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Peterborough Day Camps

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Day Camps at our Peterborough Location

Our unique Environment Centre Summer Day Camps for ages 4 to 16 offer campers a one-of-a-kind Outdoor Learning Experience.  These creative and memorable programs are a magical, meaningful, and fun summer experience that focuses on plenty of time outdoors immersed in Nature with highly experienced, supportive instructors.

The Camp Kawartha Environment Centre that serves as our beautiful home base immersed in Nature is one of Canada’s most sustainable buildings  and is the year round home to our award winning environmental education programming.

Campers enjoy and learn about the wonders of Nature, experience new outdoor activities, and witness environmental stewardship in action.  In an age-appropriate manner, they learn to and participate in making a positive difference toward taking care of our beautiful home – the earth.

Day Camps at our Peterborough Location (ages 4-15)

2505 Pioneer Road, Peterborough, ON 

Wild Clover Day Camp

1 week, Ages 4-6

Woodland Adventures Day Camp

1 week, Ages 12-15

Leadership Day Camp

1 week, Ages 14-16

Benefits of Day Camp

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Provides a magical camp experience for campers that are younger, anxious about being away from home, or just not ready for overnight camp.

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Helps build self-confidence, fosters independence and resiliency.

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Offer engaging, fun physical activities that build physical and mental health.

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Teach practical skills to enjoy the outdoors.

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Connect children to nature through daily immersion in the beautiful Trent Nature Area Lands.

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Showcase sustainable living in action.

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Are led by caring staff with extensive experience working with children and nature. Many year-round Environmental Educators.

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camper in tree

Benefits of Time Spent Outdoors

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Quite simply, nature is good for us. 

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Increasing evidence shows that it is important, healthy, and fun for children to have frequent and varied opportunities for play outdoors — and especially outdoors with natural vegetation—as a part of their everyday lives. (Children & Nature Network – Research Library).  

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When they do, they are happier, healthier and smarter. They are more self-disciplined and focused.  They are more self-confident, creative and cooperative. They are better problem-solvers, more optimistic and more physically fit….

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…. All in all, nature is good for children and their friends and family, too!

What parents are saying about our Day Camps…

“Day camp at Camp Kawartha allows our kids to start getting a real camp experience at a young age. The spirit of the camp shines of goodness, laughter and delight! I am confident that I am sending my children to a place that nurtures the values of environmental stewardship, fun and play in the outdoors!”

What parents are saying about our Day Camps…

“We all had a wonderful week at Camp Kawartha. My 3 kids are still talking about it! I cannot forget the tremendous patience and time that you gave to my youngest day camper; it meant so much to me, and him! Thank you for all the wonderful Camp Kawartha memories and experiences that have followed us back home to Virginia. See you next summer!”

What parents are saying about our Day Camps…

“My son had a rich experience, even in the 3-day camp. At the end of the day he was both inspired and tuckered out from all of the fun and learning. I am thrilled as a parent that he was immersed in fresh air, a natural environment and was engaged in physical and learning activities! “

What parents are saying about our Day Camps…

“Our kids could not have had a more enriching camp experience! The councillors lead with compassion and make every learning experience fun for the campers. We feel so lucky to be a part of the camp Kawartha community.”

Wild Clover Day Camp

Ages 4-6

Our Wild Clover Day Camp for ages 4 to 6 gives our youngest campers the opportunity to explore, learn, and make friends in a fun, safe, and supportive setting.  Children learn to enjoy and thrive in their time spent outdoors with our caring, experienced instructors!

Camp Program (9:00am - 3:00pm)

Drop Off Time: 8:45am-9:15am
Pick Up Time: 2:45pm-3:15pm

Sample Activities Include:

  • Arts & Crafts
  • Outdoor Free Play
  • Games
  • Small Hikes
  • Exploration in Nature
  • Environmental Education
  • Swimming
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kids with teacher observing plants

Environment Centre Day Camp

Ages 7-12

Our Environment Centre Day Camps for ages 7 to 12 are geared to get kids outdoors and immerse in Nature! Campers learn a lot to quote more than one parent and have outdoor adventures with friends new and old. Led by our experienced, creative, caring, and dynamic instructors, these camps are fun, hands-on, engaging experiences designed to help participants form strong connections with Nature, the Environment, and Others.

Camp Program (9:00am - 4:00pm)

Drop Off Time: 8:45am-9:15am
Pick Up Time: 3:45pm-4:15pm

Sample Activities Include:

  • Traditional Outdoor Skills (fire making, outdoor cooking, animal tracking, shelter building)
  • Nature-based games and challenges
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Taking Care of the Environment
  • Outdoor Adventure & Exploration
  • Teamwork
  • Environmental Education
  • Swimming

Woodland Adventures

Ages 12-15

For older campers, our Woodland Adventures program provides an opportunity to explore far & wide… to grow further in their learning about the Outdoors, Nature and Environmental Stewardship, as well as their relationships with others.

Camp Program (9:00am - 4:00pm)

Drop Off Time: 8:45am-9:15am
Pick Up Time: 3:45pm-4:15pm

Sample Activities Include:

  • Outdoor & Wilderness skills
  • Enjoying full day adventures out on the land
  • Team building and Initiative Challenges
  • Nature-based studies, lessons, and experiences
  • Advanced Environmental Care Taking and Stewardship
  • Fun and Adventure with friends outdoors
  • Swimming
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Leadership Day Camp

Ages 14-16

In addition to all the experiences offered in our Woodland Adventures program for older campers, our Leadership Day Camp offers the following learning opportunities:

  • Building confidence and self-esteem
  • Discovering leadership qualities
  • Honing teamwork skills
  • Problem solving independently and in groups
  • Planning, designing, and running safe, fun, educational outdoor experiences for younger campers
  • Forging strong connections with Nature, Others, and Self
  • Implementing an Environmental Stewardship Project

Camp Program (9:00am - 4:00pm)

Drop Off Time: 8:45am-9:15am
Pick Up Time: 3:45pm-4:15pm