Adventure Earth Summer Programs

Nature based outdoor earth education camps
A wizard reading a magic spellbook

Adventure Earth staff are excited to offer a number of outdoor, earth education day camps, overnight camps and Youth Leadership activities for the Summer 2022!

Registration opens April 27 for summer camps

Click on a link to view camp information: 

 

 

At the Adventure Earth Centre, sustainability and the environment are very important to us. One of our Earth steps (An Earth step is an action you choose to help the planet) is to not print forms, letters and mail things using the post office. Instead we have chosen to communicate and send/receive all forms and letters through e-mail. Unfortunately, many of our e-mails end up in junk mail folders.

If you have registered for one or more of our summer programs and haven’t received an e-mail from us, please check your junk mail.

 

Adventure Earth Overnight Camps

Adventure Earth’s Overnight Camps offer campers the opportunity to experience nature while also learning about the natural world. By allowing children to take risks and face challenges, overnight camps helps children build their independence, resiliency, and self-esteem in a safe, supervised and supportive environment.

These camps are offered at Camp Mockingee, 160 Smeltzer Rd, Windsor, NS

Overnight Camp: Sunship Earth | Ages 10-12

Friday, July 8 to Wednesday, July 13, 2022
Course code: 00055099 
Cost: $350.00

Saturday, July 16 to Thursday, July 21, 2022 
Course code: 00055101
Cost: $350.00

Registration opens April 27 for summer camps

Overnight camp description: 
We are all traveling at an incredible speed around the sun on a ship we call earth. Our mission is to gain the appreciation, understanding and caring for our planet so as to become engaged and confident crew members. Welcome aboard! Join us for…

  • The FUN and Excitement of Overnight Camps at its Very Best Adventure in Nature: Whether it is the magic of the Milky Way, the wonder of a butterfly, or the adventure in a tiny cave, you’ll be exploring the mystery in nature with all sorts of surprises thrown in!
  • Canoeing & Swimming: There’s a neat lake to discover while improving your skills 
  • Magic Spots: Your own beautiful spot in the forest, a quiet time to enjoy the peaceful things around you! Good Food: A professional chef who knows how to please… and mealtime is spiced with adventure too!
  • Campfires: Songs, stories, and skits, with a twist of “magic”
  • Good Friends: A fun cooperative group which values each person.
Overnight Camp: L.E.A.D  | Ages 13-16

Monday, July 25, 2022 to Friday, July 29, 2022
Course code: 00055102
Cost: $275.00
Registration opens April 27 for summer camps

Overnight camp description: 
This program is one of the most exciting, engaging and adventurous experiences that a camper can undergo in one week. Let us assure you, this week is packed! We incorporate the four elements of LEAD (leadership, environment, adventure and discovery) into camp through creativity, exploration and hands-on activities. We also spend almost our whole day outside in nature at beautiful Camp Mockingee.
LEAD is a dynamic, engaging, and life-changing experience that gives leaders a glimpse into the lives of change-makers and community builders working to create a more sustainable future. The program empowers you to define your own vision for the future, and helps you develop the skills necessary to turn this vision into reality. Supported by experienced staff the camp emphasizes leadership, environmental learning, adventure, and discovery. 
Through team-building, community service, and reflection you have the opportunity to develop leadership skills that can be used for yourself, with your family, and in your community. And it wouldn’t be an AEC camp without eating good food and creating magical summer memories of stargazing, campfires, canoeing, and swimming!

Overnight Camp:  H.E.A.T. Youth Camp

Ages: 13-18
Friday, August 5, 2022 to Sunday, August 7, 2022
Course code: 00055533
Cost: $50.00
Registration opens April 27 for summer camps

Overnight camp description: 
H.E.A.T. (“Helping the Earth by Acting Together”) provides great opportunities for youth who have an interest in the environment and who would like to “make a difference”. It is “youth driven” overnight camp that aims to provide opportunities for leadership, to develop personal skills, to create service and action projects, to participate in active living opportunities, and to remain connected to other like-minded youth.

Shubie Park Camps | Ages 6-9
Woodland Enchantment Day Camp

Woodland Enchantment

Week of July 4, 2022
Course code: 00055093
Cost: $175.00
Registration opens April 27 for summer camps

Camp description: 

A mystical day camp where campers will explore magical creatures that may live in our forests! The Wizard will challenge us to build gnome homes, search for fairies and all things tiny, learn about why unicorns are so passionate about colours, explore dragon dens and things that glow and wrap up the week with an Enchanted Picnic! There will be no lack of magic and adventure in this camp!

