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Summer 2017 Camp Themes
For more about all of the wonderful themes (and a detailed schedule), please visit our Nature Camp Themes page.
When is Summer Nature Camp 2017?
We are running 8 weeks of nature camp this year. Each camp is five days in length (Monday to Friday) from 8:30am to 4:20pm. We meet downtown daily at 8:30am to pick-up your child and again between 3:45pm and 4:20PM for camper drop-off.
The first week of camp is June 26th to June 30th 2017
Detailed descriptions of all themes and schedules are available here.
Please see the Register section for up-to-date availability.
Who can participate in camp?
This camp is designed for children 6-9 and 10-14 years of age. There is a maximum of 22 children per week, registration happens on a first come first serve basis. The discovery group (ages 6-9) is maximum 14 participants with 2 instructors. The explorer group (ages 10-14) is maximum 8 participants with 1 instructor.
Children must be the appropriate age as of December 31, 2016 to participate. 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?
New in 2017 - Due to requests from parents in the past, we have extended our end of day pick-up time. We arrive in downtown Whitehorse at 3:45pm and you have until 4:20pm to pick-up and sign-out your child
We provide daily transportation to and from town with the YWP’s 24 passenger bus. 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 4:20pm. Late pick-up fees may apply.
What is the cost?
Cost for Yukon Wildlife Preserve members is $255 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 $280 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.
Our prices include GST and transportation to and from downtown Whitehorse.
What should my child bring?
Pleas ensure that your child brings everything they need for a day outdoors. This includes a backpack with:
- Rain gear;
- A hat & sunglasses;
- Packed lunch & snacks;
- Refillable water bottle; and
- Extra socks;
- Extra layers for chilly days
Other items may be encouraged for specific camps and may include PFDs (Personal Flotation Device), rubber boots, long pants, etc.
Note: We have a no electronics rule at nature camp, please encourage your children to leave their devices at home!
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 Sunday, February 26th at 10:30am.
Click here to begin registration
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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. 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 Beth Paul, MREM.,
Senior Education Programmer
Yukon Wildlife Preserve
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (867) 456-7400