7 Registrations $205.00 $12.04 $0.00
Senior Nature Adventure (Ages 11-13) August 10-14
During this camp week, we will hike and explore the forests, fields, and wetlands surrounding the Laurel Creek Nature Centre property. We will take our time, take in the views, and learn about packing light and Leaving No Trace. Our goal for this camp is to provide an unforgettable experience that connects each youth with nature, themselves, and the greater world around them. We will visit the Laurel Creek Conservation Area on Thursday. Parents please drop off and pick up your child off at the Laurel Creek Conservation Area on Thursday.
8 Registrations $205.00 $12.04 $0.00
Buddy Adventure-Around the World (Ages 6-10) August 17-21
Adopt an exotic stuffed buddy on the first day of camp and take part in an adventure together every day. Our imaginations will take us on a trip around the world with our buddies as we learn about some of the ecosystems and animals that live on our planet. We will explore the arctic, the oceans, the savannahs, and the forests. After a week of fun-filled challenges take your buddy home with you.
Sold Out $205.00 $12.04 $0.00
Nature Maker Adventure (Ages 9-12) August 17-21
Calling all crafty critters! What do birds, beavers and humans have in common? They are all great at building and making things. Let nature teach you about engineering and design. Try your hand at building natural structures, creating art with sticks, making maps, and solving simple engineering problems while spending time outdoors.
6 Registrations $205.00 $12.04 $0.00
Insect Adventure (Ages 6-10) August 24-28
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.
1 Registration $205.00 $12.04 $0.00
Animal Adventure (Ages 9-12) August 24-28
Are you an animal lover? Do you want to learn more about animals? This camp is for you. You will get up close and personal with the animals that live in and around the Nature Centre and learn about those that don’t. Find out what animals eat, where they live and some of the cool things they do to survive. Activities this week include adventure hikes, survival games and nature investigations.
Sold Out $205.00 $12.04 $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  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.

Our staff to camper ratio is 1:8. All staff have first aid training.  Grand River Conservation Authority is an Accredited Member of the Ontario Camps Association.

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 Themes and Dates:

Habitat Adventure (Ages 6-10) July 6-10:  Each day we will focus on exploring, learning, and playing games about the plants and creatures that make a special habitat home.  Forest, meadow, marsh and creek, who lives where?

 

Naturalist-in-Training Leadership Level 1 and 2 (Ages 14-16) July 6-10: 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. 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 evening program on Thursday night until 10pm is included in this week-long camp. Campers who have completed NIT Camp with a positive review from their camp staff will be welcome to come back 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.

 

Magical Adventure (Ages 6-10) July 13-17: The forests and fields surrounding the Laurel Creek Nature Centre are filled with mystery and magic.  Campers will embark on daily adventures using stories, map-reading, tracking skills and mystery-solving.  Join us for this week of imaginative outdoor play.

 

Nature Art Adventure (Ages 9-12) July 13-17: Get your creative side outside! This week, campers will enjoy a week immersed in nature play while using their imaginations to create and explore art outdoors.  Some topics we might cover include painting, sketching, sculpting and digital photography.

 

Buddy Adventure (Ages 6-10) July 20-24: 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.

 

Senior Survival Adventure (Ages 11-13) July 20-24: Become more comfortable in nature while learning to read and understand the land and its wildlife. We’ll practice skills like observing, navigating, tracking, shelter and fire building. We will be testing your skills in a teamwork survival challenge!  We will visit the Laurel Creek Conservation Area on Thursday.  Parents please drop off and pick up your child off at the Laurel Creek Conservation Area on Thursday.

 

Water Adventure (Ages 6-10) July 27-31: 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.

 

Bucket List Adventure (Ages 9-12) July 27-31: It's time to discover your wild side. We have come up with a list of 50 fantastic experiences that everyone should have before they are 12. Have you ever gone bird watching, eaten a bug, started a fire without a match, hiked all day or caught a dragonfly? We have a full week of outdoor experiences and challenges for campers to check off their bucket list.

 

Nature Adventure (Ages 6-10) August 4-7: During this week at camp, outdoor “child-centered” play is our goal.  The Laurel Creek Nature Centre site provides natural features like rocks, dirt, trees, bugs, flowers, mud, and water for children to enjoy and discover.  Campers will be able to dig, collect, build, splash and play.  This camp is rich in Vitamin “N” for nature.

 

Tree Hugger Adventure (Ages 6-10) August 10-14: Meet the giants of the plant world.  There’s no WiFi in the forest, but we promise you’ll find a better connection. Come explore the wood wide web and find out how food chains depend on plants.  

 

Senior Nature Adventure (Ages 11-13) August 10-14: During this camp week, we will hike and explore the forests, fields, and wetlands surrounding the Laurel Creek Nature Centre property.  We will take our time, take in the views, and learn about packing light and Leaving No Trace. Our goal for this camp is to provide an unforgettable experience that connects each youth with nature, themselves, and the greater world around them.  We will visit the Laurel Creek Conservation Area on Thursday.  Parents please drop off and pick up your child off at the Laurel Creek Conservation Area on Thursday.

 

Buddy Adventure-Around the World (Ages 6-10) August 17-21: Adopt an exotic stuffed buddy on the first day of camp and take part in an adventure together every day. Our imaginations will take us on a trip around the world with our buddies as we learn about some of the ecosystems and animals that live on our planet. We will explore the arctic, the oceans, the savannahs, and the forests. After a week of fun-filled challenges take your buddy home with you.

 

Nature Maker Adventure (Ages 9-12) August 17-21: Calling all crafty critters! What do birds, beavers and humans have in common? They are all great at building and making things.Let nature teach you about engineering and design.  Try your hand at building natural structures, creating art with sticks, making maps, and solving simple engineering problems while spending time outdoors.

 

Insect Adventure (Ages 6-10) August 24-28: 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.

Have questions about Nature Adventure Day Camp at Laurel Creek Nature Centre- Summer 2020? Contact Grand River Conservation Authority

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