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Spring Camp

Learn what Manitoba plants and animals are doing throughout the spring season and how spending time outdoors is great for our health.

Group of children with backpacks walking through the forest.

Nature Day Camp Themes

Week A Themes Week B Themes
May 25, June 8, June 22 June 1, June 15
Mondays Ponds, Marshes, & Lakes...Oh My! Leaf it to Me
Tuesdays Aspen Parkland Rangers Sky's the Limit
Wednesdays Going Green Duck, Duck, GOOSE!
Thursdays Off the Beaten Path Buggin' Out
Fridays Birds of a Feather As the Crow Flies

Information For Parents

Camp drop off is between 8:30 and 9:15am. Camp programming begins at 9:15am.

Campers may be picked up between 4 and 4:45pm. Camp programming ends at 4pm.

While waiting, campers participate in self-directed outdoor exploration within staff supervised boundaries.

Habitat Heroes Location: Temporary Education Centre, 1961 McCreary Road

Please park in our overflow or main parking lot and proceed to the Temporary Education Centre, located in our overflow parking lot across from the Prairie Dog Town for drop off and pick up.

Aspen Adventurers Location: Fortwhyte Alive Adventure Site, 2505 McGillivray Blvd.

Find Your Way

Map of FortWhyte highlighting various drop off points.

Note that most of our camp takes place outside. Please send your child with the appropriate outerwear for the weather.

For all other inquiries, please contact us at camp@fortwhyte.org or at (204) 989-8355 (ext 204).

Day Camps

Spring Renewals – Monday, March 25

Spring is a time for renewal and growth. Discover the secret lives of baby animals in the wild and what to do if you are lucky enough to spot one!

Play, Unplugged – Monday, March 25

Regular outdoor play is good for our minds and our bodies, no matter the season. Discover ways to explore and enjoy the outdoors either by yourself or with family and friends.

Basic Bushcraft for Beginners – Wednesday, March 27

Improve your outdoor skills and knowledge as we use our capable hands to construct things out of natural materials. Discuss simple navigation, tracking and survival techniques. Plaid shirts encouraged!

 

Amazing Adaptations – Thursday, March 28

Have you ever thought about how local plants and animals survive the extreme highs and lows of Manitoba weather? Discover these specialized behavioural and physical traits through exploration and play.

Celebrate S.T.E.A.M. – Friday, March 29

Science, technology, engineering, art and math — did you know that nature supports learning about all of these subjects? Take your learning to the next level and discover how intelligent the outdoor world is!

Farm Day Camp

Experience spring on the farm! After a long winter, plants and animals are coming to life. Campers will learn all about farm life through fun activities, including kitchen experiments, crafts, and interacting with livestock. Sign up for one or all experiences.

All Farm Camp dates are sold out! Click here to join our waitlist.

Dates: March 27-29, 2019
Ages:
8-12
Cost:
FortWhyte Alive Members ($45/day); Non-Members ($50/day)

 

Egg Hunt – Wednesday, March 27

Collect eggs from our hens and then use them for cooking a yummy snack in the kitchen. This is just one of the egg-citing activities that campers will participate in as they spend the day learning where our food comes from.

Spring Chicken – Thursday, March 28

Springtime on the farm means new life is all around us! Campers will soak up all the signs of spring as we welcome newly hatched chicks and budding plant life in the greenhouse.

Bun Bun Run – Friday, March 29

We take inspiration from our hopping rabbits to get moving through some fun and active games! Campers will visit with the rabbits and end the day with a campfire.

Group of camp counsellors smiling and waving to camera