Summer Day Camp 2024

Wilderness Archery Summer Day Camp

Ages: 9 – 13yrs

Registration NOW OPEN

Camp is strictly limited to 15 students per week

This years camp will be held at our property

1874 Highway 20, Fonthill, Ontario near the Allanburg Bridge

Cost: $258.60/wk (includes HST and T-Shirt)
2024 Camp Dates:
  • July 8-12
  • July 22-26
  • July 29- Aug 2
  • Aug 5-9
  • Aug 19-23

Primitive Skills, Canoe Garden Wandering,  Opening Owl Pellets, and Thanksgiving.

Wilderness Archery Summer camp will be run for five day blocks during summer. Camps are age specific to ensure the best possible programming for your student! Please note that due to the high level of cognition and safety required to perform age specific tasks, we have a minimum age of 9 to attend camp.

Ages: 9 – 13yrs

Ages: 9 – 13yrs

Wilderness Archery Summer camp will immerse your student in nature culture and have many amazing adventures and come home with stories that will last a life-time! Unlike many camps in the Niagara Region we have a focus on outdoor cultural immersion, nature connection, land stewardship, and learning wilderness skills as a way to increase personal development.

Our camps will have your student of any age learn many bushcraft and outdoor skills each week!:

  • Raise caterpillars to butterflies; learn role of pollinators through active care, activities and discussions
  • Begin Canoe Garden project; will prepare canoe and plant pollinator plants
  • Dissect owl pellets; learn about hunting lifestyle, anatomy of owls, hands on activity
  • Introduction to animal fur, bones, etc through hands-on interactive games
  • Raise tadpoles to frogs; observe early changes and care for tadpoles
  • Fishing in the Welland Canal
  • Citizen Science project; along the Welland Canal; focus on water quality and aquatic insects
  • Crafts; learn about natural cycles through sensory based games and create take-home crafts
  • Wilderness Skills; fire building, knife skills, archery and axe throwing, shelter building
  • Adventure Walk; 10km day long walk to local Splash pad, short ferry ride, ice cream included
  • Continue Canoe Garden project: introduce vegetable planting
  • Continue raising tadpoles to frogs; observe early changes and care for tadpoles
  • Introduce Nightsky observations; learn about patterns in night-sky, orientation, and weather through play-based activities and discussions
  • Introduce growing and harvesting of wild mushrooms
  • Dissect owl pellets; learn about hunting lifestyle, anatomy of owls
  • Introduction to animal fur, bones, etc through hands-on interactive games
  • Fishing in the Welland Canal
  • Citizen Science project along the Welland Canal; focus on water quality and aquatic insects
  • Crafts/ Games; learn about natural cycles through sensory based games and create take-home crafts
  • Wilderness Skills; fire building, knife skills, archery and axe throwing, shelter building
  • Adventure Walk; 10km day long walk to local Splash pad, short ferry ride, ice cream included
  • Continue Canoe Garden project: focus on vegetable planting
  • Continue raising tadpoles to frogs; observe early changes and care for tadpoles
  • Introduce Nightsky observations; learn about patterns in night-sky, orientation, and weather through play-based activities and discussions
  • Continue growing and harvesting of wild mushrooms
  • Introduction to animal fur, bones, etc through hands-on interactive games
  • Fishing in the Welland Canal
  • Citizen Science project along the Welland Canal; focus on water quality and aquatic insects
  • Crafts/ Games; learn about natural cycles through sensory based games, scavenger hunts for species identification, and create take-home crafts
  • Wilderness Skills; fire building, knife skills, archery and axe throwing, shelter building
  • Adventure Walk; 10km day long walk to local Splash pad, short ferry ride, ice cream included
  • Continue Canoe Garden project: focus on vegetable planting, harvesting
  • Continue raising tadpoles to frogs; observe early changes and care for tadpoles
  • Introduce Nightsky observations; learn about patterns in night-sky, orientation, and weather through play-based activities and discussions
  • Continue growing and harvesting of wild mushrooms
  • Introduction to animal fur, bones, etc through hands-on interactive games
  • Fishing in the Welland Canal
  • Citizen Science project along the Welland Canal; focus on water quality and aquatic insects
  • Crafts/ Games; learn about natural cycles through sensory based games, scavenger hunts for species identification, and create take-home crafts
  • Wilderness Skills; fire building, knife skills, archery and axe throwing, shelter building
  • Adventure Walk; 10km day long walk to local Splash pad, short ferry ride, ice cream included
  • Continue Canoe Garden project: focus on vegetable planting, final harvest
  • Continue raising tadpoles to frogs; observe final changes and care for tadpoles
  • Introduce Nightsky observations; learn about patterns in night-sky, orientation, and weather through play-based activities and discussions
  • Fishing in the Welland Canal
  • Citizen Science project along the Welland Canal; focus on water quality and aquatic insects
  • Crafts/ Games; learn about natural cycles through sensory based games, scavenger hunts for species identification, and create take-home crafts
  • Wilderness Skills; fire building, knife skills, archery and axe throwing, shelter building
  • Adventure Walk; 10km day long walk to local Splash pad, short ferry ride, ice cream included
Fortress Of Solitude

