Summer Day Camps 2022
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.
Registrations for 2022 Summer Day Camps will open at 9am on May 19th, 2022! Summer camp information is now available! Find all information on themes, ages, and dates below! Please additionally note that full payment is required two weeks before camp start date, and that we require a 25% deposit upon registration.
2022 Weekly Themes
Living in the bog is no simple task, and the animals in Burns Bog have adapted to hunt, hide, and defend themselves! Learn how bats get around at night, and how beavers build their dams! Learn how these unique and resilient creatures have shaped the ecosystems they live in, and why some of them can only be found here.
Learn how to safely explore the outdoors and a variety of nature survival tips! You will get the chance to navigate the forest using tools like a compass and map as well as hints around the forest that animals use to find their way around their habitat. Sign up to learn real survival skills like first aid, plant identification, shelter building and more!
Learn how to safely navigate nature’s many obstacles through handmade devices and creative tips! Recognize which plants are edible, which plants are poisonous, and which ones make good toilet paper! By learning first aid techniques, building an emergency shelter, filtering water, and safely dealing with wildlife, you will be able to explore the Bog with a survival-based mindset!
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!
A fun-filled outdoor-based activities camp for all ages focused on the conservation of the society. Join us for a week of nature-based learning in both French and English and even a chance to remove invasive species from the Delta Nature Reserve!
*This camp is suitable for children who have taken at least 1 year of standard immersion-level French
Un camp plein d’activités pour tous les âges concentre sur la conservation de la société. Rejoignez-nous pour une semaine d’apprentissage basée sur la nature en anglais et meme en français! Il y a aussi une chance d’eliminer les especes envahissantes de Burns Bog!
Get the chance to put your curiosity to work! Ever wondered why the bog is so squishy or how birds communicate? Learn the answers to your questions and more through interactive lessons that will immerse you into nature and teach you how to think, hear, smell, feel and see like a bog creature!
Do you have a lava for making things explode? Become a junior biologist through exciting experiments and mind-boggling observations. By way of hands-on learning activities, you will learn how a plant breathes, how a bog is created, and many more features that make Burns Bog so unique!
Calling all creative minds for a week full of arts, stories, and expression relating to Burns Bog! From pressing various flower species to constructing bird feeders, immerse yourself in a world full of imagination and let us show you that at the Bog, anything is possible!
If the camp you wish to register for is full, you may register your child/children on the waitlist by emailing firstname.lastname@example.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.
A 25% deposit is required upon registration for all Camps. This deposit is refundable up to 2 weeks prior to camp start date. As well, if full payment is not received by the 2 week deadline, your payment will be refunded (minus your deposit), and your spot(s) will be given to another family on our waitlist. This policy is in place in order to prioritize camper safety and the wellbeing of our staff, as well as to maintain fairness for all potential camp attendees. Please contact us at email@example.com if you require any assistance or support in regard to these forms or alternative payment schedules.
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
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. All our camps prioritize experiential learning first in order to foster a more inquiry-based learning environment.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you have further questions.
Yes! We allow children age 5 that have completed Kindergarten to register for age 6-9 camps.
You will receive a welcome email upon registration, which includes the forms you will need to complete and submit. All mandatory forms must be completed and submitted two weeks prior to the associated camp start date. If forms are not received within this time period, your payment will be refunded (minus your deposit), and your spot(s) will be given to another family on our waitlist.
This policy is in place in order to prioritize camper safety and the wellbeing of our staff, as well as to maintain fairness for all potential camp attendees. Please contact us at email@example.com if you require any assistance or support in regard to these forms and their submission.
Please call the office at 604-572-0373 or contact the Education and Outreach Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Yes! We offer a 10% discount when booking camps for multiple children, or when booking multiple camps for one child. This discount will be applied during your registration process.
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.
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.
Please check your email for the welcome package you should have received upon registration. If you are unable to access this, please email email@example.com for further assistance.
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.
We require a 25% deposit at the time of registration for our camps, and for all payment to be completed by two weeks prior to the applicable camp start date. Please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org if this is a barrier or source of hardship for you, so that we can discuss the best options for your current needs.
Camps run from 9:00am – 3:30pm! Camp Counselors will be there at 8:30am until 4:00pm in case of emergency.