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Nature Day Camps

WILD Nature Day Camps 2021

Wonder. Investigate. Learn. Discover.

Changes and Updates!

In an effort to provide a safe learning environment for your child(ren), we have introduced a number of additional protocols. Below are a few changes we wanted to highlight.

  • Increased outdoor time (Yes, more time outside!)
  • Low camper to instructor ratios
  • Daily coronavirus (COVID-19) screening 
  • Masks are required when social distancing is not possible
  • Increased Sanitizing
  • No shared snacks or food
  • 8:30 a.m. Early Drop-Off and 4:30 p.m. Late Pick-Up

To learn more about Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority (ABCA) COVID-19 Policies and Procedures click here:

WILD (Wonder Investigate Learn Discover) Explorers day camp, for ages 6-9, is is now fully registered! (Both July 5-9 week and July 12-16 week). There are a few spaces left for WILD Adventurers, ages 10-13, July 26-31.

Explorers Day Camp (Age 6-9) 

Two Weeks: July 5-9  AND  July 12-16 * BOTH WEEKS OF EXPLORERS ARE NOW FULL!

Program cost: $186/child

WILD Explorers Day Camp provides campers ages 6-9 the opportunity to explore the natural world at Morrison Dam Conservation Area along the Morrison and MacNaughton Sections of the South Huron Trail.

Pickup and drop-off will be from the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority (ABCA) Administration Centre location at 71108 Morrison Line, east of Exeter.

  • July 5-9 registration form July 5-9 Registration Deadline: June 7 * Week 1 July 5-9 is FULL!
  • July 12-16 registration form July 12-16 Registration Deadline:  June 14 * Week 2 July 12-16 is FULL!
Ratio: 
  • Two instructors: 16 campers (maximum)
  • Two instructors: 10 campers (minimum)

Depending on health regulations in July 2021, we may create two separate cohorts of campers, each of with eight campers. On the registration form, we would appreciate any suggested names for your child’s group mates.

Adventurers Day Camp (Age 10-13) 
July 26-30  

Registration Deadline: June 21

WILD Adventurers Day Camp provides campers ages 10-13 to explore the natural world at Morrison Dam Conservation Area along the Morrison and MacNaughton Sections of the South Huron Trail.

The campers will also develop team skills and knowledge through week full of fun, engaging, hands-on nature-based activities. 

Program Cost: $205/child 

Ratio: 
  • Two instructors: 16 campers (maximum)
  • Two instructors: 10 campers (minimum)

Depending on health regulations in July 2021, we may create two separate cohorts of campers, each of with eight campers. On the registration form, we would appreciate any suggested names for your child’s group mates.

Registration Update (March 12):
  • Explorers Week 1 July 5-9 is FULL!
  • Exporers July 12-16 is FULL!
  • WILD (Wonder Investigate Learn Discover) Explorers day camp for WILD Adventurers, ages 10-13, July 26-31, has a few spaces left as of March 12.
Litterless Lunch 

We are committed to the environment and reducing our impact on the Earth! To help us with this commitment please bring food and drinks in reusable containers, with each container clearly labeled with your camper’s name. Recycling and composting facilities are available on site. 

As you sign your child into camp each day, we will verbally verify that there are no nuts/nut products in your child’s lunch or snack. If there has been an oversight and there are nuts/nut products, we will request that these be removed. 

At snack and lunch times, camp staff will also check with children to ensure there are no nuts. If a child has an item that contains nuts, a separate area for eating nuts/nut products will be available to the child. Children who have consumed nuts will also be asked to thoroughly wash their hands afterwards.

Typical Day 

A typical day begins at 9:00 a.m. and finishes at 4:00 p.m. 

Qualified and experienced instructors will build a connection between our child and our local environment by sharing natural history knowledge through exploratory adventures, games, and other activities. Most of the time, campers will be in one group but some activities will be completed in smaller groups.

A Typical Day at Camp

(schedule may change slightly from day to day)

8:45

9:00

Drop-Off

9:00

9:30

Welcome and “Get to know you activity”

9:30

11:00

Block 1

Themed Lesson & Outdoor Skill Development

11:00

11:45

Snack and Free Play

11:45

1:45

Block 2

Themed Games & Activities

1:45

2:30

Snack and Free Play

2:30

4:00

Block 3

30 min Themed Games & Activities

30 min Nature Appreciation

30 min Campfire

4:00

Pick-up

Daily Themes 

Summer Nature Day Camp is a great place to explore and learn about the living natural world! Each day, will we explore a new topic to help build our connection with the local environment.

Drop-off and Pickup 

Please park your car in the main parking lot at 71108 Morrison Line, RR 3 Exeter, Ontario and walk your child to sign them in and out.

Drop-off is between 8:30 and 9:00 a.m. and pickup is between 4:00 and 4:30 p.m.

On the first day, please ensure you meet with one of the camp staff to introduce your child and remind us of anything we should know about them 

Please sign your child in and out by initialing the printed copy of the Sign In/Out/Emergency Contact Sheet 

New for this year: 
  • We require daily coronavirus (COVID-19) screening
  • We are not able to offer extended EARLY DROP-OFF and LATE PICKUP