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Nature Day Camps

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Send your kids on an action-packed nature adventure! Our 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-camp care is available from 7:30 - 9 a.m. and post-camp care is available from 4 - 5:30 p.m. Childcare is $25 per week per timeslot. Registration is required.

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

Spring Nature Camps

Nature Fun Camp (4-5 years)

Leave no rock unturned during this exciting week of nature walks and animal investigations. Campers will explore the natural world and learn about bugs, birds, plants and mammals through games, stories, arts and crafts. Pre-camp care is available only.

Date: March 27 - 31
Time: 9 a.m. - noon
Cost: $115
Register: Call 403-268-3800, option 1 and quote the Barcode

​Location ​Register ​Pre-camp Care
​Inglewood Bird Sanctuary ​Barcode: 374456 - register online ​Barcode: 375639 - register online
Ralph Klein Park ​Barcode: 374458 - register online ​Barcode: 375637 - register online

Nature Spring Camp (6-9 years)

Explore bugs, birds and budding plants during this amazing week-long adventure. Campers will discover the awe-inspiring wonders of nature while learning about plant and animal adaptations. Activities will include nature-themed arts and crafts, stories, games and outdoor explorations. Pre and post-camp care is available.

Date: March 27 - 31
Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Cost: $225
Register: Call 403-268-3800, option 1 and quote the Barcode

​Location ​Register ​Pre-camp/Post-camp Care
​Inglewood Bird Sanctuary ​Barcode: 374462 - register online ​Pre-camp Barcode: 375639 - register online
Post-camp Barcode: 375638 - register online
Ralph Klein Park ​Barcode: 374467 - register online ​Pre-camp Barcode: 375637 - register online
Post-camp Barcode: 375640 - register now

2017 Summer Nature Camps

Registration opens February 27, 2017.

Growing Wild (4-5 years)

Let your preschooler run wild during this week of half-day adventures. Campers will learn about the life cycles of bugs, birds, plants and animals, and will explore the great outdoors as one of nature’s wild things. Activities will include guided walks, nature games and arts and crafts. Pre-camp care is available for the morning session and post-camp care is available for the afternoon session.

Location: Inglewood Bird Sanctuary
Cost: $115

​Date ​Time ​Register - Opens
February 27, 2017
​Pre-camp/Post-camp Care
​July 10-14 ​9 a.m. - noon ​Barcode: 377047 ​Pre-camp Barcode: 376967
​July 10-14 ​1 - 4 p.m. ​Barcode: 376962 ​Post-camp Barcode: 376968
​July 31-August 4 ​9 a.m. - noon ​Barcode: 376963 ​Pre-camp Barcode: 376971
​July 31-August 4 ​1 - 4 p.m. ​Barcode: 376964 ​Post-camp Barcode: 376972
​August 21-25 ​9 a.m. - noon Barcode: 376975​ ​Pre-camp Barcode: 377050
​August 21-25 ​1 - 4 p.m. ​Barcode: 376974 ​Post-camp Barcode: 377051

Wild for Wetlands (6-9 years)

Pull on your boots and explore the wonderful world of wetlands. Campers will discover the secrets of marsh life and learn how plants, insects and animals contribute to a healthy wetland. Activities will include daily outdoor expeditions, pond studies, stories and arts and crafts. This camp includes a field trip to another park or site. Pre- and post-camp care is available.

Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Cost: $225

​Date ​Location ​Register - Opens
February 27, 2017
​Pre-camp/Post-camp care
​July 3-7 Inglewood Bird Sanctuary ​Barcode: 376980 ​Pre-camp Barcode: 376986
Post-camp Barcode: 376970
​July 10-14 Inglewood Bird Sanctuary ​Barcode: 376981 ​Pre-camp Barcode: 376967
Post-camp Barcode: 376968
​July 17-21 ​Inglewood Bird Sanctuary ​Barcode: 376982 ​Pre-camp Barcode: 376989
Post-camp Barcode: 376990
​July 24-28 ​Inglewood Bird Sanctuary ​Barcode: 376983 ​Pre-camp Barcode: 376987
Post-camp Barcode: 376988
​August 14-18 ​Inglewood Bird Sanctuary ​Barcode: 376984 ​Pre-camp Barcode: 376969
Post-camp Barcode: 376991
​August 14-18 Ralph Klein Park ​Barcode: 376985 ​Pre-camp Barcode: 377048
Post-camp Barcode: 377049

Winged Wonders (6-9 years)

Learn about the amazing animals that soar, glide and flutter through our skies. Campers will explore the wonders of flight and learn about fantastic flyers in the natural world. Activities will include daily guided walks, aerodynamic crafts and outdoor explorations. This camp includes a field trip to another park or site. Pre- and post-camp care is available.

Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Cost: $225

​Date ​Location ​Register - Opens
February 27, 2017
​Pre-camp/Post-camp care
​July 3-7 Inglewood Bird Sanctuary ​Barcode: 376976 ​Pre-camp Barcode: 376986
Post-camp Barcode: 376970
​July 17-21 ​Inglewood Bird Sanctuary ​Barcode: 376966 ​Pre-camp Barcode: 376989
Post-camp Barcode: 376990
​July 17-21 Ralph Klein Park ​Barcode: 376965 ​Pre-camp Barcode: 376992
Post-camp Barcode: 376993
​July 31-August 4 Inglewood Bird Sanctuary ​Barcode: 376977 ​Pre-camp Barcode: 376971
Post-camp Barcode: 376972
​August 14-18 ​Inglewood Bird Sanctuary ​Barcode: 376978 ​Pre-camp Barcode: 376969
Post-camp Barcode: 376991
​August 21-25 Inglewood Bird Sanctuary ​Barcode: 376979 ​Pre-camp Barcode: 377050
Post-camp Barcode: 377051

Raptors Delight (10-12 years)

Soar with us on this unbelievable week of discovery! Campers will observe eagles, hawks and falcons, learn about their migratory journeys and find out how these stealthy predators hunt. Daily activities will include nature games, outdoor explorations and in-depth investigations of local raptor species. This camp includes a field trip to another park or site. Pre- and post-camp care is available.

Location Inglewood Bird Sanctuary
Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Cost: $225

​Date ​Register - Opens February 27, 2017 ​Pre-camp/Post-camp care
​July 24-28 ​Barcode: 377045 ​Pre-camp Barcode: 376987
Post-camp Barcode: 376988

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.