Nature Nuts Summer Camp is Coming!
Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority's Nature Nuts Camp is for 7-11 year old children who love to spend time in the great outdoors. Come explore, create and play!
The cost to give your child the gift of nature is $195.00 per week.

The Line-Up
Week 1 Survival Week - Part 1, Jul 5-9
What would you do if you were hurt or lost in the forest or if you had to fend for yourself all alone in the wilderness? Campers explore wilderness survival through the elements of Earth, Wind, Fire, and Water during this action-packed week, which includes camper favorites such as cloud reading, animal behavior, first aid, and fire building. To cap the experience, campers will celebrate by making a cookout treat on the Friday.

Week 2 Mad Scientist, Jul 12-16
Ready to put your observation skills to the test? Join us this week as we use our senses and some pretty neat technology to better understand the world around us. Using digital microscopes and thermal imaging cameras, we will get a sneak peak at some small and spectacular sights as we search for the ultimate “wow” factor. Watch out as we make things move, grow, stick, slosh, ooze, and maybe even change colour! Themes include: Water, Fun with Food, CSI, Against the Odds and Design and Build – Space Edition. This week is bound to spark curiosity, wonder, and excitement as we get a little messy exploring the science in our everyday lives.
 
Week 3 Are You Game?, July 19-23
Do you like solving puzzles or following clues and competing in challenges? Then this week of camp is for you! Campers will spend each day immersed in games, challenges and clue based scavenger hunts. Each day will be a different theme based on a variety of Game Shows, Board Games and Reality TV. The week will end with a full day mystery clue game for campers to try to solve in small teams.

Week 4 All Creatures Big and Small, July 26-30
There are an estimated 2 million species of animals living on the earth today. This week of camp is dedicated to learning all about animals that live in Canada as well as some amazing creatures that live across the world. Each day will be dedicated to learning about fish, mammals, reptiles, amphibians or insects through PowerPoint and video presentations, games and crafts.
 
Week 5 Our Flying Friends, Aug 9-13
For all those who have ever dreamt of being able to fly! Through engaging presentations, exciting activities and beautiful crafts, this week celebrates all of those amazing creatures that glide and fly. We will explore our relationship with these insects, bats, and birds, and undertake projects that demonstrate how we can responsibly share the land and skies with these incredible creatures. On the final day of camp, campers will bring home their creations in order to invite these animals to visit and stay.
 
Week 6 Survival Week - Part 2, Aug 16-20
Back by popular demand: Survival Week, Part Two! Campers explore even more wilderness survival skills, including tracking, gathering food, finding water, and building shelters. To cap the experience, campers will celebrate by making a cookout treat on the Friday.
 
Week 7 Crafty by Nature, Aug 23-27
Join the Nature Nuts Academy of Fine Arts as we spend a week learning all about various art mediums through hands-on activities. Campers will explore fun painting techniques, homemade scratchboard, and sculpture in different household mediums. For many of these crafts, campers will need to explore our natural surroundings to responsibly harvest the materials for construction or inspiration. We combine this week of artistic activities with fun game show inspired games. Campers will celebrate their graduation from the Academy with a final day of activities that celebrate color, water, and food.
 
Week 8 Best of Camp, Aug 30-Sept 3
Can’t decide which week you like most? Had so much fun that you want to do it all again? This week condenses the campers’ favorite activities from all of the preceding weeks into 5-themed days. This is the perfect week for those who want it all, and is a fun-filled way to celebrate the final week of summer vacation!

Email your completed registration forms to info@grca.on.ca, or contact the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority with any questions: 905.885.8173