This summer, immerse your children in the delights of nature! Give them the chance to uncover the mysteries of the natural world, learn valuable outdoor skills, and have a blast with other children in Stanley Park!

Camps run weekly, rain or shine, through July & August, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

We meet at the SPES office (610 Pipeline Road) and 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/guardian 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).  See our COVID-19 guidelines here.

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Summer 2022 dates & weekly themes:

NEW: Aug 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th – “EcoTots“ – Ages 2-4

EcoTots is a parent and tot class for outdoor-loving little ones. Expect hands-on activities, guided play, nature games, and more! Join us every Thursday in August from 1:30-2:30 p.m.


EcoCamps

July 11th - 15th — “Flying Wonders” – Ages 7-11

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 they’ll have a hoot at the same time!


July 18th – 22nd — “Art in the Park” – Ages 7-11

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 25th - 29th  — “Animal Detectives” – Ages 6 – 8

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!  


NEW: July 25th – 29th — “EcoLeaders” – Ages 11 – 14

EcoLeaders is offered for teens that are 11 – 14 years old and interested in developing leadership and outdoor skills. During this camp, teens will explore their place in the natural world and mentor a younger group of campers.


August 2nd – 5th — “Wild about Water” – Ages 7-11

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 8th – 12th —  “Forest Explorers” – Ages 7-11

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 15th  – 19th —  “EcoStewards” – Ages 9-12

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 take action through conservation and citizen science. Children will develop their leadership and teamwork 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 22nd – 26th — “Art in the Park” – Ages 7-11

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. 


August 29th – September 2nd — “Stanley Park Survivor” – Ages 7-11

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! 

Photo: Richard King

EcoCamp Fees: $310 for non-members, $270 for members

EcoTot Fees: $140

Family memberships are available upon registration for $50 and offer discounts on year-round programming. Please note: All memberships are final sale. Your membership fee supports SPES conservation and education initiatives in Stanley Park. Thank you!


For any additional information, please contact educate@stanleyparkecology.ca or 604-257-6908 (ext. 103) .

Please note: this camp will be run mainly 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.  

If the camp you wish to sign up for is full, and you would like to be informed if spots become available for a specific week, please sign up on the waitlist on the form and we will let you know if a spot opens up for you. We are hoping to connect as many children as possible to nature!