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    2017 SUMMER FUN

    DAY CAMPS for kids ages

    3 to 13

    Leadership Development program for ages 13 to 17 Register online: www.rbg.ca/campsSpace is limited register soon!

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    Day Camp Programs for 3- to 13-year-olds At Royal Botanical Gardens we build our programs on a foundation of inquiry-based and experiential learning. We believe in allowing program participants to ask questions and follow their curiosity. We know that there is no substitute for a direct experience in nature, and that given the right opportunity, participants can create meaningful connections that last a lifetime.

    Our programs use active, hands-on exploration and activities to engage participants and to immerse them in the natural world. We integrate up-to-date science and research, and tailor our programs to the needs and abilities of program participants. Most importantly, we know that fun must be an integral part of education, and that the best learning often happens when you least expect it.

    Royal Botanical Gardens Discovery Day Camps are about fun, education and respect set in one of the most biologically diverse natural areas in Canada. We provide hands-on environmental education programs that suit the ages, needs and interests of our participants. Our programs feature a wide variety of activities and daily explorations of ecologically significant nature sanctuaries covering over 1,000 hectares of wetlands, fields and forests. Our goal is to help your child develop a lifelong connection with the natural world that sustains our lives.

    CAMP MISSION AND VALUES: Royal Botanical Gardens Discovery Camps strive to promote healthy environmental attitudes and lifestyles through safe, respectful, fun and diverse outdoor learning experiences.

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    Programs are developed to meet the age and stage appropriateness of campers within the listed age range. Please register your child in the appropriate camp for their age.

    * Due to recent updates to the Childcare Modernization Act legislation, any child enrolled in a full-day camp program must be 4 years of age or older at the time of the camp start date.

    Camps at the Nature Interpretive Centre Camps at RBG Centre

    Week Ages 4 and 5 Ages 6 and 7 Ages 8 and 9 Ages 10 to 13Half dayAges 3 and 4

    Ages 4* and 5 Ages 6 and 7

    1. July 47 Creature Craze Animal Wonders Ecosystem All-Stars The Living Laboratory Nature Explorers Legends of the Forest Nature Connects

    2. July 10-14 Going Buggy Water Powered Living in the Wild Venture Quest Nature Explorers Hands-on Nature Valley Adventures

    3. July 17-21 Making Sense of Nature Hit the Trails! Get Outside The Fire Within Nature Explorers From Garden to Table Summertime Storytelling

    4. July 2428 Creature Craze Animal Wonders Ecosystem All-Stars Linked to Nature Nature Explorers Legends of the Forest Nature Connects

    5. July 31August 4 Going Buggy Water Powered Living in the Wild Venture Quest Nature Explorers Hands-on Nature Valley Adventures

    6. August 811 Making Sense of Nature Hit the Trails! Get Outside Trailblazers Nature Explorers From Garden to Table Summertime Storytelling

    7. August 1418 Creature Craze Animal Wonders Ecosystem All-Stars The Fire Within Nature Explorers Legends of the Forest Nature Connects

    7. August 1418 Combo camp at AGB and RBG, ages 8 to 10: Art in the Gardens (at RBG Centre)

    8. August 2125 Going Buggy Water Powered Living in the Wild Linked to Nature Nature Explorers Hands-on Nature Valley Adventures

    9. Aug. 28 Sept. 1 Making Sense of Nature Hit the Trails! Get Outside Trailblazers Nature Explorers From Garden to Table Summertime Storytelling

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    4*- and 5-year-oldsAll programs include canoeing. Programs are developed to meet the age and stage appropriateness of campers within the listed age range.

    Creature Craze Weeks 1, 4, and 7Focus: Animal lives. What does it take for an animal to live in the forest? Find out how (and where) the creatures of our forests and fields live. Discover local critters big and small as we investigate the homes and habits of our furry and feathered friends.

    Going Buggy Weeks 2, 5 and 8Focus: Insects and small wildlife. Get face-to-face with worms, insects, spiders, and all kind of crawly things! Learn about the amazing things these tiny animals do to survive and how they help us in our own lives.

    Making Sense of Nature Weeks 3, 6 and 9 Focus: The natural world. Use your deer ears and hawk eyes to explore the woods and wetlands that make up an amazing ecosystem. Join us for nature walks, canoe trips and fun and games as we spend the week learning and loving our natural world.

