Summer Camps & Programs

Outdoor Art & Nature Summer Camp Programs

Art & Nature Camps in Knowlesville

We are committed to delivering a full 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 the joy of eating fresh from the land.

2021 Summer Camps – registration opens April 12th, 2021

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

Buttercup Camp for ages 3 to 6
Session 1: June 15 – 16 & June 22 – 23
Session 2: August 3 – 4 & August 10-11
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
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 12-15: Drop off 9am Thursday; Pick up 11am Sunday

*Sliding Scale Cost: $150-180
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.