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    Making maple syrup
  • Celebrate maple syrup season! Celebrate maple syrup season!
    Celebrate maple syrup season!
  • Build a shelter in the forest Build a shelter in the forest
    Build a shelter in the forest
  • Winter fun in the forest Winter fun in the forest
    Winter fun in the forest

Get outside and have fun learning at Scanlon Creek Conservation Area! Through exploration and guided activities, our expert educators will help you and your family connect with nature and make lasting memories.

Spring Into Scanlon - March Break Day Camp

Spring Into Scanlon​
Celebrate maple syrup season in the forest at Scanlon Creek! Participate for one-, two- or three days in our March Break Day Camp. ​

This program runs at the Scanlon Creek Nature Centre on March 14 - 16, from 9am until 4pm. Drop-off begins at 8:30am and pick-up is available until 5pm. 

Activity Highlights
Children aged 6 - 12 will participate in fun outdoor activities that include making maple syrup, fire and shelter building, orienteering, and nature photography. 

Make Maple Syrup
Join our expert educators in using the techniques of early settlers to identify and tap maple trees, collect sap and help boil it down into delicious maple syrup.

Build a Shelter
Children will role-play being lost in a remote Ontario forest. They will learn how to construct a shelter to contain their heat, help make a community fire, and cope with the elements. This activity will teach the group to work together and determine how to construct simple devices to accomplish their goals.

Go on a Nature Hike
Children will enjoy an exploratory hike of the area where they will look for signs of the forest's spring awakening. They will see the beginning of plant growth and the return to activity of some of our local animals.

Learn How to Use a Map
Children will learn how to read and interpret a variety of maps. They will learn symbol recognition, how to estimate distances, map orientation and problem solving as they find specific locations at Scanlon Creek.

Practice Nature Photography
Using our digital cameras, children will learn the 6 rules of composition and the difference between using a camera for snapshots and photographic art. They will have the opportunity to take photographs, expressing their own creative views as they walk through the forest.

Program Costs
Register for one day, two days or three days.

One day - $45
Two days - $90
Three days (or three campers) - $115

Register Now!

Spring Into Scanlon Flyer

Tap Into Spring

Tap Into Spring

Bring your family and celebrate maple syrup season at Scanlon Creek! Learn about maple syrup making while you identify and tap maple trees, collect sap, and help boil it down to delicious maple syrup!

This program runs at Scanlon Creek Conservation Area on select Saturdays and Sundays in March and April.

Choose Your Date:
March 18, 19, 25 or 26
April 1 or 2

Choose Your Session:
Morning - 9:30am - 11:30am
Afternoon - 12:30pm - 2:30pm

Program Cost
Adults (19+) - $10
Children (4 - 18) - $5
Children 3 and under are free!

Register Now!

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