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Summer Day Camps 2020

Sign your children up for a week of fun and learning!

Each week of programming brings a unique theme related to Burns Bog, through the lens of nature, exploration,  science, art, or skill-building. Hands-on crafts, games, experiments, and challenges will encourage campers to think about the environment and their surroundings in fun new ways. 

Whether campers are interested in plants, insects, and animals, or they want to learn wilderness survival skills, there is something for everyone! At the end of the week, campers will leave with their own creations and a new appreciation for our local ecosystems.

Day Camp Overview

Week 1  (July 6 – July 10) | Ages 6-10 | French Camp

Week 2 (July 13 – July 17) | Ages 8-12 | Wilderness Survivor

Week 3 (July 20 – July 24) | Ages 6-9 | Nature’s Builders & Explorers

Week 4 (July 27 – July 31) | Ages 6-9 | Animal Mania

Week 5 (August 4 – August 7) | Ages 8-12 | Bog Superheroes *4-Day Camp

Week 6 (August 10 – August 14) | Ages 6-9 | Junior Wilderness Survivor

Week 7 (August 17 – August 21) | Ages 6-9 | Destination Imagination

Week 8 (August 24 – August 28) | Ages 6-10 | Junior Scientists 

Single-Day Registration Available* | 1 Day of any 5-Day Camp

*Single-day bookings depend on space available in week-long camps. 

After you register, you will be notified 2 weeks prior to the start of the camp to confirm that there is space available.

Time 9am-3:30pm | Pick-Up Supervision Available Until 4:00pm

5-Day Camp

$159/Child

Early Bird $119/Child
Until 3 Weeks Prior to Camp

Single Day

$40/Child

Available 3 Weeks Prior to Camp

4-Day Camp

$119/Child

Early Bird $99/Child
Until 3 Weeks Prior to Camp

Weekly Themes

Stay safe while exploring the outdoors with some creative tips and tricks!  Use a map and compass to navigate through the Bog, or leave trail signals for others. Build an emergency shelter with materials found in the forest, and learn how to filter water for drinking. Identify which plants are edible, which ones are poisonous, and which ones make good toilet paper!

Stay safe while exploring the outdoors with some creative tips and tricks!  Use a map and compass to navigate through the Bog, or leave trail signals for others. Build an emergency shelter with materials found in the forest, and learn how to filter water for drinking. Identify which plants are edible, which ones are poisonous, and which ones make good toilet paper!

Have you ever wondered how a stream ecosystem forms or why the ground in the Bog is so squishy? Join us for a week of building and exploring in the Delta Nature Reserve! Learn about what makes ecosystems different and how Burns Bog formed over thousands of years . Use the natural environment to create tools, make art, and play games!

Immerse yourself in a world of stories, art, and play in an inspiring outdoor setting! Create, explore, and have fun with nature crafts, fort building, and outdoor theatre performances. Let the Bog show you that anything is possible when you use your imagination!

Suitable for children who have completed at least 1 year of standard immersion-level French.

The best of all of our camp themes – en français! Discover the amazing plants, animals, and bugs of Burns Bog! Explore the outdoors using maps and compasses, and learn how to build a fort! Play games, create crafts, tell stories, and make friends.

Les meilleurs de nos thèmes – en français! Découvrez les plantes, les animaux, et les insectes incroyables de Burns Bog! Explorez le plein air à l’aide de cartes et de boussoles, et apprenez à construire un fort! Jouez aux jeux, créez de l’art, racontez des histoires, et faites des amis.

Could YOU survive in the Bog? Learn how bats get around at night, and how beavers build their dams. The animals in Burns Bog have adapted to hunt, hide, and defend themselves. Learn how these unique creatures have shaped the ecosystems they live in, and why some of them can only be found here!

Become a junior biologist through cool experiments and fascinating observations. Explore the trees, soils, and organisms that make the Bog so unique. Hands-on activities challenge campers to make connections and ask questions as they explore nature through the lens of a scientist!

Learn how to protect Burns Bog, including the habitats of unique plants and animals that live here! Become an eco-warrior by helping to remove invasive plants, as well learning as how to help prevent climate change. Discover animal allies, the web of life, and why the Bog is so important to the Lower Mainland. Do your part and become a Bog superhero!

WAITLIST

If the camp you wish to register for is full, you may register your child/children on the waitlist by emailing education@burnsbog.org – no deposit is required. 

You will be contacted if/when space becomes available for the week(s) selected – payment is then required in full to secure this space.

Cancellation Policy

A 10% deposit is required upon registration for all Camps.

For cancellations made with less than 30 days’ notice, deposits are non-refundable.

For cancellations made with more than 30 days’ notice, payment will be refunded in full.

Summer Day Camps operate rain or shine. However, the Burns Bog Conservation Society reserves the right to cancel Summer Day Camps at any time due to safety hazards and concerns, including but not limited to: extreme weather conditions, unexpected flash flooding, falling trees, and/or downed power lines.

In the event that Camps are cancelled by the Burns Bog Conservation Society, the dates affected will be refunded in full. 

Please note that delivery method and availability are subject to change based on guidelines and restrictions mandated by the City of Delta and the Government of British Columbia.

Frequently Asked Questions

What will my child/children do at Summer Day Camps?

Our programming includes crafts, games, guest presentations, and exploratory activities related to Bog ecosystems, plants, and animals – all tailored to meet the theme of the week. In general, Summer Day Camps are meant to develop a positive relationship between children and nature.

I want to register my children for the same camp but they are in different camp age groups.

Our camp themes are best suited to the age ranges they are currently being offered to. Please call the office at 604-572-0373 or email education@burnsbog.org if you have further questions.

My child is still 5 - can I register them for Summer Day Camps?

Yes! We allow children age 5 that have completed Kindergarten to register for age 6-9 camps.

Are children required to complete/bring Release Forms?

Completed Consent, Release, and Acknowledgement of Risk Forms are required for participation in all Burns Bog Summer Day Camps. Forms are included in the Welcome Package that is distributed once the registration process is complete.

I still have questions - who can I contact?

Please contact the Education Coordinator at 604-572-0373 or education@burnsbog.org.

Where do Camps activities take place?

Many activities take place in the Day Camp compound, near the first boardwalk entrance from the parking lot. Other activities take place throughout the Delta Nature Reserve along a network of boardwalks. Campers are outside all day, rain or shine.

I’m curious about more day-to-day camp information. Where or how can I find this?

You will receive a Welcome Package following the completion of registration.  Welcome Packages include information on sign-in/out, late pick-ups/arrivals, our behaviour policy and a “What to Bring” checklist. 

I can’t find the Camper Questionnaire Form - what should I do?

Download another copy here, and email it to education@burnsbog.org  prior to the start of Camps.

I can’t find the Release Form - what should I do?

Download another copy here, and email it to education@burnsbog.org prior to the start of Camps.

My child has learning or behavioural exceptionalities and I want them to have the most fulfilling experience at Camp possible. How can I effectively communicate this with staff?

Following registration, you will receive a Camper Questionnaire that will allow you to provide Camps staff with as much information as you feel necessary regarding your child’s learning and behaviour, as well as anything else you would like staff to be aware of regarding your child.