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Programming and Events


We are passionate about sharing experiences about gardening, ecology and cooking through workshops, volunteer opportunities, tours, field trips and day programs for children and adults. Our 5 acres of natural program area, developing trail systems, gardens and Food Hub create the perfect canvas for experiential learning!  View our calendar of events or sign up and pay for a workshop below.

Workshops and Kids Programs


We offer various workshops and programs for adults and kids throughout the year.  Select from the options below to register and pay right here on our website. Securely make your payment via credit card using our Paypal Payment Gateway.

Our programs and camps are led by experienced educators and include physical activity, ecology programming, outdoor exploration, activities and a whole lot of fun! Check out the calendar above for a list of programs, camps and workshops being offered in 2024.


“We sent our two kids to the pony camp at Abbey Gardens and they both adored it. They came home every night filled with stories of the day’s activities and a strong desire to return the next day. The instructors were warm and informative, the activities were pitched at just the right level, and the ponies were sweet and approachable. Abbey Gardens is also the perfect setting for the camp: a beautiful place with all sorts of other great things to do. This was a real highlight of our summer.”

Malcolm Thorburn

 EcoExplorers – Homeschool Program

Do you homeschool your children?  Are you looking for an engaging social outlet to complement the education you are providing them with at home?  The Abbey Gardens EcoExplorers runs three sessions during the spring, fall and winter, where we meet once a week on Wednesdays from 10:00am-3:00pm!  We spend our time discovering the wonders of nature by exploring the property and learning about ecology, gardening, food and sustainability in a fun, natural and creative environment! The EcoExplorers program was created in 2013 and has been growing every year since!  Register now and have your child(ren) between the ages of 6 to 11 join us!

Cost is $25.00/child per program.  Registration for the entire session is required.

2024 Sessions

Winter – 4 weeks/programs, January 24 – February 14

Cost is $100.00/child for session.

Spring – 7 weeks/programs, May 8 – June 19

Cost is $175.00/child for session.

Fall – 7 weeks/programs, September 25 – November 6

Cost is $175.00/child for session.

If dates are not listed, go to registration portal below or contact Irene Heaven at irene@abbeygardens.ca or (705)754-4769.


Leaders in Training (LIT) Program
Summer Camps

Experience the fun of camp while learning leadership skills! Work alongside an experienced educator to deliver camp programs this season! LITs practice their skills by leading games, crafts and activities and shadowing education staff .  A hands-on opportunity to cultivate self-awareness, communication and cooperation skills all while getting community service hours.
What makes our Leaders in Training program so unique? A one-of-a-kind opportunity to participate in a 3 hour Equine Assisted Learning session prior to your camp experience. Working with our ponies and experienced trainers, LITs complete activities with our ponies designed to help identify leadership styles, gain confidence and learn appropriate assertiveness.
Our Leaders in Training program is perfect for youth ages 15-17. Contact cara@abbeygardens.ca to get started!
High School Students

At Abbey Gardens, we’re always looking for youth interested in making a difference in their community. 
Whether you’re looking to volunteer once or get involved with a regular role, we have something for you! Volunteering with us is a great way to gain skills in gardening, ecology, education, livestock care and retail management all while gaining your Community Service Hours. Contact cara@abbeygardens.ca to learn more. 

Tips From Abbey Gardens

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