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. Days will be filled with fun games, crafts, sensory activities, stories, and exploration! 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 2023, 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 four weeks to choose from: July 3-7, July 17-21, July 31-August 4, August 14-18. 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, staff will be checking weather daily for risks of extreme weather conditions; extreme heat/humidity, thunderstorms, excessive rain, etc. Any risk of extreme weather will be communicated to parents/grandparents/guardians within 1-1 ½ hours prior to drop off time if the day’s program is cancelled. 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 at least three (3) weeks prior to the program’s start date will receive a 90% refund. After that time, we will only offer a full refund (100%) 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
Colour Explorations/Nature Hike/Activity
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