Nature Nuts Day Camps

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Learning need not end when school is out

Let the GRCA’s Ontario-certified teachers take your child’s school break to the next level of learning! Get your child outdoors to learn to care for the outdoors.

Every year, the GRCA’s Ganaraska Millennium Conservation Area is converted into a safe and exciting day camp for Summer and March Breaks (ages 7–12). Children in these age groups are invited to participate in a variety of engaging lessons, games, crafts, and challenges that encourage fun and memorable learning about the environment.

Our camp has several field spaces for large group games, native species gardens to investigate, a forested trail to explore, a pavilion for shady open air lunches, and a cooled indoor retreat from the heat and inclement weather. This is all conveniently located just a few meters north of the 401 in Port Hope.

Each week of our camp has its own theme in order to attract children of similar interests. Popular themes include Surviving the Elements, Our Flying Friends, Rocking Reptiles and Amazing Amphibians, Mad Scientist, The Amazing Race, and Crafty by Nature. In fact, these themes are so popular that it is not uncommon for several children to repeat the same weeks of camp for many years in succession. Knowing this to be true, our program for each theme alternates through a number of different activities, so that there is something new and exciting for each child, whether it is their first or tenth time attending our camp.

March Break Nature Nuts Day Camp Details

Looking for fun and adventure this March Break? Come spend the week at GRCA’s Nature Nuts

GRCA’s Nature Nuts March Break Camp is designed, planned and delivered by GRCA’s Ontario-certified Outdoor Education teaching staff.

Campers aged 7 to 11 are invited to participate in a variety of hands-on activities, active games, group challenges, zany crafts, and good-natured fun. Children will learn how to survive in the great outdoors; design, construct and test structures, create messy science experiments, and so much more.

Summer Nature Nuts Day Camp Details

If your child loves the great outdoors, exploring the wilderness and having fun playing wild and zany games, then this is the camp!

The Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority (GRCA)’s Nature Nuts Summer Camp is ideal for children ages 7-14, who would enjoy marsh exploration, nature hikes, environmental games, and creating amazing crafts.

GRCA Summer Camp Staff

The GRCA prides itself on having highly specialized and expert staff.

All camp instructors are certified teachers with the Ontario College of Teachers with over 25 years of combined experience teaching outdoor education. All staff are trained in First Aid, CPR, AED-use, Conflict Resolution, Group Dynamics and Leadership Development.

Week 1: LIT (Leader in Training) Camp,
Jul 2-5 and choose another week of camp to attend as an LIT (Ages 11-14)

Please Note: LIT second week of camp is not eligible for school volunteer hours. Please contact the GRCA for other volunteer hour opportunities.

Week 2: Surviving the Elements: Part One,
Jul 8-12 (Ages 7-11) — FULLY BOOKED

Week 3: Are You Game?,
Jul 15-19 (Ages 7-11)

Week 4: All Creatures Great and Small,
Jul 22-26 (Ages 7-11)

Week 5: Mad Scientist,
Jul 29-Aug 2 (Ages 7-11)

Week 6: Crafty by Nature,
Aug 12-16 (Ages 7-11)

Week 7: Surviving the Elements: Part Two,
Aug 19-23 (Ages 7-11)

Week 8: Best of Camp, Aug 26-30 (Ages 7-11)

Location: Nature Nuts Summer Camps will be held at:

Ganaraska Millennium Conservation Area
2216 County Road 28, Port Hope,
in the Millennium Building

Regular Hours: 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Extended Care*: 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m.

*$30 per day or $15 for morning or afternoon only

Please complete a registration form:

Or, contact the GRCA during office hours for more information.