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.
Register for one day, two days or three days.
One day - $45
Two days - $90
Three days (or three campers) - $115