WILDCRAFTERS (Ages 9 - 13) Be part of a group of emerging leaders as you continue to hone your outdoor skills and discover new passions. Explore Bow Drill fire-making and the basics of knife use and safety. Through games and stories, the land will present opportunities to work as a team to complete outdoor sensory and survival challenges.
FOXWALKERS (Ages 7 - 10) Learn the ways of the wild creatures in the woods! Notice animal tracks and sign to uncover the hidden stories that lie on the land. We will deepen our awareness of the forest through games and storytelling, and track our adventures and learnings in our Nature Journals.
FORESTKEEPERS (Ages 6 - 8) Let’s listen for bird song in the forest! We will also design and build natural shelters, and learn to be sneaky and camouflaged amongst the trees. We will also deepen our connection to the land through local stewardship activities and daily Sit Spots.
SAPLINGS (Ages 5 & 6) *must have completed Kindergarten We will adventure into the woods to explore feathered, furred and finned creatures. Expect to dive into a world of nature discovery and outdoor exploratory play. We will open up our forest senses, sing group songs & tell stories, and finish the week off with a family feast and celebration.
Please note: Summer Programs are run 100% outside. In cases of inclement weather, we will use indoor spaces as a backup.
Sample Flow of a Day
Information for Parents & Guardians
Parents & guardians must read through this information booklet prior to their child attending our camp programs.
Cancellation Policy for Parents & Guardians Rivers to Ridges designs and implements programs based on enrollment. We invest in program planning, equipment and other costs before the program begins. These expenses cannot be recovered in the event of a cancellation. When considering a cancellation, please be aware and respectful of our policies and commitment to facilitating quality programs.
Refund Policy A full refund (less $50 non-refundable deposit) will be issued to any cancellation made during the notice period of 28 calendar days or more prior to the start date of the camp.
Program Cancellation Rivers to Ridges reserves the right to cancel camps that have low registration. In this event, a transfer or full refund will be provided (less processing fees).
Wait Lists In past years we've had a wait lists for most weeks of camp. When a spot becomes available, we will reach out to the next eligible family.
Late Pick-Up If a parent/guardian is late to pick up their child (after 4:15 pm), a late fee charge of $25 will be recorded. After 30 minutes (4:45 pm +), an additional $25 will be charged. Parent/guardians will be required to pay for any accumulated late fees, or services/service may be suspended for their child. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience and encourage parents/guardians to try and make special arrangements if they know they will be unable to pick up their child on time.
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Our summer camps are creatively designed to deepen ecological awareness through creative problem solving, team and personal challenges, and exploratory play. We aim to foster and deepen a sense of wonder and curiousity within each child through interacting with the land. Throughout the week of camp, we practice specific core routines including sit spots, nature journalling, creative storytelling, and art of questioning. Each of these routines uniquely contributes to an overall sense of community and meaning for each learner over time. We aim to inspire confidence, resilience and community interacting with the natural world.
Each week is designed progressively and outdoor skills and awareness are deepened throughout the week. Each session is guided by the participants and their interests. A variety of different activities will be explored, based on the interests and desires of the group. They include, but are not limited to, the following:
natural shelter building techniques
Yukon wild edible and medicinal plants
bird behaviour and bird language
sneaking silently in the woods and animal stalking