sUMMER CAMPS 2023
Nature – the biggest teacher of all!
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!
what to expect
Games and Teambuilding Experiences!
The KAN Centre offers a variety of day camps for children of all ages. We aim to create a memorable experience that engages children with nature, play and crafts. Each camp has their own unique theme and activities that nurtures the child’s curiosity, creativity, and enthusiasm. The camps change each summer, but some of the popular camps we have offered include:
For younger children, between ages 3-6, this is an outdoor discovery camp. Buttercup campers get to learn new songs, do crafts, play games, tend the garden, and explore the woods. The fields and forests made for a wonderful setting for children delight in the wonders of nature!
Field and Forest
One of our oldest running camps, Field and Forest is a week long day camp for children between ages 6-12. Children get the opportunity to explore the woods, garden, learn survival skills, and play games. Rain or shine they venture into the forests and fields to engage their hands, hearts and minds.
Yoga Art and Plant Magic
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!
The KAN Centre has been expanding our selection of overnight camps to give children of all ages the opportunity to camp under the stairs and on the forest floor! Whether it’s rekindling or creating a relationship with nature, campers will be outside, rain or shine, learning new skills, playing games, and
One of our longest running overnight camp. Ancestral skills expands over two nights and introduces younger children to shelter building, bushcraft, fire-building and cooking over a fire.
Coming of Age Camps
We have offer coming of age camps, a female-lead camp for girl-identifying campers, and a male-led camp for boy-identifying campers where campers learn to work together, build confidence and learn survival skills throughout the week and finishing off with an overnight. This is an opportunity for campers to create and strengthen bonds with fellow peers, and share experiences and stories.
Ready for a challenge? This camp takes teens bushwhacking and trekking through the forests with minimal gear to camp under the stars. They will learn to pack only what they need to survive! Hone survivalist and bush crafting skills, and thrive in the wilderness!
Please Check here in the future for our 2023 Summer Programs!
Thank you for your interest in this year’s summer camps! We’re looking forwards to another wonderful year.
the need to knows!
Are you wondering what to bring to camp? How to register?
We’re here to help you! If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to reach out and contact us.
Phone: (506) 376-6400
Registration and Pre-Payment
Pre-registration and pre-payment are required to secure your spot for any of the camps!
Please send your Summer Camp Registration Form for each child to firstname.lastname@example.org (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.
Cancellation and Refund Policy
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 check 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.
What To Bring
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.
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 colors 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.
√ 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 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).
√ Good outer gear for any time of weather (rain jacket, sweater, light layers, hat, boots, crocs or comfortable sandals)
√ Largewater bottle (or two smaller ones)
√ Camp dishes (a non breakable bowl , spoon and fork)
√ Fixed blade for carving
√ 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 specific to ancestral skills
√ Changes of clothes
√ Light Colored 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