Mini-Camps at the Ecology Centre

Summer 2022

Join Ecology Centre naturalists for three days of adventures, fun and outdoor education. Suitable for children ages 5 to 8 or 8 to 12. Each mini-camp costs $83.00. Get 15% off mini-camps with a family Ecology Centre membership. Please ensure you have read our Covid-19 Policies.

Phone 604-990-3755 to register.

Children can be registered for a maximum of two mini-camps.

Spectacular Senses – FULL

Monday, July 4 to Wednesday, July 6

9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Ages 5-8

Awaken all of your senses in the forest! On this sensory journey you’ll smell the earth, taste the plants, feel the chilly waters, and look and listen for wildlife.

Living Dinosaurs – FULL

Wednesday, July 6 to Friday, July 8

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Ages 5-8

Talk about the animals that lived in Vancouver in the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods, then learn more about the ancestors of ancient plants and animals that live in Lynn Canyon Park today.

Survive Outside!

Monday, July 11 to Wednesday, July 13

9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Ages 8-12

Through activities and games, learn useful survival skills like shelter building and basic first aid, while hiking in Lynn Canyon Park.

Nature Creations – FULL

Monday, July 18 to Wednesday, July 20

9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Ages 5-8

Get hands-on with nature at this maker-oriented summer camp. We’ll explore nature art and see how the outdoors inspires us to create!

Take a Hike

Wednesday, July 20 to Friday, July 22

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Ages 8-12

Go on an afternoon adventure through Lynn Canyon Park and beyond, learning about local plants and wildlife and playing games along the way.

The Bear Necessities – FULL

Monday, July 25 to Wednesday, July 27

9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Ages 5-8

It’s summer! Black bears are coming to a neighbourhood near you. Learn about the habits and habitat of bears, discover how to stay safe in bear country, and taste the berries that make a bear’s tummy growl.

Hide and Seek – FULL

Wednesday, July 27 to Friday, July 29

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Ages 5-8

How do animals hide in the forest? Learn about temperate rainforest animals big and small, and discover how to look for animal tracks, sounds, and signs.

Forest Explorers – FULL

Monday, August 8 to Wednesday, August 10

9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Ages 5-8

Use all your senses to learn more about the world! Explore Lynn Canyon Park with hikes, games, and other nature related activities.

Deer Discovery

Wednesday, August 10 to Friday, August 12

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Ages 5-8

Explore the realm of our local Columbian black tailed deer, and see what it eats and where it travels through the forest.

Eco-Experiments

Monday, August 15 to Wednesday, August 17

9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Ages 8-12

Dig in and discover what makes our ecosystem tick. We’ll investigate animals and explore the forces at work in nature with experiments, projects, and games.

Incredible Invertebrates – FULL

Wednesday, August 17 to Friday, August 19

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Ages 5-8

Learn all about the incredible invertebrates of Lynn Canyon. We’ll dig in the dirt, explore small sections of the creek, craft and play games in the rainforest.

Survive Outside – FULL

Monday, August 22 to Wednesday, August 24

9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Ages 5-8

Through activities and games, learn about edible plants, navigation, and shelter-building while hiking in Lynn Canyon Park.