Environmental themes, science experiments, cooperative games, kayaking, WildPlay, and outdoor adventures. Children become scientists as they explore local ecosystems and discover nature’s wonders down to a microscopic level by visiting the ocean, marshes and wetlands.
NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Earth Sciences camp will not include WildPlay.
What to Expect
Here are some examples of what campers may experience during the camp:
Plants and Agriculture
After making group introductions, the group will dig into the world of plants and agriculture by creating their own plant pots. Groups will explore the forest through educational games, and wrap up the day by making their EcoQuest journals in which they can track their experiences throughout the week.
On Tuesday, children will begin to grasp an understanding of how earth's different ecosystems interact. Campers will make their own bird feeders, learn about the web of life, and put their learning into action when they take part in Ecosystem Tag.
On Thursday we will take advantage of our beautiful island location and head to the beach! After a morning of exploration and games, campers will spend the afternoon getting to know our ocean from a new vantage point- from a kayak! This adventurous day will leave your child salty and smiling.
On our final day we will expand upon our learning by incorporating some of our favourite west coast animals into the mix! Campers will make CD fish, learn about endangered species, and put their mapping skills to the test by partaking in some geocaching.
Develop a deep connection with nature
Understand the impacts our actions have on our world
Learn about relationships between plants and animals
Develop a better understanding of our local history & culture