Nature Camps are designed to offer an opportunity to experience the parks, learn about creepy crawlies, investigate science in nature and play exciting games.
(Spring Break / Summer Camps)
We go deeper into the natural world to discover the plants and animals around us, develop naturalist skills, and enjoy outdoor adventures.
Participants learn to observe what's going on around them and through the fun and games become stewards of our environment.
Spring Break Camps
Nature Detectives Spring Break Camps are held at the Environmental Education Centre for the Okanagan in Mission Creek Regional Park (Springfield and Durnin Roads).
Registration begins February 1 for this year’s camps.
Indoor and outdoor activities for children age five to seven will run from 9:00 am to 12 noon, March 16 to 20 and again March 23 through 27.
Each morning our camp friends will explore nature through play, crafts, games and stories and will discover park trails and ponds that will bring out their inner naturalist.
The cost is $125 per youngster for each five morning camp session.
Learn more about the spring break camps at rdco.com/parksevents or register by contacting the EECO at 250-469-6140, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer Nature Camps
New this year, Regional Parks Services is partnering with PacificSport Okanagan to offer two weeks of full day summer camp experiences at Mission Creek Regional Park.
PLay Skills in the Park - Sorry, this program is now full
July 2nd to 5th
9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
From July 2nd to July 5, children ages 6 to 9 years old can register for PLay Skills in the Park, with Regional Parks as a backdrop for fun, with a camp full of nature exploration, play and activities. This camp is designed to support the development of fundamental movement skills such as throwing, catching, running and jumping. With these skills, kids have a foundation to explore and enjoy different sports and physical activities for life. Mornings are dedicated to action-packed sport sessions, with a focus on the ABC’s of physical literacy: Agility, Balance, Coordination and Speed. Afternoons your children will become nature detectives, discovering park trails and ponds, making new friends, and growing a life-long interest in the wild world.
This program is now full - registration is not being accepted.
For more information or to register, check out ‘Your Guide to Regional Parks’; go online to regionaldistrict.com/parksevents or contact the EECO at 250-469-6140.
XploreSportz in the Park
July 8th to 12th
8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
From July 8th to 12th, children ages 9 to 12 years old can register for XploreSportz in the Park. With Regional Parks as a backdrop, children will have an opportunity to discover a variety of park and nature-based sport, many non-traditional, in a fun and non-competitive environment. The sports and activities are led by certified coaches and focus on developing fundamental movement and sport skills through a combination of well –structured and unstructured play. Some sports and activities that may be offered during camp include trail running, mountain biking, fishing, yoga, adventure smart safety skills, archery, swimming and geocaching.
Register for this program at 250-469-8800 or online at www.kelowna.ca/recreation
For more information or questions: call 250-469-8864
Keep an eye on our Calendar of Events for more details.
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