Summer Camps & Programs

Outdoors, Small Groups & Hands-On

Where children are learning on the land, from the land. We offer both day camps and overnight camps for various age groups. Rain or shine we are out in it; playing, learning and making friends with ourselves, each other and the amazing living world all around us!

2022 Summer Camps Registration for all camps:
Summer Camp Registration form (PDF)
Summer Camp Registration form (Word docx)
Summer Camp Registration form (fillable PDF)

Registration can be sent to admin@knowlesvillenature.ca

We now have a camp and daycare registration for children ages 6 and under! You can find more details at the bottom of the page, under Summer Programming Information.

2022-07-08 Update: We have a new date for Teen Overnight Camp! Join us on August 9th-11th (more details below)


2022 Camp Listings (remaining)


Buttercup Camp / Camp Capucine*

Ages 3 to 6
Tuesdays & Wednesdays – 9am to 3pm
    Session II*: July 19-20; July 26-27;
Session III: Aug 2-3: Aug 9-10;
Cost: $60/wk or $100/session

This is an outdoor discovery camp for young children. We will learn songs, do crafts, play games, tend the garden, and explore the woods. Our forest trails and open fields are the perfect setting for our youngest campers to delight in the wonders of nature.

*New French immersion program (no prior language experience needed) French Description below:

Le Camp Capucine (Buttercup Camp II)

  • le mardi & mercredi le 26-27 juillet.
  • pour les enfants de 3 à 6 ans / ages 3-6

Ce camp de découverte extérieure a tout pour plaire: des sentiers boisés, des grands champs ainsi que des jardins avec légumes frais et biologiques. Des journées remplies de bricolages créatifs, des jeux d’explorations avec des notions d’écologie et botanique. L’occasion idéale pour côtoyer la nature et socialiser avec les amis tout en étant guidé par des animatrices bilingues. Dans ce camp, les petits apprenants du français prendront plaisir à se salire les mains dans la terre en chantant des comptines!
**Aucune base langagière n’est requise puisque ce camp sera en anglais et en français.


Yoga, Art and Plant Magic

Ages 6-12
July 25-28: 9am to 4pm daily
Cost: $125

This unique camp brings the ancient gifts of yoga, plant medicine, and artistic expression all into one amazing week. Stretch into tree pose and flow into down dog, play balance games, and feel your inner peace. Make poultices, teas, and salves with the helpful plants who live all around us. Bring your sketchbook to the woods and enjoy the rich textures and colours of the Acadian forest. Nourish your body, mind, and soul!


NEW DATES! Teen Overnight Camp

Ages 13-17.
**August 9-11th: Drop off 9am Tuesday; Pick up 2pm Thursday
Cost: $200

Our teens will take off on a grand adventure through the Howard Brook Protected Natural Area that runs for hundreds of hectares behind the Knowlesville Art & Nature Centre’s upper trail system. Teens will learn to pack what they need to survive in the backcountry, and learn skills to thrive in the wilderness. All experience levels are welcome; campers should be ready for a physical adventure and sleep under the stars.


Summer Programming Information

Pre-registration and pre-payment are required to secure your spot for any of the camps

Please send your 2022 Summer Camp Registration Form for each child to admin@knowlesvillenature.ca (note that only one summer camp registration is required for each child even if they are attending multiple camps)
A non-refundable pre-payment of $25 is required to secure a spot in each of the camps. A sibling discount of 20% is automatically applied to multiple children in the same family when attending camps during the same week. More information about payment and discount options can be found at the bottom of the registration form.
Downloadable Word Document: 2022 Summer Camp Registration Form(Word)

We have a variety of childcare options for children under the age of 6, from camps to daycare.
e have three sessions of buttercup camp for ages 3-6 and duckling camping for ages 3-6. We are now offering a new Nuthatch Daycare as well for children ages 1-4. You can find the registration below!

Registration (PDF): Summer Camps and Daycare

Registration (Word docx):  Summer Camps and Daycare

*note that we cannot offer discounts on Nuthatch Daycare at the moment

Cancellations for any of our camps must be made by telephone or email request.
If cancellations are made at least 2 weeks before the camp starts, a cheque will be issued for the full refund of camp fees minus the pre-payment of $25.  We cannot provide refunds via e-transfers.
Cancellations made with less than 2 weeks notice prior to camp start date are entitled to a 50% refund.
NOTE: If public health directives are reinstated that prevent us from holding any of our camps, you will receive a full refund.

Below you will find a general list of things to expect to pack for camp. As all of our camps are unique, once the date nears, we will send you a list specific to that camp.

Clothing:
Please send your child to camp in clothes that can stand up to adventures, mud, and water, and still be comfortable to wear. Natural, earthy colours are a bonus! Campers should wear shoes that are comfortable to walk and run in (not flip-flops). A long sleeve for warmth or bug protection is helpful. Please send rain-gear if the forecast calls for rain! We will be outside in all weather.

Day Camp:
√ Water bottle
√ Long-Sleeve shirt & Hat for Sunny Days
√ Good Shoes or sandals for hiking
√ Change of clothes & Outer Rain Gear
√ Healthy Snack
√ Healthy Lunch
√ Backpack your child can carry

What NOT to bring:
X Electronics
X A watch
X Cell phone (we have a phone for emergencies don’t worry)
X Toys from Home

Note on Technology at Camp: Summer at Knowlesville is time to unplug! Please leave all electronics at home so they stay safe and your camper can fully engage with our wonderful programming in nature. A camera is acceptable if the device has no other capabilities (no games or internet).

Overnight Camps:
√ Flashlight
√ Good outer gear for any time of weather (rain jacket, sweater, light layers, hat, boots, crocs or comfortable sandals)
√ Large water bottle (or two smaller ones)
√ Camp dishes (a non breakable bowl, spoon and fork)
√ Fixed blade for carving
√ Backpack
√ Toothbrush/toothpaste
√ Book to read/journal
√ Sleeping bag and pillow
√ Sleeping pad/mat/wool blanket
√ Small/medium size tarp, if you have one
√ Tent (the smaller/lighter the better- this will be carried along with gear. If children are part of the same family/friend bubble tents can be shared) *this is specifically for ancestral skills
√ Changes of clothes
√ Light Coloured Shirt or Coat for Night Hike
√ Warmer layers for the evening (including a hat)
√ Medication (if any) in original packaging with directions to be given to camp counselors upon arrival

This summer we have the unique opportunity to offer a broad range of camps, some of which will be taking place at KAN Centre while others will be located at Fairlight Farm.

To get to Fairlight farm you drive past the school and take a right onto South Knowlesville. Drive to the end of the road will widen out to a bus turnabout. There will be counsellors waiting at that spot for drop-off and pick-up. If they want, parents and guardians are welcome to park their vehicles and walk with their campers to the farm!

The following camps will be located at Fairlight Farm:

  • Duckling Camp
  • Luna's Fire
  • Farm Camp
  • Teen Overnight Camp