Join Our Waitlist!
If you are looking for a week of camp that is already sold out, make sure to join our waitlist to receive notification if tickets become available! To join the waitlist:
- Visit our Events Calendar.
- Select the week of camp you are interested in.
- If the camp is sold out, a “Join Waitlist” option will appear. Select this option.
- Complete your contact information.
- Repeat for any other weeks you are interested in receiving notifications about.
Instructions for Parents
What is Needed?
- 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 – children must be toilet trained to attend camp.
Covid-19 Health and Safety
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 policies for summer camps will include:
- 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
- Daily 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 in the camp.
- Camps will be kept separate from the general public visiting the Interpretive Centre.
Family Information Form
The Family Information Form is required to be completed once per year. Your booking is not finalized until both payment and Family Information Form are received.
- Requests for cancellations must be made more than 1 week (7 days) before the start of the camp session to receive a refund, minus a $30 administration fee.
- Cancellations with less than 1 week (7 days) notice may not be eligible for a refund.
ABNC may cancel camp if enrollment numbers are not met. Full refunds will be given.
At Allan Brooks Nature Centre we work to create a safe, inclusive environment for everyone. Our staff use positive reinforcements, empowering language, and friendly reminders of what appropriate behaviour looks like, sounds like, and feels like. When conflicts arise, we guide children through conflict resolution discussions so they can develop empathy and interpersonal skills. When necessary, staff will discuss with parents/guardians strategies for improving behaviour.
However, in some cases a Camp Leader may need to remove the child from the camp. Parents/guardians will be asked to pick up the child immediately. A refund will not be given in this event. Examples of behaviour that will result in removal include (but are not limited to): violence to themselves or others, bullying, damaging property, refusing to follow safety rules, repeatedly running out of sight, or continued disruption of the program.
Send a Kid to Camp Fund
At the Allan Brooks Nature Centre, we want all kids to experience the joy that time in nature can bring and grow up with a connection to the natural world.
Our Send a Kid to Camp fund allows us to help all children experience summer camp and has been made possible thanks to our generous donors. If you would like to apply for funding assistance with the Send a Kid to Camp fund please contact [email protected].
GROWING UP WILD CAMP
AGES 4 TO 5 | HALF DAY CAMP | 9AM TO 12PM
The Growing Up Wild Camp encourages children to explore our natural world! This camp is a 4-day half-day camp that runs Tuesday – Friday, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm.
Standard Rate: $140 | Members Rate: $119
Late Pick-up (12:30pm): $15
*All camps are tax-free.
Family Membership saves you 15% on Summer Camps!
*Membership must be purchased in advance to receive your discount code
Send a Kid to Camp funds available if needed, contact [email protected] to apply.
July 18th – 21st
Plants & Pollinators
Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. Join us as we learn about our pollinator pals (including bats!) and how they help plants grow. It’s thanks to these incredible creatures that we are able to grow our favorite foods like apples and strawberries. Campers will observe our live bee hive, watch a plant grow from seed, and discover how our wriggly worms turn compost into soil!
Aug 1st – 4th
Scales, Feathers & Fur
Snakes, owls and coyotes, oh my! Why do reptiles have scales? How come a spider is not considered an insect? Learn all about the animal kingdom and what makes different species unique. Campers will learn all about our local wildlife and their adaptations to live in specific ecosystems. Animal lovers unite!
Aug 15th – 18th
From ponds to marshes and lakes, wetlands are essential habitats for all kinds of plants and animals. Discover what a watershed is, where our water goes and how we can protect it. Campers will use dip nets to explore life below the surface in our grassland wetland and find out what creatures live there.
- Registration must be done online.
- First purchase your tickets to camp. This can be done easiest by following the links on the current page or 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.
For inquiries about our 2022 summer camps please contact the ABNC office. Email: [email protected] Phone: 250-260-4227.