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Summer Camps

Join GreenUP for an adventure this summer!

Earth Adventures Camp (Ages 5-8) | Urban Bike Adventures Camp (Ages 9-12) 

Earth Adventures Camp Information

Earth Adventures Camp

Children ages 5-8 who attend Earth Adventures will learn new skills and make new friends at our week-long camp. GreenUP Ecology Park is located within the City of Peterborough; our 5 acre park provides children with an outdoor experience and a deeper knowledge of place. Campers will be immersed in nature-awareness as they navigate their way around our urban ecology, both independently and cooperatively.

Your child’s week with us will include a variety of hands-on activities, including (but not limited to) plant identification, stream studies, nature art, gardening, wildlife tracking, bird language, and insect counts. Each week we have a different theme for campers that have an added interest in select topics.

Earth Adventurers spend their time completely outdoors, with a camper to counsellor ratio of 7:1. On hot days we may walk to Beavermead Beach or the Roger’s Cove Beach and splash pad where the children have an opportunity for swimming or water play.

Our experienced staff foster an appreciation for each other and respect for the land.

We acknowledge the land as Michi Saagiig Anishinaabe territory. The Ojibway word for Peterborough is Nogojiwanong, which translates into “place at the end of the rapids.” For thousands of years this region was known as a gathering spot where different first nations, families, and leaders would come together to exchange ideas and knowledge.

This year, each week-long camp will be $315 and each 4-day camp will be $250.

Earth Adventures Camp is often included with the City of Peterborough, Recreation Division Recreational Fee Subsidy Program to assist qualifying families with the cost of camp registration – Click here to learn more and to apply for the subsidy

Registration will open February 7th, 2024 at 7pm!

Information for Registration

We are offering 8 weeks of camp, with various themes for your campers.

Week 1 | July 2-5*

Earth Adventures (age 5-8) – Take Flight! From seeds to birds, and bees to bubbles, we’ll explore flight, and make things that soar!

Week 2 | July 8-12

Earth Adventures (age 5-8) – Insects – Experience the buzz! Learn & live a bug’s life this week at Ecology Park.

Week 3 | July 15-19

Earth Adventures (age 5-8) – Sense-sational Summer – This week we’ll immerse our senses in Ecology Park, and try on the senses of the wild things that call EP home.

Week 4 | July 22-25

Earth Adventures (Age 5-8) – Watch our Garden Grow – Play in the gardens of Ecology Park and let your green thumb show.

Week 5 | July 29-Aug 2

Earth Adventures (Ages 5-8) – Magic of the Forest – Fairies & Folklore come to life this week at Ecology Park.

Week 6 | August 12-16

Earth Adventures (age 5-8) – Wee Wonders – This week we’ll explore the tiny treasures of Ecology Park with magnifiers in hand.

Week 7 | August 19-23

Earth Adventures (age 5-8) – Adventure Camp – Live the adventure – build forts, develop bike skills, and explore the wilderness of Ecology Park and beyond.

Week 8 | August 26 – 29*

Earth Adventures (age 5-8) – Best of Earth Adventures – In this 4-day finale to summer, we’ll celebrate by bringing back some of our favourite crafts and activities from summer 2023!

Please contact camps@greenup.on.ca if you have questions.

* this is a four-day camp.

Refunds and Cancellation Policy for 2024 – A cancellation fee will apply to all refunds to cover our administration costs and payment processing fees.

Applicable Fees:

$50 before May 15th

NO REFUNDS after May 15th, unless your spot can be filled by our wait list, in which case the $50 fee applies.

New Camp for 2024 - Urban Bike Adventures Camp Information

New Camp for 2024 – Urban Bike Adventures (age 9-12)

Based on the overwhelming success of our Bike Adventures Pilot in 2022, the Bike Adventures return – with a twist! This summer, meet up at GreenUP’s Aylmer Street location and explore our city by bike, together.

  • Based in Downtown Peterborough, this full-day roaming camp is infused with opportunities for fun, friendship, and climate action!
  • Build cycling skills with Canadian HopOn Curriculum – a games-based program that teaches the joys of cycling safely.
  • Participants must be able to ride independently and confidently over a medium distance. Bike & helmet required (available to borrow, as needed).

We are offering 8 weeks of camp.

Week 1 | July 2 – 5*

Week 2 | July 8 – 12

Week 3 | July 15 – 19

Week 4 | July 22 – 25 | Camp Week for Girls, Two-Spirit and Gender Diverse youth

Week 5 | July 29 – Aug 2

Week 6 | August 12 – 16 | Camp Week for Girls, Two-Spirit and Gender Diverse youth

Week 7 | August 19 – 23

Week 8 | August 26 – 29*

 *Note: this is a four-day camp.

This year, each week-long Urban Bike camp will be $315 and each four-day camp will be $250.

All camp fees are tax-free. Read below for our new Cancellation Policy.

Refunds and Cancellation Policy for 2024 – A cancellation fee will apply to all refunds to cover our administration costs and payment processing fees.

Applicable Fees:

$50 before May 15th

NO REFUNDS after May 15th, unless your spot can be filled by our wait list, in which case the $50 fee applies.

Please contact camps@greenup.on.ca with any questions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Many of the answers to our frequently asked questions can be found in last year’s Camper & Parent Handbook. For more information about Earth Adventures camps, click the image below (Urban Bike Adventures information coming soon).

Program Contact Information

For questions and additional information about Earth Adventures, please contact our dedicated camps team: camps@greenup.on.ca

We look forward to seeing campers this summer!

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