Summer Camps & Programs

Outdoor Art & Nature Summer Programs

We are committed to 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

2020 CAMP DETAILS:

We are excited to announce that registration and payments for summer camps are now being accepted. We have a lot of great programming planned!

Please know that we will be following recommended guidelines to keep the safety of our campers top priority. And FULL REFUNDS will be provided if we have to cancel due to Covid-19, or if your family is affected and needs to cancel. (see our refund policy below for non-Covid related cancellations**)

Don’t forget to register – spaces are limited!
Registrations with payments can be sent to admin@knowlesvillenature.ca

Buttercup Camp for ages 3 to 7
July 15-16 * FULL
August 5-6 (still OPEN)

9am to 2:30
Cost: *Sliding scale $40 – $55.
Due to multiple requests – we’ve added two more outdoor discovery camp for young children this summer.  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 explore the woods & meadows in New Brunswick alongside our trained and experienced staff.

CAMP REGISTRATION FORM HERE: day-camp-registration-form

Junior Counsellor Training, Ages 13+
June 23rd-24th overnight: 9am drop off on Tuesday & 11am pick up on Wednesday.
Cost: *Sliding scale $30 – $40.
Are you ready to hone your leadership skills and help create the magic of camp for younger kids? Sign up as a Junior Counsellor and let your gifts shine! Junior counsellors will receive leadership and skill training, and then will be able to sign up as a volunteer for various weeks of camp to both participate and help lead activities.  Applicable for community service hours.  (Junior counsellors may not volunteer for teen overnight camp.)

OVERNIGHT CAMP REGISTRATION FORM HERE: overnight-camp-registration-form

Field and Forest Camp for ages 5 to 12 * FULL
Monday to Thursday, June 29-July 2: 9am to 3pm
*Sliding Scale cost $70-100
Join us for our 12th season of summer camp in Knowlesville! We will explore the woods, tend our gardens, learn survival skills, and play games. Rain or shine we will venture out into the forests and fields to engage our hands, hearts, and minds. Come play outside with friends! This camp is now FULL. Please consider exploring one of our other exciting camps.

CAMP REGISTRATION FORM HERE: day-camp-registration-form

Ancestral Skills Overnight Camp, Ages 8 to 13
July 14-16: Drop off 9am Tuesday; Pick up 3pm Thursday
*Sliding Scale Cost: $130-180
Come together with a community of friends and build your very own base camp in the woods. Sleep out under the whispering pines in shelters made of natural materials, tell stories around the campfire, learn to whittle, and furnish with base camp with needed supplies. 

OVERNIGHT CAMP REGISTRATION FORM HERE: overnight-camp-registration-form

Teen Overnight Camp, Ages 13-16 
July 21-23: Drop off 9am Tuesday; Pick up 3pm Thursday

*Sliding Scale Cost: $130-180
It’s time to up the ante with matchless fires, awareness games, and leadership activities. Teens will get the chance hone their skills, build self-reliance and confidence, and spend valuable time in community with other teenagers at this nourishing and transformative camp.

OVERNIGHT CAMP REGISTRATION FORM HERE: overnight-camp-registration-form

Yoga, Art, and Plant Magic Camp, Ages 6+ * FULL
July 27-30: 9am to 3pm daily
*Sliding Scale Cost: $70-100

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!  

CAMP REGISTRATION FORM HERE: day-camp-registration-form

Rewilding for Adults, Ages 18+
July 31-Aug 2: 9AM on Friday -11AM on Sunday

*Sliding Scale Cost: $80-110
It’s time to get back to basics! Learn to make fire, carve with a knife, identify wild edibles, and make a survival shelter. Feel your feet on the earth, the cool water of the creek on your skin, the sun on your face. Connect to nature and yourself through ancient skills. Kick off your shoes and reawaken your wild self!

REGISTRATION FORM HERE: Re-Wilding-Registration
What to BRING to Rewilding:
Tent (We hope to sleep in shelters but want to have tents as backup)   / sleeping pad/mat  / sleeping bag & pillow/ water bottle (at least a liter)/ day pack/ fixed blade knife if you have one/ notebook and pencil/ Book to read/journal/ towel and swim suit/ headlamp/flashlight/ Warmer clothes for evening/bug protection/ Good outer gear for any time of weather (rain jacket, sweater, light layers, hat, boots, crocs or comfortable sandals)/ Personal items i.e. Toothbrush/toothpaste/medications/ sunscreen/bugspray/ instruments are welcome!

Luna’s Fire, Ages 10-14
Aug 10-13: 9am to 3pm daily & overnight 12th-13th
*Sliding scale cost: $100-130
This special women-led camp offers a space for girl-identified kids to come together in the community of sisterhood. Carving, weaving, learning wild edibles, cooking nourishing food over the fire, and nourishing the spirit. Build confidence and friendship as we craft, sing, play, and laugh.

CAMP REGISTRATION FORM HERE: 2020-lunas-fire-camp-registration-form

* What is Sliding Scale Cost? :
We provide a range here – or “sliding scale” – in an effort to make our programs accessible to those who couldn’t otherwise participate due to cost. The high end of the scale reflects the full price of recouping our expenses as a non-profit, and our experience is that those who can afford this price will pay it. The lower end is made available for those who find the full price a barrier to joining.
We trust all registrants will self-select wherever they fall on the scale and pay accordingly, with no follow up questions or judgement.

** In non-Covid related instances our Normal Refund Policy will apply: 

 Cancellations with 2 weeks+ notice before the camp starts are entitled to a 100% refund. Cancellations with less than 2 weeks notice prior to camp are entitled to a 50% refund.

Drop-In Summer Sports

Thursdays-in-July : Soccer Baseball @ 7pm
This is a great way to get together with neighbours and play good-old-game of community baseball.  We have the bases and ball. Bring a water bottle and a fun attitude! All ages welcome.  Meet at the hand-pump in the hayfield on Simms Road.