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Eco-adventure Summer Camps

Trailblazers

Ages 5.5-7
Must be 5 years & 6 months by camp start date - proof of age will be required

Spending much of their time exploring the shorter network of Discovery Trails, Trailblazers learn and develop a stronger sense of the world around them by beginning to connect to nature and each other. This entails learning about the native ecology of their surrounding environment including identifying prominent flora and fauna. Through reflective journaling, structured play and exploring their own curiosity, this age group gains an understanding of the value of the natural world while having incredible fun doing so! 

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Week 1 - July 2-5 (4 days) Junior Ecologist $329 $56 $60
Week 2 - July 8-12 Wilderness Survival $399 $70 $75
Week 3 - July 15-19 Mountain Mystery $399 $70 $75
Week 4 - July 22-26 Junior Ecologist $399 $70 $75
Week 5 - July 29-Aug 2 Wilderness Survival $399 $70 $75
Week 6 - Aug 6-9 (4 days) Mountain Mystery $329 $56 $60
Week 7 - Aug 12-16 Junior Ecologist $399 $70 $75
Week 8 - Aug 19-23 Wilderness Survival $399 $70 $75
Week 9 - Aug 26-30 Mountain Mystery $399 $70 $75

 

 

Minimum Age

We trust our instructors, and based on several years of feedback about the 5-7 year old age group, participants must be 5 by Dec 31, 2023. This means, they will be a minimum of 5 years and 6 months by camp time. Experience has shown that these 6 extra months, and having a year of school complete, make for a much better experience in camp for them and the rest of their group. Proof of age will be required following your registration.

Our Summer Camp Instructors are highly trained, knowledgeable and adaptable outdoor educators who are capable of delivering high quality, safety focused programs each day. Further, as each day on the mountain is different, they are equipped to instruct in a wide variety of curriculum-linked learning, activities and games, all designed to provide the best experience possible to each camp participant. Here are some activities that will be offered this summer:

  • Nature journaling and reflection
  • Survival skills such as shelter building, signaling and navigation
  • Hiking in mountainous terrain
  • Engaging in indigenous learning included skill building, art & storytelling
  • Investigating animal tracks
  • Bushcraft skills such as knot tying, weaving and lashing
  • Engaging in citizen science projects
  • Developing ecological knowledge of the local Mt Seymour ecosystems
  • Learning about flora and fauna native to Mt Seymour and their traditional usage.
  • Risk assessment and management so as to promote inclusive and safe mountain navigation.