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Nature Day Camps

Summer Nature Day Camps cancelled for 2020; returning in 2021
Explorers Day Camp (Age 6-9) 

Date and registration to be announced March 2021

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 Trails. Pick up and drop off will be from the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority (ABCA) workshop every day with the exception of Friday when pickup will be from the MacNaughton Park Pavilion. Friday – Don’t forget to pack a bathing suit and towel! 

Adventurers Day Camp (Age 10-12) 

Date and registration to be announced March 2021

WILD Adventurers Day Camp provides campers ages 10-12 to explore the natural world at Morrison Dam Conservation Area along the Morrison and MacNaughton Trails. The campers will also develop team skills and knowledge through week full of fun, engaging, hands-on nature-based activities. 

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 that 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 

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. There are a maximum of 18 campers per with an instructor: camper ratio of no less than 1:9. Most of the time, campers will be in one group; however, some activities will be completed in smaller groups.

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. 

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

Drop-off and Pickup 
  • Drop-off is between 8:45 and 9:00 a.m. at 71108 Morrison Line, RR#3 Exeter,ON
  • Please sign your child in at the workshop 

Please park your car in the main parking lot and walk your child to the workshop 

  • Programming begins promptly at 9:00 am and ends at 4:00 pm in the workshop 
  • Pickup is at 4:00 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 
  • EARLY DROP-OFF and LATE PICK-UP: Extended hours are available at no extra cost to all campers. Early drop-off begins at 8:00 a.m. and late pickup ends at 5:00 pm. Please let us know if your child requires either the use of early drop-off or late pickup.