2018 Junior Naturalist Summer Camp
Become a Junior Naturalist and explore the great outdoors. Mingle with plants, animals and everything in between. Five days of nature activities - adventures galore!
2018 early online registration is available April 1st, for 2018 Family Season Pass Holders.
Online registration for the general public is May 1st.
Full-Day Junior Naturalist Camps
- Available to children who have just completed Kindergarten to Grade 6
- Run from 9am - 4pm, Monday-Friday
Half-Day Junior Naturalist Camps
- Available to children who have just completed Kindergarten to Grade 3
- Run from 9am - 1pm, Monday-Friday
Please note: Preschool children and/or children starting Kindergarten in September cannot be accepted.
New for 2018
- All camps include the early and late drop-off fee. Dropoff begins at 8 am and all children MUST be picked up at 5 pm. Camp activities run from 9 am - 4 pm.
-Lunch-time will happen outside most days, picnic-style. However, sometimes lunch-hour will occur in the classroom where children will watch a nature-based video while eating, or participate in crafts, or quiet board games once they are done.
- PLEASE NOTE, there is NO CAMP on the Canada Day Holiday, July 2nd and Regatta Day. These camp prices have been adjusted accordingly.
- Our camps for youth who have completed grades 4-6 will run concurrently with our camps for younger children, opening up many more spaces for both age groups
What is Junior Naturalist Camp?
Our summer camps have been running since 1998 and have increased in length, and size since that time. Due to popular demand and a high return rate of our campers many of our camps fill up before public registration begins on May 1st. Many families register their children for 2 weeks of camps with us, but we do limit registration to 3 weeks maximum.
All camps take place OUTSIDE, whether rain or shine. Appropriate clothing is mandatory. Drop off, lunch time, and pick up take place in our classroom, and we may also head inside for special presentations, and in severe weather. Please be sure your child likes being outside, and enjoys playing, and hiking in nature before registering them in one of our summer camps.
All of our camps focus on a respect for nature and encourage learning through experience and play. Although our mornings are often structured, children are frequently given free time to explore, learn, share, and play all while being supervised by MUN university students and Garden staff who share their passion for nature and the environment.
Please visit our Camp Schedule page for our 2018 camp offerings as well as the daily schedule.
Please visit Camp Topics for some of the many things we do during the week of camp.
Please visit our Camp Registration page to sign up your child for one of our camps.
This program is funded in part by the Government of Canada, through the Young Canada Works employment program.