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Summer Camps in Ottawa

2024 Summer camps TBA.


We have a variety of camps available each year: many for ages 4 – 13, and one week in August for ages 7 – 14. All camps are 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Before-camp and after-camp care is also available.

Below is information about our past 2023 camps for examples of the camps we run.

Feather and Fur

July 3rd – 7th 

(Ages 4 – 13)  This week is focused on learning about our fur-bearing and feathered forest friends. Campers will learn to see the forest through the eyes of a naturalist, exploring the landscape with a keen sense for the birds and mammals that live among us. We’ll move and play games like mammals, learn the language of the birds, and try to find them on the landscape. Wear your binoculars, bring your field guides, dust off your nature journals, and get ready to discover all the wonders of these amazing creatures! ($390)

(Ages 4 – 13)  This week is focused on learning all the amazing things you can do with the versatile gift of the trees: wood! Campers will have the opportunity to learn different methods of creating fire, and will learn how to use all sorts of tools to create anything that their hearts desire. From carving spoons and bows and coal-burning cups, to creating fire by rubbing sticks together, the opportunities for learning are endless. ($390)

(Ages 4 – 13)  This week campers will donn their detective hats, equip themselves with magnifying glasses, and attempt to solve a camp-wide mystery. This camp is a modern-day whodunnit where campers will learn how to read the clues of the landscape through the lens of a master tracker. Something fishy is happening in the forest – and it’s up to our Nature Detectives to find out! ($390)

A Frog’s Eye View

July 24th – 28th
(Ages 4 – 13)  This week campers will have the opportunity to muse the miniature, search the small, and traverse the tiny by exploring the marvellous world of reptiles, amphibians, insects, invertebrates, and mollusks! Campers will spend the week doing activities like catching frogs, making snail farms, finding salamanders and newts, and investigating insects. ($390)

Fantastical Forest Fantasy

July 31st – August 4th

(Ages 4 – 13)  This week will weave storytelling, survival skills and naturalist knowledge into a magical, immersive storyline. Campers will meet fantastical beings like fairies and trolls, build castles and forts, create potions from wild plants, carve magic wands, and so much more. The forest is where we can let our imagination run wild – where anything is possible if you just believe. ($390)

(Ages 4 – 13)  This week is focused on learning about the quiet, green beings that live all around us: plants! Campers will be safely introduced to local medicinal and edible plants and have the opportunity to make medicinal salves, create delicious recipes, brew teas, make crowns and baskets, and even participate in a camp-wide, wild edible cook-off! From hearing their stories and lore to learning about their botanical characteristics through games and play, campers will fall in love with these ever-resilient beings. ($310)

Earth and Water

August 18th – 28th
(Ages 4 – 13)  This camp will be a week full of exploring the magic of all things earth and water! Campers will have the opportunity to work and play with clay, search for fossils, and traverse the streams, rivers, and ponds in our magical, clay-rich forest. Campers should be prepared to get wet and muddy and will bring home wood-fired clay artifacts, a huge smile, and maybe even some fossils! ($390)

Stealth and Survival

August 21st – 25th
(Ages 7 – 14)  This week is focused on the four tenets of survival: fire, food, shelter, and water. Campers will learn how to survive on the landscape, using only materials found in the forest. Simultaneously, campers will be immersed in an exhilarating storyline that teaches them how to hone their awareness – using the sights and sounds of the forest to stealthily move through the landscape without being seen or heard by the unseemly beings of the forest. ($390)