Each week students will build a shelter which will be used by their tribe for games, lunches, and keeping out of hot and / or rainy weather. Shelters will be constructed over several days and be water resistant.

Primitive Skills

Interact with the natural world on a survival basis, creating a powerful context for learning. Develops self-sufficiency, focus, knowledge of place, humility.

Opening Owl Pellets

According to individual and group interest, a session might include:
Camera Stalking, One-Match Fires, Flint Knapping, Archery,  Stove Building, Weaving and Cordage (Rope Making), Carving, Friction Fires, Wild Edibles and Primitive Cooking, Orienteering, Map Making and Scavenger Hunts, Drama and Story Telling, Sewing and Garment Making, Natural Materials Harvesting, Seed Saving, CandleMaking Water Filtration, Shelter Building, and then usually just a little bit more archery.


PLEASE NOTE:
 
We are an outdoor survival camp. Your student will most likely be exposed to all things in relation to outdoor life. This includes being encouraged to go barefoot & play in mud as well as catching frogs. Studentss will have the opportunity to handle knives, axes and other outdoor tools. Your Student may be exposed to firearms and  their relationship to outdoor living. Camp runs rain or shine. Your student will be returned to you wet and muddy most days. Our camp is not for everyone.

Important Information

  • COST: $258.00/wk
  • Sibling Discount $25.00/child
  • For children ages 9 to 13.
  • Courses are taught by qualified instructors and classes are limited to 20 students.
  • Includes T-Shirt
  • Full day camp
  • Friday Late-Night
  • Friday Pot-Luck
  • Supervised lunches
  • Early drop off begins at 8:00 am
  • Extended care available ($10.00/h)
  • We provide water
  • Photos and Videos (With permission) will be available for download the week after camp
  • Your student will get muddy – bring garbage bags for your car seats each day.

Camp Times: 09:00 – 16:00 (4pm)

Early Drop Off: 08:00 – 09:00 @ $10.00/h

Late Pick Up: 17:00 – 18:00(6pm) @ $10.00/h

Please remember to send your student with:

  • A litter free lunch and snacks, no nut products,
  • Refillable water bottle, we provide water
  • Water resistant boots, extra socks, as well as flip-flops, sandals or crocs
  • Label all items and dress accordingly for the weather

Students learning how to start fires

Friday
  • Camp runs late
  • Parent participation
  • Pot-Luck Supper

Students building fort / shelters in the woods

DAY CAMP FORMS (2023)


2023 CAMP WELCOME PACKAGE
CAMP PACKING LIST
2022 CAMP FULL APPLICATION & WAIVER
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REFUNDS:
 Due to the fixed costs of camp including staff wages, supplies, insurance, etc. No refunds are given on camp fees.

Day Camp is strictly limited to 15 students per week

Use Code: SIBLINGDISCOUNT To get $25.00 off when registering two or more students!