Introduction to Deep Nature Connection

FREE | Adults | In collaboration with Fianna Wilderness School — Come and experience the nourishment of engaging your senses, mind and body in the way nature intended. With the natural world as our guide, we will learn to connect with the plant and animal world, and to our own inner landscape.


  • Sunday August 9, 2020
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Kayaking

Ages 8+ | Mondays & Tuesdays @ Descanso Bay Regional Park | Join experienced guide and teacher Nadine Bariteau for a great morning on the water. Based at the day use area of the campground, we’re able to offer this in partnership with the operators of the park.


  • Aug 10 - Ages 8-15
    Monday August 10, 2020
    9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Aug 17 - Ages 8-15
    Monday August 17, 2020
    9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Aug 11 - Ages 8+
    Tuesday August 11, 2020
    9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Aug 18 - Ages 8+
    Tuesday August 18, 2020
    9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Instructors

Life Sprouts 2

Ages 6–10  | Camp leader Stephen Levesque is a farmer, father, permaculture designer, horticultural therapist, and EA. Join Stephen at his Hidden Pond Permaculture Farm to learn about farming, permaculture, foraging, animal husbandry and more. Bring water and lunch; dress for the weather.


  • Monday August 10, 2020 - Friday August 14, 2020
    9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Instructors

Bike Camp 3

Ages 9-13 | Explore the trails of Gabriola with our summer leader Lu Handford. Cycle different routes each day; learn safety and maintenance tips. This group will focus on easier trails and building confidence.


  • Ages 9-13
    Monday August 10, 2020 - Friday August 14, 2020
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Instructors

Nature Kids – Seedlings 4 (Ages 4-6)

WAITLIST | Ages 4–6 | Join our outdoor education specialists for an exciting program of nature connection that emphasizes wonder, play and experiential learning.


  • Monday August 17, 2020 - Friday August 21, 2020
    9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Instructors

Nature Kids – Wayfinders 4 (Ages 7-13)

Ages 7-13 | Join our outdoor education specialists for an exciting program of nature connection that emphasizes wonder, play and experiential learning.


  • Monday August 17, 2020 - Friday August 21, 2020
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Instructors

Circus Camp

WAITLIST | Ages 7-12 | This will be a fun week learning a variety of circus skills. This year’s camp will focus on individual activities that can be done safely—Rola bola balance boards, poi spinning, mime, clowning, balloon sculpting, and slack line walking.


  • Monday August 17, 2020 - Friday August 21, 2020
    10:15 am - 12:15 pm

Hang Time 4

Ages 6-12 | Our summer staff will lead these fun camps, with a variety of safe activities changing daily, and depending on the weather. Nature walks, outdoor and indoor games, easy crafts, and playground time are in the plans.


  • Monday August 17, 2020 - Friday August 21, 2020
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Bike Camp 4

Ages 6-9 | Explore the trails of Gabriola with our summer leader Lu Handford. Cycle different routes each day; learn safety and maintenance tips. This group will focus on easier trails and building confidence.


  • Ages 6-9
    Monday August 24, 2020 - Friday August 28, 2020
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Instructors

Outdoor Theatre

Ages 8 -13 | It’s theatre week! Join acting student Lu Handford in a week of creating an exciting outdoor play! Kids will learn how to use what is around them to build a set and props, then create a short play by week’s end. Parents/family only will be invited to a safely distanced final performance.


  • Monday August 24, 2020 - Friday August 28, 2020
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Instructors