What is Needed?
  • 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 – children must be toilet trained to attend camp.

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:

  • Masks are required to be worn by Nature Explorers Campers (they will be worn when inside the interpretive centre and when in close contact with Camp Leaders – not all day). Masks are not required for Growing Up Wild Campers.
  • Reduced group sizes
  • 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.

The Family Information Form is required to completed once per year. Your booking is not finalized until both payment and Family Information Form are received.

Complete your Family Information Form here. 

  • 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.

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 education@abnc.ca.

Nature Explorers Camp

Our Nature Explorers Camp is now SOLD OUT. 

This day camp is for 6-9 year olds, and runs Tuesday – Friday at Allan Brooks Nature Centre.

Full day 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

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

Late pick-up: 3:30 pm (additional $5 per child, per day)

Rate:
  • Non-members: $198 (4-days)
  • Family Membership Holders: $168.3 (4-days)

Family Membership saves you 15% on Nature Summer Camps!

Themes change weekly. See the full list of dates and themes below.

Please Note:

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