2022 Summer Camp Update:

All camp spots are currently sold out. Please fill out the form at the bottom of this page to be added to our wait list.

Due to a number of uncontrollable factors we do not have the capacity to run our normal eight weeks of camp this year. We are disappointed we can't run the full program however will be offering two weeks of camp, one in July (July 4 to 8) and one in August (August 8 to 12) for campers 6 to 10 years of age. Camp will run from 8:30 to 4:30 each day and before and after care is not available.

We understand that this is disappointing but are glad we can at least run a small program this year.

We wish everyone a safe and happy summer. Thank you – Cataraqui Conservation Education Team.

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For over 25 years, area children have been able to experience the diverse wonders of nature in a safe, fun, hands-on manner as part of Cataraqui Conservation’s Nature Explorers Summer Day Camp at Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area in Kingston. Your kids will be enjoying themselves so much that they won’t even realize how much they are learning about plants, animals, conservation and the environment.

two children pond dipping

Spending a week on an adventure at one of our themed Nature Camp weeks is more than just a way to occupy youngsters during their summer vacation, it is a way to get children to ‘unplug’ from their electronic world and engage with nature on a deeper and more profound level. Camp provides a series of unique wilderness experiences that will foster in them a sense of wonderment and curiosity and perhaps inspire new forms of creativity or even future career aspirations.

Camp takes place at the Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area, which is composed of lush forests, meadows, wetlands and trails with an abundance of wildlife and vegetation to explore. Campers have the chance to truly be kids, and explore the forests in a way that allows for a certain amount of freedom, while still focusing on exciting new core activities such as building shelters and tracking animals.

Camp Staff

All camp instructors are fully trained, eminently qualified and experienced. They have a passion for inspiring and fueling a love for nature in children and are dedicated to creating a safe, fun and learning environment for all campers. There is generally a ratio of one instructor for every 10 campers and all staff have first aid certification and carry first aid kits with them on all outings. The camps are designed for kids ages 6 to 10 with a maximum of 16 campers per week.

Fees, Location & Times:

  • 2022 pricing $225.00 per child
  • For ages 6 to 10
  • 8:30 am to 4:30 pm at Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area - Outdoor Centre. 1641 Perth Rd. Kingston.
  • Cancellation Policy & Refunds: you have five business days (Monday to Friday - 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM) to cancel your booking and receive a full refund. Refunds requested within less than five business days will be less 25%. If for you child falls ill (COVID) during camp and they can't continue for the full week (5 days), a refund will be proceeds for the days missed less 25%.

Registration:

Maximum of one week of camp per child. Registration is on a first come first served bases through our online booking form, click the week below to register. Payment is done online via PayPal. You do not need a PayPal account, simply click on the check out with credit card option.

  • Week One - July 4 to 8 (sold out)
  • Week Two - August 8 to 12 (sold out)