Summer camp registration opens for 2019: Kawartha Conservation

By Lindsay Advocate

With the warmer days of summer right around the corner, now is a great time to think about registering your kids for Kawartha Conservation’s fun, interactive and highly popular summer day and week-long nature camps.

One-day Nature Camps for Kids is back for 2019 offering children, ages 4 (must turn 4 by July 1) to 6, with different themed days and hands-on, structured outdoor learning in a fun, safe and nurturing environment.

Activities include guided hikes, arts and crafts, exploring nature, learning about wildlife, playing games and much more.

“Our camps continue to become more and more popular as parents and caregivers hear about our programming and opportunities for young people,” explained Nancy Aspden, Coordinator, Environmental Programs/GIS Specialist at Kawartha Conservation. “The kids love spending time outdoors, making new friends, learning about bugs and water and animals, exploring Ken Reid Conservation Area, as well as the crafts and stories.”

“These camps are a great way for kids to spend less time in front of a screen, while enjoying spending time outdoors in nature with their friends and making new friends,” added Ms. Aspden.

Camp participants for both the one-day Nature Camps and week-long Nature Explorer Summer Camps can be dropped off at 8 a.m. and picked up at 4:30 p.m. Pick-up can be extended to 5pm for an additional fee.

For youth aged 6 to 10, the one-week Nature Explorer Summer Camp is back with fun, interactive and educational programming with three weeks of camps available in July and August.

“Camp participants will take part in a number of fun and interactive learning activities and games in a safe natural environment,” said Ms. Aspden. “The feedback from parents and youth in previous camps has been extremely positive, which we love to hear. It’s great to see so many local youth enjoying their summer, having fun with friends and making new ones along the way.”

With the growing popularity of the camps, Ms. Aspden is encouraging parents to view camp details online at where they can see more information about the dates and themes as well as register for upcoming camps.

”I have been receiving a lot of inquiries about the camps already with many prior participants eager to sign up before the camps are full,” said Ms. Aspden. “So now is a great time to start thinking about summer plans and taking advantage of the great camps and multi-camp day discounts.”

All camps, both Nature Day Camps and Week-long Nature Explorer Camps will be held at Ken Reid Conservation Area.

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