Stanley Park EcoCamps – Summer

Stanley Park Ecology Society’s summer day camps for kids run weekly July through August.

Summer Day Camps for Kids

 

Stanley Park Ecology Society (SPES) is offering the third year of summer day camps for kids ages 7 to 11. Embark on an exciting educational adventure amongst 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.

Aftercare from 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. is also available. 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 and Camp Policies will be sent to you via email, shortly after you’ve registered your child(ren).

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

 

Summer Day Camp Fees

Family memberships available on the registration page.

 

Register Now! 

 

See below for the description of each week’s camp:

 

Photo: Richard King / SPES

Photo: Richard King

July 9 – 13: Forest Explorers 

As the Stanley Park forest enters the summer season, we’ll hone our senses to unlock its seasonal secrets and changes. Which plants are? Who has migrated back? Where are the frogs? What’s making that sound? The forest is a wondrous place with many exciting mysteries just waiting to be explored! This week ends with a presentation of each child’s favourite flora and fauna!

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Photo: Michael Schmidt

Photo: Michael Schmidt

July 16 – 20: Art in Nature

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. By the end of the week, your child will create and paint their own nature mask!

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Photo: Richard King

Photo: Richard King

July 23 – 27: Water Wilderness

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. Sign-up to explore the wetlands that this temperate rain forest hides!

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Photo: Anthony Ho 

Photo: Anthony Ho

 July 30 – August 3: Stanley Park Survivor

Put stewardship and sustainability on your radar! This fun-filled week is full of exciting activities that will prepare campers for outdoor survival. This includes learning which plants can be used for wilderness survival and “Leave No Trace” camping principles. Register now to become a Stanley Park Survivor!

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Photo: Richard King / SPES

Photo: Richard King / SPES

August 7 – 10: Stewards of Stanley Park

Have you ever wanted to make a difference in the natural world around you? Campers will explore the diversity and wonder of Stanley Park, while learning about challenges this urban park faces. Children will get their hands dirty helping to conserve the biodiversity around us as they contribute to Citizen Science and conservations efforts!

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

 
Photo Credit: Don Enright

Photo Credit: Don Enright

August 13 – 17: Animal Detectives

How can you tell what owls have eaten? Why are salmon so important to the forest? How do you detect signs of nocturnal animals? Sharpen your animal detective skills to find out! This week our campers explore the habits and habitats of Stanley Park’s birds, mammals and more.

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Photo Credit: Don Enright

Photo Credit: Don Enright

August 20 – 24: Our Feathered Friends

Do you love birds? Have you ever wondered which geese migrate to Stanley Park, or how to identify songbirds? This week, while the Ornithological Congress is in town, our campers learn about the amazing ducks, hawks, eagles, hummingbirds, and other birds of Stanley Park. Build a bird nest box, identify eggs, and have a hoot learning all about our owls!

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Photo: Richard King / SPES

Photo: Richard King

August 27 – 31: Forest Explorers

As the Stanley Park forest begins to exit the summer season, we’ll hone our senses to unlock its seasonal secrets and changes. Can you find the last ancient giants in the park? Which birds are still here? The forest is a wondrous place with many exciting mysteries just waiting to be explored! This week ends with each child presenting about their favourite flora and fauna!

Register