Wild Things Day Camp

Wild Things

Week of July 11, 2022
Course code: 00055092
Cost: $175.00
Registration opens April 27 for summer camps

Camp description:

Campers get to explore nature in all its messy, slimy, glory. This camp is about exploring nature through the senses - touch, smell, sound, sight, and taste (to some extent anyway). Learn about wild creatures vs domestic and how to appreciate and support wildlife. Fun activities include practicing what it is like to be an ant, exploring fun facts about worms, doing a little fishing and critter dipping in the pond. A chance to experience nature in a truly “hands on” way!

Ways of the Woods Day Camp

Ways of the Woods

Week of July 18, 2022
Course code: 00055091
Cost: $175.00
Registration opens April 27 for summer camps

Camp description:

Interested in learning how to spend time in the woods in a more adventurous way? Join us for an introductory camp to outdoor skills. Campers will learn how to set up a tent, build forts and fires, learn what to do if they ever get lost in the woods and receive the Hug-A-Tree certificate! They will then get to put all of their learning into practice with a full-day adventure into the woods!

Eco – Champions Day Camp

Eco–Champions

Week of July 25, 2022
Course code: 00055090
Cost: $175.00
Registration opens April 27 for summer camps

Camp description:

Are you someone who cares about creatures in nature? Want to learn more about what they need to survive in their habitats? Explore the woodlands and the water areas, learn the importance of trees, and help solve the age-old challenge of Epash and Deen, the Shapeshifters who live in the forest! Campers will also learn how humans are affecting some creature’s homes and become champions who will advocate for the needs of all of Nova Scotia’s creatures.

Heart of the Park Day Camp

Heart of the Park

Week of August 2, 2022.
Course code: 00055096
Cost: $140.00
Registration opens April 27 for summer camps

Camp description:

Grow some love for one of our beautiful local parks by joining our character Heartland each day who can’t wait to share all the highlights of the park with you! Hearts will be the theme of the week with finding these favourite features using a heart-marked map, as well as enjoying favourite songs, games and outdoor activities. Engage in some art in the park, learn basic hiking skills and safety and then explore the park using the trail map, try a fun compass challenge, learn to make fires and of course roast some treats over them, and participate in good ol’ camp favourites of canoeing and swimming!

Child wrapped in a blanket

Forest Foundations Day Camp

Forest Foundations

Week of August 8, 2022
Course code: 00055097
Cost: $175.00
Registration opens April 27 for summer camps

Camp description:

Learn the foundations of living in the forest. Learn how to build a fire, shelter and find your way in the forest. Learn what to do if they ever get lost in the forest and receive the Hug-A-Tree certificate! 


 

A person stands in a pond with a net looking for critters

Wonders of Wildlife

Week of August 15, 2022
Course code: 00055078
Cost: $175.00
Registration opens April 27 for summer camps

Camp description:

Explore nature through the senses - touch, smell, sound, sight, and taste. Learn about wild creatures vs domestic and how to appreciate and support wildlife. Explore fun facts about worms, do a little fishing and critter dipping in the pond. 


Shubie Park Camps | Ages 10-12
Wonder World Day Camp

Wonder World

Week of July 4, 2022
Course code: 00055086
Cost: $175.00
Registration opens April 27 for summer camps

Camp description:

The natural world really is full of wonder! Experience the magic that nature has to offer and learn some weird and wonderful facts like the colours of light, the incredibly long migration of the Monarch Butterfly, the fascination of camouflage, what really goes on during hibernation, or the amazing survival adaptations of all creatures! Find out about the importance of pollinators, taste some honey, meet a local beekeeper and take home your own beeswax candle! Join our renown and  zany Professor Know-It-All who will engage us in nature’s wonders in a super fun way!


 

Sustainable You Day Camp

Sustainable You

Week of July 11, 2022
Course code: 00055084
Cost: $175.00
Registration opens April 27 for summer camps

Camp description:

Have you ever felt that living sustainably was incredibly difficult? Through this camp, campers will find that sustainable living can be achieved by anyone through simple daily choices! Whether it’s food, energy, transportation, or getting closer with nature, this camp will help campers feel empowered to make sustainable decisions in their lives!

 

Earth Savers Day Camp

Earth Savers
Week of July 18, 2022
Course code: 00055085
Cost: $175.00
Registration opens April 27 for summer camps

Camp description:

An exciting camp where participants will work towards joining an ancient club through taking on challenges of learning the “lost arts” of the Elders and deciphering secret codes, with a mission to save the air, water, and soil cycles. Through fun and experiential activities, they will learn about these cycles, the importance of them to us, how they are impacted, and actions that we can take to lessen our impact on these cycles.


 

Nature Friends Day Camp

Nature Friends

Week of July 25, 2022
Course code: 00055069
Cost: $175.00
Registration opens April 27 for summer camps

Camp description:

Have you ever felt that living sustainably was incredibly difficult? Through this camp, campers will find that sustainable living can be achieved by anyone through simple daily choices! Whether it’s food, energy, transportation, or getting closer with nature, this camp will help campers feel empowered to make sustainable decisions in their lives!


