In addition to our programs for schools and the public, SPES offers a set of online and in-person programs just for young eco-stewards!  

Join us for our “Critter Club” online series where children connect with each other through SPES educators who bring the natural world to your home throughout the year! 

Or, play and learn over spring or summer break among the Park’s giant rainforest trees and along the shores of Beaver Lake or the many beaches of Stanley Park during one of our week-long “EcoCamps”.

Critter Club

Join us over Zoom!
A screenshot from a SPES online Critter Club

Do you know any children aged 9-13 years old who are captivated by creatures? Fascinated by fish? Curious about big cats? Interested in all things intertidal?  

SPES educators are offering an interactive online club for children who are passionate about animals, want to learn more about them, and want to help protect them.  We will explore wildlife in Stanley Park and around us through art, activities, short presentations, Q&A, and more! 

Critter Club offers young minds a place to grow their curiosity, meet other like-minded children, and have fun!   

Clubbers meet once a week over Zoom for four to six weeks and will be offered an optional exciting activity to do on their own every week! Activities will be based around sustainable living and learning how to protect our precious wildlife. Participants bond with each other while sharing their individual weekly activities in break-out sessions.  

Participants can sign up for the series or just join for one or two club days. Or, book your own afterschool or other day of the week Critter Club: inquire at

Spring and Summer EcoCamps

Out for an adventure
Making good use of a log at SPES Day Camp (Photo: Richard King)

Know any children who enjoy getting into nature and learning and playing with other kids? EcoCamps offers young minds a place to grow their curiosity, learn, meet other like-minded children, and have ‘a hoot’ exploring the wonders of Stanley Park!

If that sounds like a fit for your child or a child you know between the ages of 7-11, sign them up for a week-long day camp with SPES’s fantastic Stanley Park Educators!

Campers will embark on an exciting educational adventure among the giant trees, sandy beaches and hidden wetlands of Stanley Park. They will spot migrating waterfowl, search for signs of flying squirrels and beavers, explore the patterns of nature, and find buried treasure – all while spending valuable time outdoors.

These camps often sell out and can be a favourite part of many children’s springs or summers, so we suggest you check in for when registration opens if you’re hoping to get a spot!

Summer 2021 EcoCamp registration is available here! We still have space available, click on the link to see which weeks still have space. If space is unavailable, you can sign up for the waitlist on the registration link above.