Earth Adventures Summer Camp

Join the adventure at GreenUP Ecology Park!

We have openings for the week of July 15th!

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. 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

Please fill out one registration form, per camper. Thank you.

Get your GreenUP Camp Gear!

Again this year, Earth Adventures T-shirts are available for campers. Order yours on the online form when you register your child for camp.

Program Services


Cost/camper/week: $225
All weeks are for children ages 5-8, co-ed.

2019 Camp Dates:

Week 1 | July 8 – 12, 2019  Week is Full
Week 2 | July 15 – 19, 2019
Week 3 | July 22 – 26, 2019 Week is Full
Week 4 | July 29 – Aug 2, 2019 Week is Full 
Week 5 | Aug 12 – 16, 2019 Week is Full
Week 6 | Aug 19 – 23, 2019 Week is Full

Campers can be dropped off between 8:45-9:00 AM. Pick-up is between 4:00-4:15 PM.


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 Vern Bastable at

Alternatively, forms can be printed, completed, and mailed to:

c/o Vern Bastable
378 Aylmer Street North, Unit 4
Peterborough, ON K9H 3V8

Program Contact Information

For questions and additional information about Earth Adventures, please contact Ecology Park Manager, Vern Bastable at or at 705-745-3238 ext. 217.

We look forward to seeing campers this summer!

Name: Vern Bastable
Position: Manager, GreenUP Ecology Park
Phone: 705-745-3238 ext 217
Fax: 705-745-4413

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