Outdoor Art & Nature Camps
Our outdoor program strives to elicit in each child a strong sense of the imagination, empowerment, increased mobility & motor skills, respect for self and for others, healthy living, and environmental responsibility. This is achieved by delivering an almost exclusively outdoor-based program where children use the environment and objects found in nature to explore the world. Children are also invited to tend a small organic garden planted with an array of vegetables, herbs and edible flowers. This garden connects the children with their own food sustenance and their joys of eating fresh from the land is inspiring for us all!
2017 CAMP DETAILS:
The Buttercup Camp for ages 3 to 6
9am to 2pm Monday to Wednesday : May 29-31, 2017
This is an outdoor discovery camp for young children. We will learn songs, play games, tend a small garden and explore the woods. Every morning we will prepare together a simple snack made from raw fruits and vegetables while out on our nature walk. We will have our story time, baking and creative play in our small strawbale cabin. Then back outdoors to have a picnic lunch and play to end the day. Cost is $60*/week per child or $25/day (if spaces are available). Children should come with appropriate outdoor wear, a nutritious lunch and a raw fruit or vegetable to share for snack. Please fill out the registration form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org to pre-register.
* 20% sibling discount applies to each additional child from the same family
Forest & Gardens Camp Ages 7 to 12
9am-3pm, Tuesday to Thursday : June 27-29 & July 4-6
The children in our camps love to explore the outdoor spaces, from frog pond to woods trails and kids’ gardens. We will be having a blast, being outdoors in all weather. Kids will hike on great nature trails through the Acadian woods. They will learn about wild edibles and native bird songs and enjoy being immersed in the natural world. We will also tend our kids garden, make garden snacks and even hideouts (bean & sunflower houses!). Cost is $70/week* per child. Children should come with appropriate outdoor wear, a nutritious lunch and a raw fruit or vegetable to share for our morning snack. Fill out the registration form and send it by email to pre-register.
Forest & Stars Overnight Camping, Ages 8-12
Drop off 9am Tuesday, pick up 3pm Thursday: July 18 – 20 (I) & July 25 -27 (II)
This new camp will take the camper through setting up their tents, cooking on a campfire, and enjoying the natural beauty and diversity of New Brunswick’s forests. Level one camping will explore basic camping knowledge and safety. Level two will include some wilderness survival skills like building a simple lean-to-shelter and an introduction to locating star constellations and natural navigation. Cost is $150/week per child which includes food, tenting and transportation. A full list of what to pack is included in the registration form. Registration details are just getting finalized, email if you have any questions.
Yoga, Art & Forest Ecology, Ages 6-12
9am-4pm, Tuesday to Thursday : August 1-3
This is an opportunity for children to connect to themselves and others through yoga, games, art and music. Yoga camp is a fun way for kids to dive into this life-long activity and practice skills for calming, centering, focusing, confidence, and patience. After morning yoga, we will grab sketch books and head to the woods, rain or shine. The summer woods are rich in colour, texture, sound and fresh air. We will explore the ecology of the Acadian forest and hone skills in observation and listening. The cost is $75/week* per child. Please bring a packed lunch, yoga mat (if you have one) and clothing you can move in and be prepared to have fun! Fill out the registration form and send it by email to pre-register.