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Camps & Programming
Sign up your WILD child or teenager for full-week day camp programs and single-day programs for children aged 4 to 16 years. Camps are available during the Winter Break, March Break, Summer Break, and PA Days.
Winter Break, March Break, and Summer Camps offer full-week programs running Monday to Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Programming for "Baby Birds" (4 years old) will also run for a full week, but from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
Single-Day Programming such as our PA Day Camps and Monthly Forest Programs run on select days from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Watch our social media and email newsletters for announcements and details on upcoming Single-Day Programs.
Extended Care is available for all programs except "Baby Birds"; for an additional fee we will supervise campers up to 2 hours before and 2 hours after camp (7:00-9:00 AM and 4:00-6:00 PM).
Our Camp Experience
Does your WILD CHILD love to explore the outdoors, and wildlife? Then Soper Creek Wildlife Rescue has the perfect camp for them.
Our outdoor Nature center has been providing STEM-based programming since 2016 to WILD children all across Ontario. These programs are a unique, one-of-a-kind, outdoor adventure that will be an experience they will be talking about forever.
Outdoor educational programs focus on hands-on, interactive learning. We welcome all campers in an inclusive program and provide positive, customized age-appropriate programming, that is educational and challenging and most importantly a WILD experience!
Soper Creek Wildlife Rescue is committed to providing every camper with a great camp experience catered to their individual needs. We are focused on getting to know our campers and their families and engaging in open communication to meet your needs. Our goal is to provide your child with an adventure that grows their knowledge of Canadian wildlife, fosters kindness towards others, empathy and understanding, and helps your child grow both socially and emotionally.
Our Animal Ambassador Team has stories to share with your child. And our dedicated wildlife educators are committed both to the well-being of our animals and the children in our program. Our team is made up of a group of year-round staff, that are hard-working teaching professionals, an amazing team of camp counselors (most of whom are currently in teachers college) who all participate in lengthy training programs to help ensure they are strong role models to work with your children.
Daily programs consist of a variety of animal interactions, nature-based science experiments, indigenous peoples' activities, and other outdoor learning experiences. All programs have a key focus on science, Canadian wildlife, and nature.
All campers must be the minimum age of the camp age guidelines by December 31st of the camp year to attend any listed programs.
* Campers that are 4 years old must be 4 years old as of the first day of camp as per the Ministry of Education requirements for camp under the new Ontario Early Years guidelines. If we find out that incorrect information has been provided to us about your child's age, we will remove them from programming without refund or compensation.
Lunch & Snacks:
All of our campers are responsible for bringing their own nut-free, litter-less lunch and snacks that do not require refrigeration. We stop for 2 snacks (20 minutes) and lunch (40 minutes). Please make sure they bring a refillable water bottle! We will spend a lot of time hiking the forest trails and being active!
Please remember that Soper Creek Wildlife Nature Center is 100% OUTDOORS! We have a special picnic shelter that seats 80 campers comfortably. This shelter is used in extreme weather conditions, for eating lunch, and for doing experiments and crafts.
This also means our washroom facilities are port-a-potties which are maintained weekly by a third-party company. Your child must be comfortable with using a port-a-potty safely in order to attend any of our camp programs.
As an outdoor facility, we do also require that children come dressed for the weather, bringing extra clothes and a backpack.
Soper Creek Wildlife Rescue has developed specific programs to help children embrace their love of Canadian Wildlife, the outdoors, and nature by providing them with a unique experience with a variety of animals they would not otherwise have the chance to see, potentially interact with and learn about.
Soper Creek Wildlife Rescue would like to acknowledge that the land on which we live, work, and play is on the traditional territory of the Anishinabek and Huron-Wendat Peoples. We respect the longstanding relationships that Indigenous Nations have with this land, as they are the original caretakers of the land. We are thankful to the First Peoples for sharing their land so we can care for the animals that call this territory their home.
COVID-19 CAMP POLICIES
Our staff have been working on amazing programs all year round and can’t wait to share them with you. Due to the new regulations that have been put out by the Ministry, we have had to make some changes as to how the programs can run. Please take the time to read what we have done to ensure your child's safety.