Growing Up Wild

Join us at the Growing Up Wild Camp! This day camp is for 4-5 year olds, and runs from 9 am - 12 pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at Allan Brooks Nature Centre.

Early drop off: 8:30 am (additional $5 per child per day)

Late pick-up: 12:30 pm (additional $5 per child per day)


  • Non-members $90 (3 days)
  • Members $76.50 (3 days)

Family Membership saves you 15% on Summer Camps!

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Week 1: July 2nd, 2019 - July, 4, 2019

July 2 - Slither, Hop, Crawl

Get your hands dirty as we delve into the wonderful world of leaping lizards, slithery snakes and slimy salamanders! Explore our pond as we search for baby salamanders and inspect them up close! The Bug Guys will be joining us with their live animals!

July 3 - Prehistoric Creatures

Dinosaurs are alive! Join us while we learn about living dinosaurs and travel back in time to learn about the time when dinosaurs ruled the world. In this voyage through time, we’ll find out what it’s like to be a real life paleontologist and dig up our own fossils!

July 4 - Crafty Critters

Birds, bears and beavers, oh my! It's a dangerous world out there, and animals need to be able to survive. Explore the amazing superpowers that animals, plants, and other living organisms have developed to survive and to thrive, from poison, to quills, claws and more!

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Week 2: July 16, 2019 - July 18, 2019

July 16 - Creative By Nature

Get outside and get creative! In this wild week we'll be making natural art! Collect materials in the grasslands to experience nature and make beautiful wild artwork! Enjoy nature’s beauty through artwork and storytelling.

July 17 - Birds, Birds, Birds

Learn about birds of the Okanagan region! Find out how birds are different, what they eat, and what adaptations they have to survive. Learn how they hunt and their different flight patterns. Use ABNC binoculars to find local birds.

July 18 -Nature Superheroes

Become a Nature Superhero with Allan Brooks Nature Centre! Learn what you can do to help save the planet; composting, recycling, conserving water and saving endangered species! Design your own superhero character and help us save nature.

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Week 3: July 30, 2019 - August 1, 2019

July 30 - It’s a Bug's Life

Discover the amazing miniature world of insects in the air and in the water! Learn about our local pollinator pals, play games, collect insects, and investigate with magnifying glasses. The Bug Guys will be joining us with their live animals!

July 31-Learn to Camp

It's time to sharpen up your wilderness skills! What plants can you eat in the Okanagan? What does a bear footprint look like? How do you set up a tent? Answer these questions and more as we learn to survive in the wilderness!

August 1 - Nature Nocturnal

Join us as we discover the night sky and some of the creatures that come out in the dark. Learn about local bat species, how bats fly without bumping into things and all about owls the silent hunters.

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Week 4: August 13, 2019 - August 15, 2019

August 13 - Wet and Wild

Learn about the wonderful world of wetlands and what lies beneath the surface! Use nets to dip and catch insects and salamanders from our pond. Explore salamander habitat, use dissecting scopes to get a closer look at aquatic life, and discover the pond life!

August 14 - Pups, Chicks and little Kits!

From cute and cuddly to naked and ugly, learn more about animals born in the wild. Learn why deer fawns and coyote pups look like their parents, but tadpoles and insect larvae do not.

August 15 - Grow & Learn

Get your hands dirty in our garden this summer! Plant some seeds and learn how to grow your own garden. Get up close and personal with worms our wiggly compost friends and bees our beautiful pollinators!

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Instructions for Parents

  • 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

  • Payment and completed registration forms are required to secure your spot in our camps and are needed prior to day of camp. Send completed registration forms to e[email protected].
  • Cancellations made with at least one-week notice may be eligible for a full refund.
  • Children must be toilet trained

For inquiries about our 2019 summer camps please contact the ABNC office. Email:[email protected] Phone: 250-260-4227.