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Nature Day Camps

Summer camp at Inglewood Bird Sanctuary
 

Send your kids on an action-packed nature adventure! The City of Calgary’s nature day camps connect children with the natural world through hands-on activities and outdoor play. Guided by experienced educators, campers will explore bugs, birds, plants and animals while gaining a better understanding of nature and their place within it.

Worried about childcare? We have you covered. Pre- and post-camp care is available for $25 per timeslot. Registration is required.

Recreation also offers a number of day camps throughout the year.

Summer Camps

Birds of a Feather (4-5 yrs)

Join other nature-loving explorers on this week-long adventure. Campers will learn about wildlife and plants, play nature-themed games and create art projects. This camp will include daily nature walks, exploration of natural areas and an in-depth investigation of a local bird species. Pre-camp care is available only.

Location: Inglewood Bird Sanctuary

Register: Call 403-268-3800 and quote the barcode
​Date ​Time ​Register ​Pre-care
​July 11 - 15 ​9 a.m. - noon ​barcode: 357188
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​bar​code: 357092
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​July 11 - 15 ​1 - 4 p.m. ​barcode: 357189
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​barcode: 357093
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​August 8 - 12 ​9 a.m. - noon ​barcode: 357209
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​bar​code: 357090
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​August 8 - 12 ​1 - 4 p.m. ​bar​code: 357229
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​barcode: 357091
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Nature Engineers (6-9 years)

Have you ever wondered how beavers create dams or bees build hives? This camp explores some of nature’s most amazing engineers! Each day will focus on a different animal and their ability to build and maintain natural structures. Activities will include guided walks, nature-themed crafts and an in-depth study of animal adaptations. Campers will also travel to a different park to investigate natural structures in another area of the city.

Location: Inglewood Bird Sanctuary

Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Register: Call 403-268-3800 and quote the barcode
​Date ​Register ​Pre-care/Post-care
​July 11 - 15 ​barcode: 357078
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​Pre-care code: 357092 - Register now
Post-care code: 357093 - Register now
​July 25 - 29 bar​codes: 357079 - Register now 
or 357080 - Register now
​Pre-care code: 357094 - Register now
Post-care code: 357095 - Register now
​August 15 - 19 bar​code: 357083
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​Pre-care code: 357096 - Register now
Post-care code: 357097 - Register now

Wild Wetland Adventure (6-9 yrs)

Explore art and nature on this wild wetland adventure! Campers will learn about designs, colours and shapes found in nature, and will capture these elements using different mediums. Daily activities will include art projects, nature games and wetland explorations. This camp includes a field trip to another park for a wetland investigation and art session.

Location: Inglewood Bird Sanctuary

Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Register: Call 403-268-3800 and quote the barcode
​Date ​Register ​Pre-care/Post-care
​July 4 - 8 ​barcodes: 357074 - Register now 
or 357075 - Register now
​Pre-care code: 357084 - Register now
Post-care code: 357085 - Register now
​July 18 - 22 ​barcode: 357076
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​Pre-care code: 357088 - Register now
Post-care code: 357089 - Register now
​August 8 - 12 ​barcode: 357077
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​Pre-care code: 357090 - Register now
Post-care code: 357091 - Register now
​August 22 - 26 ​barcodes: 357081 - Register now
or 357082 - Register now
​Pre-care code: 357086 - Register now
Post-care code: 357087 - Register now

From Garden to Table (10-12 yrs)

Do beans come from trees? Does asparagus grow underground? This camp explores the food we eat and where it comes from. Campers will spend an action-packed week learning about plant structures and growth, helping to maintain a community garden and investigating the impact sustainably-produced food has on our growing world. Our environmental educators will engage campers in discussions about the global food situation, the concept of sustainability and the importance of environmental stewardship.

Location: Inglewood Bird Sanctuary

Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Register: Call 403-268-3800 and quote the barcode
​Date ​Register ​Pre-care/Post-care
​July 18 - 22 ​barcode: 357230
Register now
​Pre-care code: 357088 - Register now
Post-care code: 357089 - Register now
​August 15 - 19 ​barcode: 357231
Register now
​Pre-care code: 357096 - Register now
Post-care: 357097 - Register now

What to bring to camp

Please ensure your child comes to camp with the following items:

Interested in adding a group nature experience to your summer camp program? Try our summer camp sizzlers.