Summer Eco Camp in Stanley Park, July 6-August 28, 2020

Stanley Park Ecology Society’s summer day camps for kids run weekly, 8:30am – 4:30pm. Registration is now open!


Summer Day Camps for Kids

Stanley Park Ecology Society (SPES) is offering summer day camps for kids ages 7 to 11. Embark on an exciting educational adventure among the giant trees, sandy beaches and hidden wetlands of Stanley Park. Spot wild animals like otters and beavers, have a blast splashing at the beach, and learn while spending valuable time outdoors.

Camp runs rain or shine 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

After camp care (Aftercare) is available for an additional fee 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 the Park to explore the forests, Beaver Lake, Lost Lagoon, the Seawall and more!

*Note: Adhering to provincial and federal health guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic, SPES programs are all currently cancelled until further notice. Regular programming will only resume once group gatherings are authorized by provincial and federal health authorities. In preparation for the potential of resuming programming however, SPES will be accepting waitlist registrations for our popular summer day camps. SPES management will make a decision by May 15th, 2020 to deliver or cancel summer camps.

For more information about our summer day camps for kids, please contact school@stanleyparkecology.ca or 604-257-6907

Eco Camp Fees: Members $230, Non-members $270

Family memberships are $40 and available upon registration.

Register Here


Summer 2020 dates & weekly themes:

July 6-10: EcoLeader’s Adventure

Calling all kids to come connect with nature and make a difference! Join us for a fun-filled week exploring the diversity of Stanley Park and taking action through conservation and citizen science. Children will develop their leadership and team work skills and become true stewards of the Park. From exploring wetlands, to rainforest, to the intertidal zone, sign-up for an adventure your child won’t forget!


July 13 – 17: Flying Wonders

Has your child ever wondered which birds migrate through Stanley Park, or how to identify songbirds based on their calls? Have they 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 them! 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! 


July 20 – 24: Art in the Park

Nature is beautiful, inspiring, and full of details, from towering Douglas-fir trees to tiny colourful bugs! Tap into nature’s design and your own creativity for a week of inspiring art projects and activities.


July 27 – 31: Stanley Park Survivor

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! 


August 4 – 7: Wild About Water

*Save $40 during this 4-day week. No camp on Monday.

What do salmon, beavers, eagles, and cattails all have in common? Water! They are all part of our aquatic landscape. In this action-packed week, campers explore Stanley Park’s beaches, creeks, and other wetland environments, while contributing to Citizen Science. Cool off in the heat of summer by exploring the marine and freshwater ecosystems in Stanley Park.


August 10 – 14: Forest Explorers

While Stanley Park forest is in full summertime swing, we’ll hone our senses to unlock its seasonal secrets and changes. Which plants are blooming? Who has migrated back? Where are the frogs? What’s making that sound? The forest—and its beaches!—are a wondrous place with many exciting mysteries just waiting to be explored!


August 17 – 21: Animal Detectives

How can you tell what an owl has eaten? Why are salmon so important to the forest? How do animals survive in the harsh intertidal zone on the beach? Sharpen your animal detective skills and learn how to use tools to find the answers to some of the mysteries of the forest and ocean! This week our campers explore the habits and habitats of Stanley Park’s birds, mammals, amphibians and more! 


August 24 – 28: Stanley Park Survivor

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! 

Photo: Richard King