Fresh Air Tykes Summer Day Camp (ages 5-6)


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This summer camp is all about getting comfortable with our “wild” backyard!  Children have a natural sense of wonder and during this program they will safely explore and discover nature through stories and their senses.  There will be two snack breaks and a lunch break supervised by Abbey Gardens Staff.  Food is to be provided by parents/grandparents/guardians.

If your child is turning 5 in 2022, you are welcome to contact us to discuss their suitability for this camp.  Please consider their ability to carry out day to day tasks independently.   Camp is $275 per child for the week. There are three weeks to choose from: July 4-8, July 11-15, and August 15-19. Please indicate your preference from the drop-down menu. If the date isn’t in the drop-down menu, it means it’s sold out.

After registration, you will receive a registration package with additional details a few weeks before the camp starts.

Payment Information & Cancellation Policy

We will be requesting that all participants commit to the full 5-day program. Full payment is due at the time of registration.

Since all programming will be outside, we will be delivering “fair weather” programming only.  This means that staff will be checking weather daily and communicating with parents/grandparents/guardians each morning within 1-1 ½ hours prior to drop off time if the day’s program is cancelled.  Program cancellations will occur if there is a risk of extreme weather conditions; extreme heat/humidity, thunderstorms, excessive rain, etc.  Cancellation of a program will be emailed to the primary contact person of the participant ONLY if the program will not be running that day.  It is the responsibility of the primary contact to check their email prior to transporting their child/grandchild to the program.

If any program days are canceled due to inclement weather or a change in Provincial Covid-19 regulations, you will be refunded accordingly.  If you choose to cancel your reservation, cancellations made within three (3) weeks of the program’s start date will be refunded in full. After that time, we will only offer a full refund if we successfully fill the camp spot. If we are unable to fill it, you will receive a 50% refund.

General Program Schedule

9:30 – Arrival & Sign In

Health Check and Sign In

Meet & Wait at designated area

Physical Distance Waiting activity


Go over rules and how we need to respect each other’s space and well being

On the Spot Action


Story Time

Colour Explorations/Nature Hike/Activity


Talk Circle

Colouring Journals

12:00 – LUNCH


Story Time (based on senses and/or nature)

Sensory Exploration Hike/Nature Hike/Activity



Colouring Journal Time

Enchanted Forest Play (Dependent on COVID-19 safety protocols)

4:00pm – Pick up

Additional information

Camp Week

July 4-8, July 25-29, August 8-12, August 15-19