    6- and 7-year-oldsAll programs include canoeing. Programs are developed to meet the age and stage appropriateness of campers within the listed age range.

    Animal Wonders Weeks 1, 4, and 7Focus: Animal lives. Discover the animal friends living under our feet, in the trees, under rocks, and in the garden! Spot birds with binoculars and get close to some incredible animal neighbours. Come out as we explore the lives of our furry and feathered friends and learn about how we can help them thrive.

    Water Powered Weeks 2, 5 and 8Focus: Wetlands and watersheds. The forests and waterways within RBG are a vital link between Niagara Escarpment and Lake Ontario. Come out as we explore wetlands, watersheds and wild creatures all while helping to make our ecosystem a healthier place. Learn all about the incredible power of water through experiments, games, and hikes.

    Hit the Trails! Weeks 3, 6 and 9Focus: The natural world. Hit the trails for a week of exploration and discovery. Join us as we seek out the critters and plant life that call our meadows and forests home. This week of fun in the sun allows campers to explore a variety of trails and areas on our property as we explore the habitats and lives of the plants and animals of the area. As always, camp wouldnt be complete without fun games, crafts and activities.

    Camps at the Nature Interpretive Centre

    * Due to recent updates to the Childcare Modernization Act legislation, any child enrolled in a full-day camp program must be 4 years of age or older at the time of the camp start date.

    We really enjoy all the discovery and exploring the camps focus on, great learning tools!! Really love all the crafts and games as well. RBG camp staff are always pleasant, which really makes the camp fun for my son!

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    8- and 9-year-oldsAll programs include canoeing. Programs are developed to meet the age and stage appropriateness of campers within the listed age range.

    Ecosystem All-Stars Weeks 1, 4, and 7 Focus: The natural world. Our natural lands are home to hundreds of plants and animals. Become an ecologist as you explore how living things depend on each other to survive. Discover meadows, wetlands, old growth forests and numerous ecologically sensitive areas by hiking and canoeing throughout this week of diverse explorations and camp fun. With fun camp games and environmental awareness, these days offer the best of what RBG Discovery Camps are famous for.

    Living in the Wild Weeks 2, 5 and 8Focus: Natural science and conservation. Uncover the secrets of our ecosystems and explore our fragile natural world. Through games, activities, hikes and participation in active conservation efforts and projects, campers get an up-close experience in conservation, investigation and fun! Our living laboratory provides you with the perfect opportunity to get to know the plant and animal species that make up our bioregion, and how we can protect them.

    Get Outside Weeks 3, 6 and 9Focus: Outdoor adventure. Get the most out of the outdoors during these days of discovery, environmental appreciation and outdoor adventures. Experienced educational guides provide you the perfect opportunity to hike, paddle, explore and discover your way through our rich ecosystems. This camp includes longer hikes and longer canoe excursions; participants should be physically capable to take part in such activities.

    10- to 13-year-oldsAll programs include canoeing. Programs are developed to meet the age and stage appropriateness of campers within the listed age range.

    The Living Laboratory Week 1Focus: Natural science and conservation. From microbes under a microscope to trees that are older than Canada, youll learn about some amazing feats of nature. Through experiments and activities, explore the science behind our natural world while learning what we can do to protect the fragile habitats and ecosystems of the area.

    Venture Quest Weeks 2, 5Focus: Outdoor adventure. Ready for a challenge? This camp offers extended hikes, extended canoe outings on Cootes Paradise, and team-building initiatives that prepare you to explore anywhere. This camp includes hikes up to 7 km long and up to 3-hour canoe excursions; participants should be physically capable to take part in such activities.

    The Fire Within Weeks 3, 7Focus: Community building. This camp focuses on building together as a group through communication, collaboration and teamwork-based activities and challenges. Challenges involve simulations and role-playing with increasing difficulty lead by our certified instructors who guide the group through a tailored program with an emphasis on safety and fun. With just the right amount of facilitation, campers are encouraged to work together, think outside the box, and find innovative solutions to complex problems. On top of nature walks, canoeing and camp games, this week provides a truly exceptional opportunity to grow as a person through fun, experiential focused challenges.

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    Linked to Nature Weeks 4, 8Focus: Folk skills. This new camp program allows campers to learn a specific skill in order to develop and cr