 

Heart of the Park Day Camp

Heart of the Park

Week of August 2, 2022
Course code: 00055095    
Cost: $140.00
Registration opens April 27 for summer camps

Camp description:

Grow some love for one of our beautiful local parks by joining our character Heartland each day, who can’t wait to share all the highlights of the park with you! Hearts will be the theme of the week with finding these favourite features using a heart-marked map, as well as enjoying favourite songs, games and outdoor activities. Engage in some art in the park, learn basic hiking skills and safety and then explore the park using the trail map, try a fun compass challenge, learn to make fires and of course roast some treats over them, and participate in camp favourites of canoeing and swimming!


 

a frame sits around pieces of nature

Nature's Magic

Week of August 8, 2022
Course code: 00055075
Cost: $175.00
Registration opens April 27 for summer camps

Camp description:

Join us for a magical adventure when we explore the cool things about nature!  Find out about all about the cool things that happen in nature, through exploration. Find out how so many things are connected and we as humans can appreciate the magic of so many creatures and plants. 


 

Wilderness Basics Day Camp

Wilderness Basics

Week of August 15, 2022
Course code: 00055089
Cost: $175.00
Registration opens April 27 for summer camps

Camp description:

A fun, hands-on camp that gives participants an opportunity to learn outdoor skills and engage in teambuilding. Participants will build their knowledge with sessions on fires and outdoor cooking, knots and shelters, and basic compass skills. They will also learn “Leave No Trace” and “Hug and Tree and Survive!” principles. The week culminates with an overnight camping trip (Thursday-Friday) at Shubie Campground in Dartmouth, where participants will get the opportunity to apply the skills they’ve learned!


Fleming Park Camps | Ages 6-9
Forest Friends Day Camp

Forest Friends

Week of July 4, 2022
Course code: 00055068
Cost: $175.00
Registration opens April 27 for summer camps

Camp description:

Campers will learn about Nova Scotia’s plants and animals. From birds to fish, or from trees to animals, participants will be immersed in the park making connections with nature. Through fun, engaging activities they will learn about forest, pond and ocean eco-systems and how our creature friends are being impacted by humans.


 

Eco–Champions

Eco–Champions

Week of July 11, 2022
Course code: 00055070
Cost: $175.00
Registration opens April 27 for summer camps

Camp description:

Are you someone who cares about creatures in nature? Want to learn more about what they need to survive in their habitats? Explore the woodlands and the water areas, learn the importance of trees, and help solve the age-old challenge of Epash and Deen, the Shapeshifters who live in the forest! Campers will also learn how humans are affecting some creature’s homes and become champions who will advocate for the needs of all of Nova Scotia’s creatures.


 

Ways of the Woods Day Camp

Ways of the Woods

Week of July 18, 2022
Course code: 00055076
Cost: $175.00
Registration opens April 27 for summer camps

Camp description:

Interested in learning how to spend time in the woods in a more adventurous way? Join us for an introductory camp to outdoor skills. Campers will learn how to set up a tent, build forts and fires, learn what to do if they ever get lost in the woods and receive the Hug-A-Tree certificate! They will then get to put all of their learning into practice with a full-day adventure into the woods!


 

A butterfly on a leaf

Cool Creatures

Week of July 25, 2022
Course code: 00055079 
Cost: $175.00
Registration opens April 27 for summer camps

Camp description:

Campers will learn about Nova Scotia’s plants and animals. From birds to fish, or from trees to animals, participants will be immersed in the park making connections with nature. Through fun, engaging activities they will learn about forest, pond and ocean eco-systems and how our creature friends are being impacted by humans.


 

Heart of the Park Day Camp

Heart of the Park

Week of August 2, 2022
Course code: 00055083
Cost: $140.00
Registration opens April 27 for summer camps

Camp description:

Grow some love for one of our beautiful local parks by joining our character Heartland each day who can’t wait to share all the highlights of the park with you! Hearts will be the theme of the week with finding these favourite features using a heart-marked map, as well as enjoying favourite songs, games and outdoor activities. Engage in some art in the park, learn basic hiking skills and safety and then explore the park using the trail map, try a fun compass challenge, learn to make fires and of course roast some treats over them, and participate in good ol’ camp favourites of canoeing and swimming!


 

A mushroom growing in the woods

Forest Foundations

Week of August 8, 2022
Course code: 00055077 
Cost: $175.00
Registration opens April 27 for summer camps. 

Camp description:

Learn the foundations of living in the forest. Learn how to build a fire, shelter and find your way in the forest. Learn what to do if they ever get lost in the forest and receive the Hug-A-Tree certificate! 

 

Pirates for the Planet Day Camp

Pirates for the Planet

Week of August 15, 2022
Course code: 00055094 
Cost: $175.00
Registration opens April 27 for summer camps. 

