Stanley Park Ecology Society offers Eco Camp for children ages 7 to 11. Embark on an exciting educational adventure among the giant trees, sandy beaches and hidden wetlands of Stanley Park. This spring, spot migrating waterfowl, search for signs of flying squirrels and beavers, embark on an epic day hike through the park, and learn of animal adaptions to the temperate rainforest ecosystem of the Pacific Northwest, all while spending valuable time outdoors. Campers can stay for one week, or for both! Note that some activities are the same for each week.
Spring day camps are a week long. Camps include outdoor and indoor activities and run rain or shine 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Aftercare is available from 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. We meet at the SPES office (610 Pipeline Road) then campers accompany their camp leaders into new areas of the Park to explore the forests, Beaver Lake, Lost Lagoon, the Seawall and more!
Please note a detailed parent information package, along with camp policies and procedures, will be sent to you via email once you’ve registered your child(ren).
Eco Camp Fees: Members $230, Non-members $270
Family memberships are $40 and available upon registration.
For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-257-6907
Week One – Flying Wonders – (March 16 – 20)
Have you ever wondered which birds migrate through Stanley Park, or how to identify songbirds based on their calls? Ever thought about the wonder of bat wing anatomy, questioned if Stanley Park is home to flying squirrels, or marveled at dragonfly larvae?
If so, our Flying Wonders camp is for you! This week, our campers will learn about the amazing ducks, hawks, owls, and other flying creatures that call Stanley Park home, and will have a hoot doing it!
Week Two – Raincoast Survival – (March 23 – 27)
This fun-filled week is full of exciting activities designed to get campers thinking about the challenges of outdoor survival, both for themselves and for all the creatures that call Stanley Park and the Pacific Northwest home. This includes learning about edible plants, compass navigation, and shelter building for humans, as well as behavioral adaptations and survival strategies of the creatures in Stanley Park!
If your child likes spending time outdoors and wants to do more of it now and in the future, this is the week for them!