Camp Topics

kids checking out pippy park map

Age-appropriate activities are arranged for each camp: Junior Naturalist Camp and Nature Explorer Camp. These programs offer youth an opportunity to explore Newfoundland natural history through nature hikes, exploration, activities, games, crafts and adventures.

A respect for nature and all its “critters” is emphasized. The camps are suitable for youth who enjoy exploring nature and being outside (regardless of the weather) and who can focus quietly on an activity or craft for a period of time.

While all camps follow similar themes (composting, wetlands, etc.), there is seasonal variety from week to week. Programs, games and activities are also modified to suit the grade level of each camp. Therefore, it is important to enrol your child in the appropriate camp, corresponding to their grade level completed in June.

All programs have been developed at MUN Botanical Garden to present a number of themes in a fun, interactive way, utilizing nature trails, flower gardens, Oxen Pond, indoor and outdoor classrooms, and an outdoor games area.

Junior Naturalist Camps

Suitable for children you have completed Kindergarten through Grade 3.

Nature hikes, games, arts & crafts, composting, snack time botany, dining with ducks, get growing, pond scoop, gardening, story time, and free-play in the field!

kids exploring the compost area

kids in our greenhouse doing newspaper flower pots

Nature Explorer Camps

Suitable for youth who have completed grades 4-6.

Activities may include: habitat stewardship, animal and plant identificaiton, wilderness safety and survival, wildlife watching, orienteering, backpacking tips and trip preparation, camp fire with marshmallow roasting, trail etiquette, fun games, and more. There will be a full day nature hike that will include a visit to the Fluvarium.

This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada.


Botanical Garden

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000