Camp description:

With the help of our modern pirate Captain, campers will explore the beach and the forest looking for the treasures that can only be found in nature. The camp is themed around the four R’s (or Arrr’s in Pirate): Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Rethink. All of the fun crafts, activities, and games will be Pirate themed and will teach the campers the importance of the R’s in our everyday lives!


Fleming Park Camps | Ages 10-12
Earth Savers Day Camp

Earth Savers

Week of July 4-, 2022
Course code: 00055071 
Cost: $175.00
Registration opens April 27 for summer camps. 

Camp description:

An exciting camp where participants will work towards joining an ancient club through taking on challenges of learning the “lost arts” of the Elders and deciphering secret codes, with a mission to save the air, water, and soil cycles. Through fun and experiential activities, they will learn about these cycles, the importance of them to us, how they are impacted, and actions that we can take to lessen our impact on these cycles.


 

Realm of the Underground

Realm of the Underground

Week of July 11, 2022
Course code: 00055080 
Cost: $175.00
Registration opens April 27 for summer camps. 

Camp description:

What are all the wondrous things that happen below what we see and where we walk? So much more than we think! From roots to waterways to underground habitats, it is busy! How does a volcano work and how is coal made? What is it like to be a geologist? Come meet a real one and find out! And then there are all those awesome rocks and crystals and fossils (with a few special take-homes of your own!) And say what? Rock art and rock candy? Come join us for a camp of exploring and learning the wonders of the underground!


 

A child looks at a compass in the woods

Outdoors Life

Week of July 18, 2022
Course code: 00055072 
Cost: $175.00
Registration opens April 27 for summer camps. 

Camp description:

A fun, hands-on camp that gives participants an opportunity to learn outdoor skills and engage in teambuilding. Participants will build their knowledge with sessions on fires and outdoor cooking, knots and shelters, and basic compass skills. They will also learn “Leave No Trace” and “Hug and Tree and Survive!” principles. The week culminates with an overnight camping trip (Thursday-Friday) at Shubie Campground in Dartmouth, where participants will get the opportunity to apply the skills they’ve learned!

 

A person holds gems and rocks in the woods

Discoveries in Dirt

Week of July 25, 2022
Course code: 00055087 
Cost: $175.00
Registration opens April 27 for summer camps. 

Camp description:

Come find out what wonders lie in and underneath the dirt. From rocks to roots there is so much in the ground to discover. Learn about minerals, crystals and rocks. Get in the dirt with your friends and find out what there is to see.


 

Heart of the Park Day Camp

Heart of the Park

Week of August 2, 2022
Course code: 00055081    
Cost: $140.00
Registration opens April 27 for summer camps. 

Camp description:

Grow some love for one of our beautiful local parks by joining our character Heartland each day, who can’t wait to share all the highlights of the park with you! Hearts will be the theme of the week with finding these favourite features using a heart-marked map, as well as enjoying favourite songs, games and outdoor activities. Engage in some art in the park, learn basic hiking skills and safety and then explore the park using the trail map, try a fun compass challenge, learn to make fires and of course roast some treats over them, and participate in camp favourites of canoeing and swimming!


 

Sustainable You Day Camp

Sustainable You

Week of August 8, 2022
Course code: 00055073 
Cost: $175.00
Registration opens April 27 for summer camps. 

Camp description:

Have you ever felt that living sustainably was incredibly difficult? Through this camp, campers will find that sustainable living can be achieved by anyone through simple daily choices! Whether it’s food, energy, transportation, or getting closer with nature, this camp will help campers feel empowered to make sustainable decisions in their lives!


 

Wilderness Basics Day Camp

Wilderness Basics

Week of August 15, 2022
Course code: 00055074 
Cost: $175.00

Registration opens April 27 for summer camps. 

Camp description:

A fun, hands-on camp that gives participants an opportunity to learn outdoor skills and engage in teambuilding. Participants will build their knowledge with sessions on fires and outdoor cooking, knots and shelters, and basic compass skills. They will also learn “Leave No Trace” and “Hug and Tree and Survive!” principles. The week culminates with an overnight camping trip (Thursday-Friday) at Shubie Campground in Dartmouth, where participants will get the opportunity to apply the skills they’ve learned!


Youth Leadership with Adventure Earth

Summer Youth Leadership Information Night (For Shubie Park location)
Adventure Earth - Shubie Park
Thursday, June 2, 2022. 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm.
Ages: 13-18
Course code: 00051658
Cost: FREE
Registration opens March 23 for the information sessions. 

Summer Youth Leadership Information Night (For Fleming Park location)
Adventure Earth - Fleming Park 
Wednesday, June 1, 2022. 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm.
Ages: 13-18
Course code: 00051657
Cost: FREE
Registration opens March 23 for the information sessions. 

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