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 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and run July 5 to August 18, 2016.

Half Day Camps run from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm, Full Day Camps run from 9:30 to 2:30.

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, $25 for non-members

Full Day: $40 for members, $50 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.

2016 Summer Camp Themes

July 5, 6, 7 – SNAKES, SCALES AND SALAMANDERS   

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!

July 12, 13, 14 – TRACKS AND SCATS: BEGINNER BUSHCRAFT

It’s time to sharpen up your wilderness skills! What plants can you eat in the Okanagan? What does a bear footprint look like? Is that a dangerous poison ivy, or is it nice, safe box-elder? Answer these questions and more as we learn to survive in the wilderness!

July 19, 20, 21 – MIGHTY MORPHIN’ ANIMALS

From caterpillar to butterfly, water tiger to diving beetle, nymph to salamander,  animals around the world completely change everything about themselves as they grow! Join us as we investigate how animals change over time!

July 26, 27, 28 – ALIEN INVASION: INVASIVE SPECIES IN YOUR BACKYARD!

From plants that blister to bird-eating frogs, alien species are slowly creeping in all around us. Learn about these strange newcomers to the Okanagan, and how we can help save our backyards!

August 2, 3, 4– ANIMAL DEFENCES

Hawks, bears and badgers, oh my! It’s a dangerous world out there, and animals need to defend themselves from predators. Join us as we explore the world of poison, quills, claws and more!

August 9, 10, 11 – ART NATURE CREATIVE

Get outside and get creative! In this wild week we’ll be making natural art! Collect materials in the grasslands, and make paintings out of roots and berries! Enjoy nature’s beauty through artwork and storytelling.

August 16, 17, 18 – OWLS, EAGLES AND RAPTORS OF THE GRASSLAND

Caw caaww! It’s the final week of camps and we’ve saved the best for last! In this ultimate week we’ll be learning about birds of prey by watching them up close! Take part in a free-flight demonstration with tame raptors; watch them hunt and dive!