Wild Winters is all about winter at the Yukon Wildlife Preserve! Sharpen your senses and hone your wilderness survival skills in this hands-on camp. We'll practice: tracking, shelter building and fire building in the snow! Learn how to survive winter as a human & how Yukon wildlife survive winter in the wild and at the preserve.
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When is March Break Nature Camp?
We are running one week of camp during the first week of March break. March Break Camp will run daily from March 20-24 2017 from 8:30am to 3:45pm. We meet downtown daily at 8:30am to pick-up your child and again at 3:45pm for drop off.
Who can participate in camp?
This camp is designed for children 7-12 years old (Grade 2-6, between 7-12 as of December 31, 2016). There is a maximum of 13 children in March break camp with 2 nature camp instructors. Registration is on a first come first serve basis
Questions? Please contact Beth at 867-456-7400.
Where is the camp?
The majority of Nature camp will take place at the Yukon Wildlife Preserve, located 30 km from downtown Whitehorse. Nature Camps may also include field trips to local attractions (as they pertain to the Camp Theme).
The bulk of Nature Camp will be conducted outdoors. Nature Camps are based out of a dedicated 1600 sq. foot learning centre at the heart of the Yukon Wildlife Preserve. This space is great for inclement weather.
How will the transportation work?
We provide daily transportation to and from town with the YWP’s 15 passenger van. YWP staff make daily pick-ups and drop-offs at Whitehorse Elementary School.
Our staff will be at the pick-up location from 8:30am to 8:45am to pick-up your child. The bus will depart at 8:45am sharp.
Our staff will return to Whitehorse Elementary School at 3:45pm and you must pick up your child by 4:00pm. Late pick-up fees may apply.
What is the cost?
Cost for Yukon Wildlife Preserve members is $250 a week. Note: the child must appear on the membership. To receive your member discount, you will need a promotional coupon code. This code will be emailed out to all members who opted to receive email communication. If you did not receive a code, please call Beth at 867-456-7400.
Cost for non-members is $275 a week. Note: you will have an opportunity to purchase a membership or renew a lapsed membership during the checkout process. Memberships provide 1 year of unlimited access during open hours. Not only is it a great deal, it’s a great way to save when signing up for 2 or more camps (Information regarding summer 2017 nature camps will be available soon!).
Our prices include GST and transportation to and from downtown Whitehorse
What should my child bring?
Please ensure that your child brings everything they need for a cold day outside. This includes a backpack with:
- Warm winter clothing;
- A snow suit
- Winter Boots;
- Spare Socks & Extra Layers;
- Packed lunch & snacks;
- Refillable water bottle
If cancellation occurs two weeks or less prior to the Nature Camp start date, no refund or transfer will be given. If cancellation occurs more than two weeks prior to the Nature Camp start date, the Yukon Wildlife Preserve will retain 20 per cent as an administrative fee on refunds.
Registration opens Tuesday January 17th 2017 at 6:00 pm.
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Please note, you will be required to pay-to-register. If an alternative payment method is required, please contact Beth at 867-456-7400.
In past years we had waiting lists on almost all weeks of nature camp. When a spot becomes available, all people on the list for that week will automatically receive a notice that a space is available. Registration for the newly available spot will be first come, first serve.
For More Information:
Please contact Bethany Paul, MREM.,
Senior Education Programmer
Yukon Wildlife Preserve
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (867) 456-7400