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Summer EcoCamps in Stanley Park, July 5 – September 03, 2021



Summer 2021 EcoCamp registration is available here! We still have space available in weeks 1,2,7 & 8. If space is unavailable, sign up for the waitlist.

Photo: Justine Kaseman

Photo – Justine Kaseman

We are excited to announce that SPES will be running Summer EcoCamps this year, in alignment with the COVID-19 Safety Plan guidelines of the Government of BC. Due to the public health risk of COVID-19, this summer, we will be running a socially distanced camp entirely outdoors. Current capacity will be limited to 20 campers per week and campers will only be allowed to sign up for a maximum of 3 weeks. . If you would like to be informed if spots become available for a specific week, please sign up on the waitlist and we will let you know if you get off the waitlist. We are hoping to connect as many children as possible to nature!  

Please note for returning campers, this camp will be run entirely outdoors  through potentially inclement conditions such as chilly, rainy, buggy, or hot days. Please only sign your child up if they LOVE exploring nature and don’t mind a little dirt or rain. 

We will strictly adhere to social distancing in all activities while still delivering a fun and educational camp for your child! See more on COVID-19 guidelines here.

Camps for kids ages 7 to 11 run weekly, rain or shine, through July & August, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

We meet near the SPES office (610 Pipeline Road) then campers accompany their camp leaders into new areas of Stanley Park to explore the forests, Beaver Lake, Lost Lagoon, the Seawall, and more! A detailed parent information package, along with camp policies and procedures, will be sent to you via email once you’ve secured a spot in camp and registered your child(ren). 



**EcoCamp Fees:
$300 for non-members, $260 for members
Family memberships are available upon registration for $40 and offer discounts on year-round programming.

For more information, please contact school@stanleyparkecology.ca or 604-257-6908 (ext. 103) .



Summer 2021 dates & weekly themes:

July 5 – July 9: Flying Wonders


Is your child curious about the animals that fly overhead? Do they wonder about bird calls, bat wings and what makes a flying squirrel fly? 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 12 - July 16: 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 19 - July 23: 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! 


July 26 - July 30: Wild about Water


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 3 – August 6: NO CAMP


August 9 – August 13:  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 the creatures that call Stanley Park home. This week we will learn about edible plants, compass navigation, and shelter building. We will observe behavioral adaptations and survival strategies of the creatures in Stanley Park! If your child likes spending time outdoors this is the week for them!  


August 16 – August 20: 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! 


August 23 – August 27: 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 30 – September 03: Flying Wonders


Is your child curious about the animals that fly overhead? Do they wonder about bird calls, bat wings and what makes a flying squirrel fly? 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!  

Photo: Richard King