Summer Camps & Programs 2021

*Our 2021 season of summer camps has come to a close, As next summer nears, keep an eye out for the 2022 camp listings and registration form!

Outdoors, Small Groups & Hands-On

Art & Nature Camps in Knowlesville
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!

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

Pre-registration is required – Download the PDF registration form here: 2021 Summer Camp Registration Form

Fillable form can be found here: 2021 Summer Camp Registration Fillable Form

*Buttercup Camp for ages 3 to 6
Session 1: June 15 – 16 & June 22 – 23
Session 2: August 3 – 4 & August 31 – September 1
Tuesdays & Wednesdays 9am to 2:30
Cost: *Sliding scale $40 – $55 / week or $70-100 per two week session.
This is an outdoor discovery camp for young children.  We will learn songs, do crafts, play games, tend the gardens, 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.

*Junior Counsellor Training, Ages 13+
June 29 – 30 overnight: 9am drop off Tuesday & 11am pick up Wednesday.
Cost: *Sliding scale $40 – $50.
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 or Luna Rising camps.)  

*Field and Forest Camp for ages 6 – 12
July 5 – 8, Monday to Thursday: 9am to 3pm
*Sliding Scale cost $80-100
Join us for our 13th season of summer camp in Knowlesville! We will explore the woods, learn survival skills, create with our hands and play lots of outdoor 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!

*Yoga, Art, and Plant Magic Camp for Ages 6 – 12 
July 12 – 15, Monday to Thursday : 9am to 3pm
*Sliding Scale Cost: $80-100
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! 

*Ancestral Skills Overnight Camp, Ages 8 to 13 – FULL
July 20-22: Drop off 9am Tuesday; Pick up 3pm Thursday
*Sliding Scale Cost: $150-180
Come together with a community of friends and build your very own base camp at the edge of the woods. Watch the moon rise over the open meadow and sleep under the whispering spruce & fir, in self-made shelters.  During the day we will play active woods games, learn to whittle, cook over the campfire and furnish our base camp with basic supplies for surviving two nights in the woods!

*Watershed Rangers, Ages 6 to 12
July 26 – 29th, Monday to Thursday : 9am to 3pm
*Sliding Scale Cost: $80-100
We will hike the divide between two watersheds & follow the streams downstream; visit a natural waterfall and play lots of woodsy games. We will also learn to use real tools to collect data on water quality, always learning by doing! Be prepared for wet feet, muddy camouflage and lots of adventure. 

*Teen Overnight Camp, Ages 13-16 
August 13-15: Drop off 9am Friday; Pick up 2pm Sunday

*Sliding Scale Cost: $112-135
It’s time to up the ante with matchless fires, navigating by the stars, 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.  Timed to catch the height of the Perseids Meteor Shower!

*Luna’s Rising, Ages 11-15
Aug 19-22:  9am to 3pm daily & overnight 21st- 22nd.  
*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.

* 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 judgment.

** 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.

What To Bring to Camp:

Every camp comes with unique and different experiences, so before each one starts we will send out an email (provided to us on the camper’s registration) of the items that they will need specifically for that camp. This list below provides a general idea of what the campers should be bringing and what they should be keeping at home.

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 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
√ Swim gear & Towel
√ 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