Kids can learn outdoor skills, spend time in nature, and uncover the mysteries of the natural world with summer EcoCamps offered by the Stanley Park Ecology Society (“SPES”).
Stanley Park Summer EcoCamps for Kids
- Offered for: Ages 7 to 11
- EcoCamp Fees: Members $295, Non- Members $325.
- Family membership is $50.
The Summer EcoCamps will run daily, Monday to Friday, from 9:00am to 4:00pm. View the full schedule below and find more information and registration info here.
Week 1: July 3 – 7, 2023 Trees and Bees
Get to know the quiet giants of the forest (spruces, firs, and maples) through hikes and scavenger hunts in Stanley Park, and discover the wonderful world of pollinators while learning how to dance like a bee and fly like a bat.
Week 2: July 10 – 14, 2023 Wild about Water
Visit the different types of wetlands and beaches Stanley Park has to offer. From critter dipping at Beaver Lake to hunting for hidden beach treasures, we will learn about the many species in and out of the water that call these unique environments home.
Week 3: July 17 – 21, 2023 Sunlight Solstice
During the week of summer solstice, get to know the natural cycles of our planet. Come explore how the changing seasons impacts people, plants and animals in Stanley Park through hands-on activities. Campers will observe and learn from these cycles and emerge as “seasoned” experts of nature!
Week 4: July 24 – 28, 2023 Crafty Critters
Get ready to explore the wild world of animals through a creative lens. This week is all about combining our love for animals with crafting and using our imaginations. Campers will learn all about the different types of animals in Stanley Park and their habitats, and take home their animal-themed creations.
Week 5: July 31 – August 4, 2023 Earth Ambassadors
Are you ready to become an Earth Ambassador and make a positive impact on the planet? Explore the different ecosystems of the park and ways we can keep them healthy. Through hands-on experiments and games, campers will learn how to protect the natural world from Stanley Park and beyond.
Week 6: August 8 – 11, 2023 (four days) Beach Explorers
Splash into summer fun as campers explore what lies underneath the tides of the beaches here in Stanley Park. This week is all about immersing ourselves in the beauty and excitement of coastal ecosystems. Come find shoreline treasures, create beach sand art, and look for crabs and starfish.
Week 7: August 14 – 18, 2023 Rainforest Wonders
Join a week-long journey through the lush and complex rainforests of Stanley Park. Through guided hikes and interactive ecology activities, we will learn about how rainforests became unique ecosystems and why they are so important to the Earth.
Week 8: August 21 – 25, 2023 Crafty Critters
Get ready to explore the wild world of animals through a creative lens! Crafty Critters camp week is all about combining our love for animals with crafting and using our imaginations. Campers will learn about the different types of animals in Stanley Park and their habitats, and take home their animal-themed creations.
Week 9: August 28 – September 1, 2023 Feathered Friends
Discover the world of birds through a variety of exciting activities, such as bird watching expeditions, bird-themed crafts and games, and interactive lessons about the behaviours and habitats of our feathered friends. By the end of the week, campers will be able to identify many bird species in Stanley Park.
These camps often sell out and can be a favourite part of many children’s springs or summers. With one week already sold out there spots are bound to fill up fast so register today. For more information about Stanley Park EcoCamps and other SPES programs, follow along on Facebook and Instagram.
Stanley Park Ecology Society promotes awareness of and respect for the natural world through collaborative leadership in environmental education, research, and conservation in Stanley Park. Miss604’s Rebecca Bollwitt is a Board Executive of SPES.