FortWhyte Alive offers a wilderness summer camp setting, within city limits. We provide a fun, safe environment for positive outdoor experiences. Our enthusiastic staff and volunteer counsellors have the energy, creativity, and empathy to create an incredible week packed with outdoor adventure for your camper.
Early registration for summer camp opens February 26 at noon (Exclusive to current FortWhyte Alive Family members)
General registration opens February 28 at 9 am.
All FortWhyte Alive camp programs follow a different, daily, nature-based program theme. Each section will have slightly different, age-appropriate approach to their themes. Games, crafts, outdoor activities, and interactions with FortWhyte Alive’s exhibits combine to make a fun program that teaches campers about nature and culture -- education follows enjoyment at camp!
Kinder Camp, Rabbit Rangers, and EcoQuest all offer unique activities and programs that are adapted to be age-appropriate for their campers. Fox Bay’s themes are nature-based, but also tied to activities such as Stand-up Paddleboard instruction.
Kinder Camp (Pre-school & K, must be 4 years)
Kinder Camp is the perfect introduction to a summer camp experience for pre-school kids. Each day, campers will explore a new nature theme through hikes, crafts, and games. Kinder Campers do not participate in swimming. Please note that Kinder Camp is a full day camp.
FortWhyte Alive Members: $170/week
Rabbit Rangers (Grades 1 to 2)
Rabbit Rangers provides full days of “natural” fun. Swimming, games and arts and crafts, are a part of each session! Weather permitting, each week will have a voyageur canoe ride!
FortWhyte Alive Members: $200/week
EcoQuest (Grades 3 to 5)
Summer camping at its best! The EcoQuest program offers campers a taste of adventure, in addition to our regular line-up of nature-based program themes. Activities such as swimming, canoeing, archery, and crafts are included in each session.
FortWhyte Alive Members: $200/week
Fox Bay (Grades 6 to 8)
Adventure awaits! Mountain bike on FortWhyte’s trails, explore the past in the tipis, canoe, kayak, and learn to live close to the land! In the month of July, campers learn the fundamentals of Stand Up Paddleboard and will receive Paddle Canada Certification. August is adventure camp! Campers will learn enhanced paddling techniques and wilderness survival skills. Please note that all campers registering for Fox Bay must be able to ride a bike.
FortWhyte Alive Members: $240/week
Summer Day Camp 2019
Session 1 (July): Animal Antics
Week 1 - July 2 to 5 *
Week 2 - July 8 to 12
Week 3 - July 15 to 19
Week 4 - July 22 to 26
Session 2 (August): Life on the Prairies
Week 1 - July 29 to August 2
Week 2 - August 12 to 16
Week 3 - August 19 to 23
* 4 day week, reduced fee applies:
Kinder Camp (Members: $145/week, Non-Members: $165/week)
Rabbit Rangers (Members: $170/week, Non-Members: $190/week)
EcoQuest (Members: $170/week, Non-Members: $190/week)
Fox Bay (Members: $205/week, Non-Members: $225/week)
Not able to commit to a week-long camp? Single day experiences are designed for the week following the August Long Weekend. Campers are welcome to sign up for one or all camp experiences. All days include swimming.
Single Day Experiences
Dates: August 6 - 9, 2019
Ages: 6 to 11 years
Cost: FortWhyte Alive Members: $47/day; Non-Members: $52/day
Not able to commit to a week-long camp? Single day experience are designed for the week following the August long weekend. Campers are welcome to sign up for one or all camp experiences. All days include swimming.
|Beaks and Bird Tails
FortWhyte Alive is home to a wide variety of bird species. From the tiny chickadee to the huge pelicans that seem to defy physics and float on top of the water, discover how birds adapt to living in so many types of habitats.
Learn about the people of the past who made the prairies their home. Manitoba's history is rich with stories of resilience and ingenuity. Discover how different every day life was for those who came before us.
Insects are amazing, there's no doubt about it! See nature from a bug's eye view and discover how we can help them by protecting their habitats.
To be an explorer, you must be prepared for anything nature puts in front of you. Learn basic survival and navigation techniques to help you find your way.
Information For Parents
For further information on the following, please see our Parent's Guide:
Drop-Offs and Pick-ups
Healthy Bagged Lunch Option
Nuts and Nuts Policies
Garbageless Lunches and Snacks
Clothes and Belongings
Due to the popularity of our summer camps, FortWhyte Alive cannot guarantee the availability of specific spaces as noted above. We will do our best to accommodate your campers, however, we cannot increase our numbers once a camp is full. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.