Summer Camps

Half Day or Full Day Summer Camps

Engage in hands-on natural learning with Allan Brooks Nature Centre Summer Camps! Summer programs are offered by age group – Stay tuned for info on dates for 2018!

Half Day Camps run from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, Full Day Camps run from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Tuesdays: Ages 4-5*  Wednesdays: Ages 6-7     Thursdays: Ages 8+

*Programs for ages 4-5 are offered for half day only

Registration:

To Register: Phone the Education Coordinator at 250-260-4227, or send an email with your completed registration form to: [email protected] (please do not email registration forms containing credit card info)

Our Programs offer hands on nature experiences in a fun learning environment. Each session is customized for the age group indicated.

Half Day: $20 for members, $30 for non-members

Full Day: $40 for members, $55 for non-members

Instructions for parents:

  • Programs will go ahead, rain or shine – please come prepared for the weather!
  • Wear supportive walking shoes
  • Bring a hat, jacket, water bottle and healthy snack
  • Apply sunblock before bringing your child to camp
  • Parents are welcome to remain with child
  • Please give 24 hours to cancel if unable to attend as we keep a wait list. If less than 24 hours is given to cancel we will have to charge a $10.00 administration fee.

2018 Info coming soon! 

Nature Summer Camps 2017 – check out what we did last year as examples of what to expect! 

July 4, 5, 6 – Creature Features

Birds, bears and beavers, oh my! It’s a dangerous world out there, and animals need to be able to survive. Join us as we explore the many ways animals are adapted to surviving in the wild!

July 11, 12, 12 – Get Creative – In the Wild!

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 18, 19, 20 – Raptors of the Region*

Learn about raptor species 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 and take part in a flight demonstration with tame raptors; watch them hunt and dive! * Live Birds of Prey Presentation available for +5/child.

July 25, 26, 27 – Learn to Camp!*

It’s time to sharpen up your camping skills! How do you set up a tent? What do you need to bring with you? What can you use from nature? What plants can you eat in the Okanagan? What does a bear footprint look like? Answer these questions and more as we learn to camp! * Live Birds of Prey Presentation available for +5/child.

August 1, 2, 3 – 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. * Live Birds of Prey Presentation available for +5/child.

August 8, 9, 10 – 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 fish out baby salamanders and inspect them up close! * Live Birds of Prey Presentation available for +5/child.

August 15, 16, 17 – Wetlands & Wild Things*

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! * Live Birds of Prey Presentation available for +5/child.

August 22, 23, 24 – Going Batty

Discover the creatures of the night! Learn about local bat species, how bats fly without bumping into things and how they hunt.  Take a closer look at bat houses!