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Come and have loads of fun while learning about nature, animals and the environment at any one of our day camps.

Please note: All full day camps running 9am-4pm have early drop-off from 8-9am and late pick-up from 4-5pm.

Summer Day Camps

Adventure Out (Ages 7 - 10)

Have map, will discover! In this entirely outdoor camp, we will focus on all the different tools and techniques there are to find our way. Orienteering, geocaching, mapmaking are just some of the ways we will explore our surrounding forest while teaching self-reliance and independence. Who knows, maybe we will even find some hidden treasure!

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

Click register to check availability and to register, or call 311.

Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
7-10 Aug 7 - Aug 10 9:00am - 4:00pm John Janzen Nature Centre Child
$190.00
628316
Instructor: introduced in class
7-10 Aug 27 - Aug 31 9:00am - 4:00pm John Janzen Nature Centre Child
$190.00
628315
Instructor: introduced in class
Dino-Mania

Roam where the giants of the River Valley once roamed! Giant-sized fun awaits anyone who wants to step where the dinosaurs did. We'll play dino games, explore real dino fossils, and create dino art all week... and to finish it off, we will visit Jurassic Forest to stroll among the giants!

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

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Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
5-7 Jul 9 - Jul 13 9:00am - 4:00pm John Janzen Nature Centre Child
$210.00
627939
Instructor: introduced in class
5-7 Jul 30 - Aug 3 9:00am - 4:00pm John Janzen Nature Centre Child
$210.00
627940
Instructor: introduced in class
5-7 Aug 20 - Aug 24 9:00am - 4:00pm John Janzen Nature Centre Child
$210.00
627942
Instructor: introduced in class
Frogwarts School of Witchcraft & Wizardry (Ages 11 - 13)

We are pleased to inform you that you have been accepted at Frogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Please be prepared to learn all about potions at the John Walter Museum, herbology with a visiting professor from the Muttart and how flight works at the Nature Centre. We await your owl to confirm your registration.

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

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Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
10-13 Jul 23 - Jul 27 9:00am - 4:00pm John Janzen Nature Centre Child
$210.00
628308
Instructor: introduced in class
11-13 Aug 13 - Aug 17 9:00am - 4:00pm John Janzen Nature Centre Child
$210.00
628309
Instructor: introduced in class
Jurassic World (age 8-10)

Dig into dinosaur science! In this supersized week of camp, your camper will discover what paleontologists do as they practice preserving tracks, excavating mini-dinosaurs and putting together a T-Rex skeleton. They'll visit the University of Alberta's Paleontology Museum and learn all about the River Valley's rich dinosaur history. This is a camp they will really dig!

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

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Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
8-10 Jul 16 - Jul 20 9:00am - 4:00pm John Janzen Nature Centre Child
$190.00
628317
Instructor: introduced in class
8-10 Aug 7 - Aug 10 9:00am - 4:00pm John Janzen Nature Centre Child
$175.00
628318
Instructor: introduced in class
8-10 Aug 27 - Aug 31 9:00am - 4:00pm John Janzen Nature Centre Child
$190.00
628319
Instructor: introduced in class
Lil' Chickadees

Be curious like a chickadee in this half-day camp that is focused on nature exploration! Wonder at the beauty of the forest, use all the senses to encounter local plants and animals, and free play among the trails and trees of the Nature Centre. Who knew living life as a chickadee was so swell?

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

Click register to check availability and to register, or call 311.

Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
4-5 Jul 23 - Jul 27 9:00am - Noon John Janzen Nature Centre Child
$145.00
630824
Instructor: introduced in class
4-5 Aug 13 - Aug 17 9:00am - Noon John Janzen Nature Centre Child
$145.00
630825
Instructor: introduced in class
Stranger Nature Things

Did you know that a woodpecker's tongue wraps around its skull? This week your camper becomes a citizen scientist, observing nature and recording their findings. Each day an artist will work with them so that they can capture all the strangest things in their field journals. Watch out woodpeckers, we will find all your secrets!

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

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Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
8-10 Jul 9 - Jul 13 9:00am - 4:00pm John Janzen Nature Centre Child
$210.00
630829
Instructor: introduced in class
8-10 Jul 30 - Aug 3 9:00am - 4:00pm John Janzen Nature Centre Child
$210.00
630830
Instructor: introduced in class
Super-Natural

Get your cape ready, we are about to help save the world! Your camper will discover some of the superheroes of nature, from the smallest pollinators that are important for our food, to the tallest trees that help us breathe! They'll use science to explore conservation, frolic in the forest, plant some trees, and become a nature hero!

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

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Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
5-7 Jul 16 - Jul 20 9:00am - 4:00pm John Janzen Nature Centre Child
$190.00
630826
Instructor: introduced in class
5-7 Aug 7 - Aug 10 9:00am - 4:00pm John Janzen Nature Centre Child
$175.00
630827
Instructor: introduced in class
5-7 Aug 27 - Aug 31 9:00am - 4:00pm John Janzen Nature Centre Child
$190.00
630828
Instructor: introduced in class
Nature, That's Gross! (age 5-7)

Nature can be so GROSS! Slimy worms that eat almost anything! Flowers that smell like feet to attract bugs! Paper made of poo! In this entirely outdoor camp, your camper will do science experiments with worms, dissect owl pellets and, visit the zoo to help and figure out Natures disgusting mysteries. Nature can be so COOL!

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

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Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
5-7 Jul 3 - Jul 6 9:00am - 4:00pm John Janzen Nature Centre Child
$156.00
628006
Instructor: introduced in class
5-7 Jul 23 - Jul 27 9:00am - 4:00pm John Janzen Nature Centre Child
$190.00
628007
Instructor: introduced in class
5-7 Aug 13 - Aug 17 9:00am - 4:00pm John Janzen Nature Centre Child
$190.00
628008
Instructor: introduced in class
You vs. Wild (age 11-13)

Wander where the WIFI is weak! In this exclusively outdoor, confidence-building, camp your camper explores all the different ways that the land can provide. They'll learn survival skills like plant identification, shelter construction, and fire building. They'll go on a full day nature hike and challenge themselves at the Snow Valley Aerial Park. Who needs WIFI anyway!

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

Click register to check availability and to register, or call 311.

Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
11-13 Jul 9 - Jul 13 9:00am - 4:00pm John Janzen Nature Centre Child
$240.00
628324
Instructor: introduced in class
10-13 Jul 30 - Aug 3 9:00am - 4:00pm John Janzen Nature Centre Child
$240.00
628325
Instructor: introduced in class

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John Janzen Nature Centre

Location
7000 143 Street
Whitemud Drive & Fox Drive

Shared parking lot with Fort Edmonton Park

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 2359
Edmonton, AB  T5J 2R7

Telephone

For more information, program registration, school and group program bookings call 311

Outside of Edmonton, call 780-442-5311

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