Lark weeks are filled to the brim with games, hikes, crafts, shelter building for frogs to people, swimming, canoeing, and fishing. We start each day prepared to keep this energetic age group engaged. Campers will end each week with new knowledge of our local environment and how to explore it while keeping themselves and wildlife safe.
Trailblazers- SOLD OUT
June 19 – 23; 9 am – 4 pm
Help us kick off our summer EcoCamp season! Be the first to blaze a trail through our forest, grassland, and wetland. All ages will join us for this summer’s first camp week. We’ll be bringing back old favorites like Capture the Flag, Zookeeper, and Camouflage and, introducing new games and challenges. Start your summer off right with a fun week at EcoCamp!
Forest Ninja- SOLD OUT
June 26 – 30; 9 am – 4 pm
A ninja is calm and quiet. A ninja is prepared and thoughtful. A ninja is loyal and agile. Become a Pickering Ninja by learning survival skills, the importance of close observation and understanding the sounds of the forest and, the art of camouflage. Are you up for the challenge?
*Transportation available, see below
Twilight- SOLD OUT
July 6 (Rain date: July 7); 2 pm – 9 pm
Spend a day focused on the stars. While the sun is still up, we’ll learn the stories behind our constellations. At dusk, we’ll canoe the creek while many of our land and aquatic animals are just starting to wake up and search for food. At night, we’ll lie out on the dock, watch the bats swoop overhead and hear the fish jump, as we identify our night sky.
Girls in Nature (SOLD OUT) / Boys in Nature (SOLD OUT)
July 10 – 14; 9 am – 4 pm
Girls and boys will be in separate Counselor-led groups all week. Though the activities of hiking, exploring, canoeing, and playing games will be the same, the groups will make them their own by deciding the pace and focus. Groups will also have a long list of activities to choose from to fill our time outside as we all become more comfortable in and knowledgeable about nature.
Fort Builders- SOLD OUT
July 17 – 21; 9 am – 4 pm
Back by popular demand! Campers will be challenged all week to create shelters for small animals and birds that can withstand weather like heavy wind and rain. Weatherproofing tricks learned during small shelter building will be used to create a camper-sized fort during the last half of the week. When we are done we’ll break it down in keeping with our leave no trace ethic.
EcoArt- SOLD OUT
July 24 – 28; 9 am – 4 pm
Fill your home, our classrooms, and the outdoors with art made from materials we find in Pickering’s different habitats. You don’t need to be an artist to come to EcoArt – we’ll use nature to inspire us to recreate what we see or create something completely new.
*Transportation available, see below
Wild Within- SOLD OUT
July 31 – August 4; 9 am – 4 pm
Find your wild within and learn how to live among Pickering’s wildlife. We’ll explore the forest, wetland and creek learning how to track, camouflage, build shelters, and identify the sounds of nature. Release your wild side!
*Transportation FILLED FOR THIS WEEK
* Camp Transportation
To make sure children of all kinds of backgrounds and working families have the opportunitiy to participate in EcoCamp, we offer transportation Monday – Friday morning and afternoon between Easton and EcoCamp during the following Lark weeks: Forest Ninja (June 26 – 30), EcoArt (July 24 – 28), and Wild Within (July 31 – August 4).
Transportation is offered at no cost to families thanks to generous gifts from community members.
Van space is limited. A spot can be reserved as soon as the registration and deposit is received.