Forest and Nature School Summer Camp 2019

About Our Summer Camp 2019

Senior Summer Camp registration from within the centre starts on January 28th.-February 1st. Registration for the public starts on February 4th.

Please note that the bus to the Summer Camp leaves our Centre at 8:30 a.m. and returns at 4:45 p.m.

Our Senior Forest and Nature Camp is located at Snyder’s Flats Bloomingdale Mennonite Church in the heart of a beautiful conservation area with scenic trails, lookouts onto the Grand River, pristine pond, meadow and forest ecosystems (see map below). Our senior campers will be bussed from the Centre each morning to the site in Bloomingdale and be bussed back to the Centre at the end of the day. Junior campers will attend camp at our Noecker St. location, with two trips weekly to the Bloomingdale site (on Mondays and Wednesdays).

The camp will offer forest and nature school experiences, connect children to their natural environment, and nurture their ecological identities. Camp activities will include science explorations, fort building, tools, working with ropes, daily campfires, water activities,  nature hikes, music, drumfit, co-operative games, yoga, mindfulness, picnic, drama, dance, sports, scavenger hunts, art activities, and local and aboriginal history, to name a few!

Camp Registration

We have 2 camp groups this year:

  • Senior camp is for children entering grade one in September up to the age of 10.

  • Junior camp is for children entering Senior Kindergarten in September.

NOTE: Community registration opens February 4th.!

Our Junior and Senior Forest and Nature Summer Camps will run for 8 weeks:

Week 1 (July 2-5), Week 2 (July 8-12), Week 3 (July 15-19) & Week 4 (July 22-26)

Week 5 (July 29-August 2), Week 6 (August 5-9), Week 7 (August 12-16) & Week 8 (August 19-23)

To register, download and complete our Application form, General Consent form and Public Health Immunization form and submit the documents on line.

Note:  Maximum 5 weeks per child!

2019 Camp Calendar

To view the activities and lunch menus for each camp week, click on the links below:

Fees

  • $239/week

  • $192/week for the 4-day weeks of July 3 - July 6 & Aug 7 – Aug 10

  • $40 early morning extended care between 7.00 am and 7:30 am

  • $35 early morning extended care between 7:30 am and 8:00 am

 Junior Camp

Children starting Senior Kindergarten in September

22 children

3 educators - (additional educators for excursions) (ratio 1:11 minimum)

Fees include all supplies, tools, meals and snacks. A bug jacket is available for $15.

Senior Camp

Children starting grade 1 in September to 10 yrs old

36 children

4-5 educators (ratio 1:15 minimum)

Fees include all supplies, tools, 3 lunches and 1 bug jacket.

Location of Bloomingdale Mennonite Church

1151 Snyders Flats Rd., Bloomingdale, ON

Scenes from previous camps.