2023 Eco-Explorer Summer Day Camp!
Norfolk’s Original Summer Nature Camp!
Celebrating our 12th year
This summer our campers can look forward to an amazing and fun adventure every single day of camp! Our camp will take place in the Ryerson Camp at 2202 Front Rd, Vittoria, ON N0E 1W0.
Each day starts with a gathering circle to plan our day. This is followed by activities that combine each week’s theme, along with plenty of games, crafts, exploration and free play. At the end of the day we gather again to talk about what our favourite part of the day was and say our goodbyes for another day. This year we’ll have more guests, more activities and more splash days than ever before!
Cost is $250/week/child. Children must be between 4 and 10 at time of the camp running. Maximum of 30 children per day.
Here are this year’s themes:
Awesome Animals, July 10th – 14th
Did you know that you are an animal in nature and we share our environment with many different kinds of amazing animals? Mammals, Reptiles, Amphibians and more. We will learn about animals through exploration, games and fun activities. Each day we will focus on a family of creatures to find out what makes them different and amazing.
Sticks and Stones, July 17th – 21st
Become a dinosaur for a day! Travel back in time to examine the mysteries nature has hidden for us within fossils, rocks, and sticks. When you find a stick, what do you imagine it could be? We will build, decorate and create with the sticks around camp including shelters, walking sticks, simple machines and much more.
Nature Quest, July 24th – 28th
The world of fairies, trolls, and dwarfs are all around us in nature. Open your imagination and join us as witches or warlocks, completing quests to collect magical gems, creating potions and finding the perfect wand. Enjoying the mythical world and natural world all together as one.
Survival Camp, July 31st – August 4th
Survival skills are essential for becoming an advanced explorer. Throughout the week we will introduce and work on our survival skills which include; making water and cordage, building shelters and fires, reading maps, and using a compass. We will end the week with a big group survival challenge on Friday.
Wild Things, August 8th – 11th CANCELLED
Embrace you wild side with exploring and playing in the wilderness outdoors. This active camp will introduce nature awareness, nature play, and animals. Connect with Nature through hikes, bug hunts and games.
Zombie Survival, August 14th – 18th
Prepare for the Zombie Apocalypse! Throughout the week we will work on skills like tracking, camouflage, and avoiding detection, as well as survival skills like mapping, fire building, cordage, and shelter building. On Friday test your skills to see if you can survive.
Nature Bucket List, August 21st – Aug 25th
What are some of the things you want to do before you are 11 ¾? Build a den? Make friends with a bug? Discover wild animal clues? This week we will be checking off some essential Nature experiences from the 50 things to do before you are 11 ¾ by the National Trust UK.
Insect Safari, Aug 28th – September 1st
In the world of nature, there are many fascinating things that we can find not just on the ground but also up in the air, flying all around! Throughout this week at camp, we will discover the fascinating world of insects and study close-up Ryerson’s butterflies, dragonflies, bees, flies, beetles and much more.
For more information contact us at email@example.com or 519-410-7376.
Nature’s Calling Environmental Education is an incorporated not-for-profit and charitable organization. Our mission is to connect youth and families with nature and the outdoors, to raise awareness and appreciation for our natural world, and to foster a strong environmental ethic through community-based education and engagement. Charitable number is 833705304RR0001.