What is Kids 'n Nature Camp?
Kids’ n Nature camp is a one of a kind outdoor camp offered by the Friends’ of Presqu’ile. For five days, campers visit the park daily arriving in a school bus from Brighton to explore different centres and habitats and engage in various outdoor activities, including three beach afternoons. Four camps are offered during the months of July and August, each with different themes. All camps are centered on park-specific habitats and history and apply play-based learning to engage kids with nature. For theme descriptions and dates, see below. Cost is $130 per week per camper. Spaces are limited.
Comments from parents about our 2017 camps:
“Truly amazing camp. The kids where kept busy all day. They brought new information they learned home every day. The camp was very organized. They can’t wait for next summer!!”
“Nice use of guest speakers, variety of activities, a lot of attention given to the students, obvious preparation, highly motivated group leader.”
“All people involved in the camp are amazing. My girls felt comfortable the whole week. My girls had nothing but great things to say.”
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Camps for 8 to 11 Year Olds
In 2018, we offer 4 five-day Nature and Outdoor Adventure Camps, Monday to Friday, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Cost of the camp is $130 per child per week. These camps will be for children who are 8 to 11 years old in this calendar year (children must be turning 8 by December 31, 2018):
July 16 to 20: Presqu’ile Jones and the Missing Treasures
Have you ever wondered what Presqu’ile was like before it became a Park? Travel back in time with us to meet Presqu’ile’s very own pirate, alleged rum runners, and settlers; learn about the sinking of the Speedy and uncover clues leading to our missing treasures.
Update June 19, 2018: There are only four spots left for the week of July 16 to 20.
July 30-August 2: Wildlife Zootopia
Did you know that there are five distinctive habitats in Presqu’ile and each has different ecology, plants and animals? Very few animals can live in all five habitats and some animals are able to do some extraordinary things to help them survive. Join us this week to look for animals in the park, and to find out which animals cooperate or compete with each other.
Aug 13-17: Adventures Back in Time
Every good story must start somewhere, and ours started 450 million years ago during the Ordovician period. Older than the dinosaurs, our park offers much loved fossils, and many interesting tales surrounding our lake. Campers will get the opportunity to explore the many historical events that took place at Presqu’ile and participate in activities such as pirate training, a rum running course and the running of the Presqu’ile hotel.
Aug 20-24: Mission: Migration
Fall will soon be upon us, and while some animals stay, others start travelling to warmer climates to over winter. Have you ever wondered how migratory animals know where to go and how to get there? Campers will get the chance to uncover the techniques and secrets behind animal migration.
Camps for 12 to 14 Year Olds
New for 2018: LINC - Leadership in Nature Camp for 12 to 14 year olds (must be turning 12 by December 31, 2018):
July 9-13: Biodiversity Bonanza
Are you too old for our day camps, but still want enjoy the outdoors with your peers? Do you want to learn more about nature conservation, and increase your leadership skills? Join us to discover why biodiversity is important and how its preservation affects humans, while practicing teamwork, sportsmanship, and leadership skills. This is a perfect introduction to being a volunteer at one of our other camps.
Cost is $130 per week per camper per week.
Are you 12 or older and want to volunteer at our camps for younger kids? We are looking for responsible youth who want to share their leadership skills and enthusiasm for nature. Volunteers will be given a letter to confirm hours. This activity has been approved by ENSS for community volunteers hours.
Update May 9, 2018: All volunteer spots have been taken. Please email us if you want to be on our waiting list.
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How to Register and Pay By CREDIT CARD:
- Look at our calendar below and use the arrows to get to July or August. Within the calendar, click on the name of the camp week you want. A pop up message will tell you if there is space available. If there is space available, you will be asked to enter some basic information about the child you would like to register. You can only reserve one spot for one camper at a time.
- Payment can be made online with VISA or MasterCard (not VISA Debit)
- Once a spot has been reserved, you will receive an email with instructions on how to complete the PERSONAL INFORMATION FORM and how to provide PROOF OF AGE.
- IF your camper has NOT attended our camp before, you must send us PROOF OF AGE (copy of birth certificate or health card) within 2 weeks of registering. Failure to do so will result in the release of your camp spot.
How to Register and Pay by CHEQUE:
- Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to make special arrangements
How will I know I have successfully registered?
You will receive a message on the screen and an email once you have filled in our registration form and submitted payment, confirming it has been received.
You will also receive an email once you have completed your Personal Information Form.
Where do I fill out the Personal Information Form?
Here are the links for the forms, due at least 2 weeks before camp.
Online Personal Information Form for for 8 to 11 year olds: www.friendsofpresquile.on.ca/personal-information-form.php
Personal Information Form for 12 to 14 year olds: www.friendsofpresquile.on.ca/personal-information-form-2018-12-14.php
Camp Registration Calendar