COVID-19 Information for Parents

Allan Brooks Nature Centre is moving forward with our Nature Summer Camps and registration is open. We have updated our policies and procedures to ensure that your children can continue to attend our nature summer camps safely. View our full Nature Summer Camp Covid-19 Health and Safety Policies here. 

Our new policies for summer camps will include:

  • Reduced group sizes
  • Adjusted seating and work spaces to allow for physical distancing
  • Adjusted activities to allow for physical distancing
  • Individual craft and activity supplies 
  • Individual storage space (“locker”) to keep lunch and personal belongings separate from others
  • Increased amount of time and activities outside
  • Frequent and monitored hand washing and sanitizing 
  • Rigorous cleaning procedures of the facility
  • Adjusted pickup and drop-off procedures (outside) to reduce parents gathering
  • Daily health assessments on drop-off. No one with symptoms will be allowed onsite.
  • Staff will wear face masks while in close contact with children. 
  • ABNC is adjusting our displays and interpretive centre to reduce “hands-on” activities

Nature Summer Camps

Thank you for supporting our 2020 Nature Summer Camps! We can’t wait to see you again next summer!

Allan Brooks Nature Centre offers 3-day long nature camps through July and August! Each week our camps will be offered Tuesday – Thursday. Half day and Full day camps available, with early drop-off and late pick-up options.

Get your children outdoors this summer with hands-on, fun-filled learning at Allan Brooks Nature Centre! Children will learn about our local ecosystems and wildlife through outdoor lessons, play, crafts, games and activities!

For inquiries about our 2021 summer camps please contact the ABNC office. Email: education@abnc.ca Phone: 250-260-4227.

Growing Up Wild is a day camp for children ages 4 and 5. These are half day camps that run from 9 am – 12 pm. Themes change daily.


The Nature Explorers camp is a full-day camp for children ages 6 – 9, that runs from 9 am – 3 pm.


Instructions for Parents
  • Full day camps require a packed lunch
  • Half day camps require a healthy snack
  • Please pack “nut free” lunches!
  • Programs will go ahead, rain or shine – please come prepared for the weather!
  • Wear supportive walking shoes
  • Bring a hat, jacket and water bottle
  • Apply sunblock before bringing your child to camp
Please Note
  • First purchase your tickets to camp. This can be done easiest by viewing the events calendar and then clicking on “Get Tickets”.
  • You can add multiple tickets (camps) to your cart before checking out.
  • Once tickets are purchased, please fill out this Family Information form. It must be filled out once per year.
  • Please contact education@abnc.ca if you have any questions.
  • Cancellations made with at least one-week notice may be eligible for a full refund.
  • Camps may be cancelled if minimum numbers are not met.
  • Children must be toilet trained