Earth Adventures Summer Camp

Join the adventure at GreenUP Ecology Park!

Registration is CLOSED.

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Attending camp this summer? Please watch our Welcome Video:

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, nature art, gardening, wildlife tracking, bird language, and insect counts. Each week we have a different theme for campers that have an added interest in select topics.

Earth Adventurers spend their time completely outdoors, with a camper to counsellor ratio of 7:1. On hot days 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

Get your GreenUP Camp Gear!

Again this year, Earth Adventures T-shirts are available for campers. Order yours by clicking here.

Program Services


Cost/camper/week: $225. Register one camper at at time – complete checkout before registering additional campers. Age focuses are guidelines, not requirements.

2020 Camp Dates & Themes:

Week 1 | July 6 – 10  (Focused on ages 5 – 7)  

Week 1 Theme: Animals – Discover the beasts, big & small who call Ecology Park home

Week 2 | July 13 – 17 (Focused on ages 8 – 10) 

Week 2 Theme: Insects – Experience the buzz! Learn & live a bug’s life this week at Ecology Park

Week 3 | July 20 – 24 (Focused on ages 6-9) 

Week 3 Theme: Outdoor Exploration – Join us as we explore the wilds in and around Ecology Park

Week 4 | July 27 – 31 (Focused on ages 5 – 7) 

Week 4 Theme: Art – Come join our Nature Artist collective and let your inner Bob Ross run wild

Week 5 | Aug 10 – 14 (Focused on ages 6 – 9) 

Week 5 Theme: Watch our Garden Grow – Play in the gardens of Ecology Park and let your green thumb show

Week 6 | Aug 17 – 21 (Focused on ages 5 – 7)

Week 6 Theme: Magic of the Forest – Fairies & Folklore come to life this week at Ecology Park

Week 6 | Aug 17 – 21 (For girls aged 9-13)

**Girls Leadership Camp > explore climate change, consumer choices, and sustainability at Ecology Park.**

Week 7 | Aug 24 – 28 (Focused on ages 8 – 10)

Week 7 Theme: Adventure Camp – Live the adventure, build forts and explore the forests of Ecology Park.

Campers can be dropped off between 9:00-9:30 AM. Pick-up is between 3:00-3:30 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 Matthew Walmsley at

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

c/o Matthew Walmsley
378 Aylmer Street North, Unit 4
Peterborough, ON K9H 3V8

Program Contact Information

For questions and additional information about Earth Adventures, please contact Head Counsellor Matthew Walmsley at or at 705-745-3238 ext. 219.

We look forward to seeing campers this summer!

Name: Matthew Walmsley
Position: Head Counsellor, Earth Adventures Summer Camp, GreenUP Ecology Park
Phone: 705-745-3238 ext 219
Fax: 705-745-4413

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