Earth Adventures Summer Camp
Join the adventure at GreenUP Ecology Park!
Children who attend Earth Adventures will learn new skills and make new friends at our week-long camp. GreenUP Ecology Park is located within the City of Peterborough; our 5 acre park provides children with an outdoor experience and a deeper knowledge of place. Campers will be immersed in nature-awareness as they navigate their way around our urban ecology, both independently and cooperatively.
Your child’s week with us will include a variety of hands-on activities, including (but not limited to) plant identification, stream studies, beekeeping, gardening, wildlife tracking, bird language, and insect counts.
Earth Adventurers spend their time completely outdoors, with a camper ratio of 6:1. On Tuesday and Thursday, we walk to Beavermead Beach where the children have an opportunity to swim.
Our experienced staff foster an appreciation for each other and respect for the land.
We acknowledge the land as Michi Saagiig Anishinaabe territory adjacent to Haudenosaunee territory. The Ojibway word for Peterborough is Nogojiwanong, which translates into “place at the end of the rapids.” For thousands of years this region was known as a gathering spot where different first nations, families, and leaders would come together to exchange ideas and knowledge.
Earth Adventures Camp is included with the City of Peterborough, Recreation Division Recreational Fee Subsidy Program to assist qualifying families with the cost of camp registration – Click here to learn more and to apply for the subsidy
All weeks are for children ages 5-8, co-ed.
2018 Camp Dates:
Week 1: July 9-13, 2018 (FULL)
Week 2: July 16-20, 2018 (FULL)
NEWLY ADDED | Week 5: July 23-27, 2018
Week 3: August 6-10, 2018 (FULL)
Week 4: August 13-17, 2018 (FULL)
Campers can be dropped off between 8:45-9:00 AM. Pick-up is between 4:00-4:15 PM.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PARENTS:
The Earth Adventures Camper Health Form must be completed for all campers, prior to their week at camp.
If a camper requires an EpiPen, please fill out an Anaphylaxis Emergency Plan Form
Please complete and submit forms (fillable .pdfs) electronically to GreenUP by emailing them as attachments to Danica Jarvis at email@example.com
Alternatively, forms can be printed, completed, and mailed to:
c/o Danica Jarvis
378 Aylmer Street North, Unit 4
Peterborough, ON K9H 3V8
NEW! Get your GreenUP gear. For the first time, Earth Adventures campers will be able to purchase a camp t-shirt for $20.
Earth Adventures Camp Registration Form
Program Contact Information
For questions and additional information about Earth Adventures, please contact GreenUP Environmental Education Coordinator, Danica Jarvis at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 705-745-3238 ext. 216.
We look forward to seeing campers this summer!
Name: Danica Jarvis
Position: GreenUP Educator
Phone: 705-745-3238 ext 216