The Abbey Gardens summer camps are extremely popular – most of them sell out each year! In an effort to keep camps accessible for families in our area, we do our best to subsidize camp registration to keep costs low. We also have three “full ride” camp registrations per session for children from low income family who can’t afford summer camps. Your contribution will directly benefit children from low income families who are able to attend our summer camps at our subsidized rates.
Our camp line up includes:
Fresh Air Tykes: ages – 5-6
This program 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.
Outdoor Kids Camp: ages 7-10
This program is about discovering the beauty and mysteries of the great outdoors! We will be going on daily hikes, enjoying eco activities and having fun exploring in our wide open spaces. Young nature enthusiasts will spend the week exploring and uncovering the beauty and mysteries of our great outdoors through different daily themes! Each day is filled with games, exploratory hikes, eco activities and crafts! Come on out and get outdoors!
Taking the Reins: ages 11-14
What do you get when you combine horses, young people and leadership skills training? Taking the Reins! This program will foster confidence and leadership skills in a safe outdoor environment. Each day includes an introduction to the art and science of horsemanship, hands-on in all aspects of the care, management and training of our ponies: learning to properly catch, groom and handle our rare breed ambassadors. Fun horse focused activities will be interspersed with Equine Assisted Learning sessions. Using our powerful teachers, Sammy, Maple and Flapjack, participants will develop confidence, self-awareness about their behaviour, and alternative skills to help them overcome challenges and cope with the social pressures they face today. Taking the Reins! challenges individuals to discover themselves and be inspired to reach their full potential as they confidently grow into young leaders.