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Our 2017 registration is now open.  Click here to register. If you have any questions in the meantime please contact us.

Adventures on the water 16Camps are priced individually but always include any special equipment. This summer, the GRCA staff will once again work with our counsellors to implement exciting and innovative programs. Take a look below and choose your favourite camps.

Nature Camp

Runs each week, July 4-August 18. Prices vary per week.
Campers enjoy swimming, hiking, canoeing, fishing, games and crafts at Shade's Mills Conservation Area. The Program focus is on nature, exploring our environment and having fun. Children are divided into groups according to age. Children four years of age must have attended JK in order to be eligible for the camp program. Register for weekly sessions. For children 4-10 years old. Note: All weeks are FULL.

Survival Camp

July 4-7, $210 - FULL - Contact us for wait list.
Could you survive in the woods? Can you help in a search and rescue mission? In this camp you will learn basic survival skills: build a shelter, make a fire without a match, create your own survival kit, and learn search and rescue techniques. You'll also make your own compass and learn to use a GPS: you'll never be lost again! For children 10-12 years old.

Adventures on the Water

July 10-14, $215 -FULL-Contact us for wait list.
Enjoy two days of canoeing and two days of rafting, and build your own boat and put it to the test! Lifejackets provided. Who lives underwater? Who's responsible for the water in the Grand? Here you will get a chance to ask these questions and many more. On the last day of this camp, staff and campers will be joined by a rafting company on an all-day trip rafting down the Grand River. MUST BE ABLE TO SWIM. For children 10-12 years old.

Camper's Cooking

July 17-21, $199 -FULL-Contact us for wait list.
If you like cooking and the great outdoors, this is the camp for you! Start out by decorating your own apron: then, using the skills you'll learn about building a proper and safe campfire for cooking, make your own delicious snacks and lunches every day! There will also be time for swimming, canoeing, and other games. For children 10-12 years old.

Grossology

July 24-28, $199 - FULL-Contact us for wait list.
If you want to become an expert investigator in the weird and wonderful world of bugs join us! Come and explore the world of strange looking insects and look at life around a rotting log! Become a tree detective and learn to use a microscope to meet creepy crawly friends. For children 10-12 years old.

Adventures in the Wild

July 31-Aug 4, $193 - FULL-Contact us for wait list.
If you like exploring in the woods, along the water or in a field and want to learn how to be a nature detective, sign up today! You'll have a chance to: use binoculars to identify birds, meet live critters and learn about their role in the environment, see how birds and bats fly and much more! Take part in a variety of activities, crafts and scavenger hunts. Bring a camera and take photos with your critters! For children 10-12 years old.

Survival II

August 8-11, $210 - FULL- Contact us for wait list.
This camp is a little more intensive than Survival One.  Futher develop your survival skills.  Make your own compass and learn how to use a GPS.  Take these skills and perform a search and rescue! For children 10-12 years old.

Fishing

August 14-18, $210 - FULL
This camp is for anyone with an interest in fishing: we welcome those looking to learn, expand their knowledge or just take some time to enjoy a sport they already know. GRCA staff will help campers identify species and their habitats, and cover equipment set up and care, casting, and use of lures. For children 10-12 years old.

Outrageous Outings

August 21-25, $246 -  FULL
Our most popular camp, for ages 6-12!  This fun filled busy program of activities is the only camp offered during this week. Campers are dropped off and picked up at Shade’s Mills, extended care is still available.  Campers will receive a YWCA t-shirt to wear every day.  So far, our 2017 itinerary includes Chicopee Tube Park and Earl Haig Water Park.  Campers must be able to swim.

 

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