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Spring Into Scanlon

This program runs at the Scanlon Creek Nature Centre in Bradford on March 12 - 15, from 9am until 4pm. Drop-off begins at 8:50a​m. Extended camp hours available to 5pm sharp for an additional $10 per participant, per day.

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Activity Highlights​

Children aged 6 - 12 will participate in fun outdoor activities that include making maple syrup, learning animal tracking, kicksledding​, using a GPS, and more!  Daily programs and activities are subject to change based on the weather forecast. ​

Tentative Schedule

Date Morning Activity Afternoon Activity
March 12
Snows​hoeing and Kicksledding
Maple Syrup
March 13
Winter Walkers Team Building 101​  
March 14
Intro to GPS​
March 15
Treasure Hunt​
Beat o​f the Forest ​

Program Costs

​Register for one day, two days, three days, or all four days!

One day - $45
Two days - $90
Three days - $128 (Save 5%)
Four days - $162​​ (Save 10%)​​

Activity Descriptions

​Intro to​ GPS

Have you heard of geocaching? It's like a digital egg hunt in the forest! Campers will use handheld GPS units to search for information hidden on the property and decode this info to find one of​ Scanlon's hidden geocaches.

​Kicksledding​ and Snowshoeing

Try these two fun ways of moving through the forest (weather dependent) and enjoy the trails while getting some exercise!

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.

The Beat​ of the Forest​

Explore the sights and sounds, and plants and animals of Scanlon Creek, through the magic of music! Through play-based learning, campers explore and develop their sense of rhythm on an exploratory "beat hike" across the Scanlon Creek property. The basics of drumming will be introduced as participants use rhythm, pattern, numeracy and problem solving skills, to beat their very own drums, as part of a drum circle. Animal calls will be explored as campers build their very own animal call instrument.

Team Building 101

This highly engaging program will require campers to work together as a team to accomplish lots of fun challenges.  Be prepared to tap into your listening, problem solving, communication and cooperation skills to successfully accomplish each task.

Treasure Hunt

Campers will hear about the Scanlon Creek pirate legend and work to finish a partial pirate map before using the map to track down a key and open the mysterious treasure chest! 

Winter Walkers​​

Be introduced to the incredibly fun world of animal tracking through a variety of simulation games and hands on activities.  Discover the world of animals that remain active during winter and explore the different ways in which certain animals walk. Campers will investigate and better understand adaptations that allow certain animals to survive the harsh realities of winter. Using our tracking guides, participants will examine, compare, measure and infer, what types of animals have been outside lately.​

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