How can I register for Eco-Adventure Camp?
Check out the information on our Registration Page.
Can I register online?
Yes, visit our Registration Page to find more information on our online registration.
How can I pay?
We accept debit and credit online through our Registration Page portal. We also accept cash or cheque in person on the first morning of camp and by mail.
What age groups is the camp for?
Eco-Adventure Camp is for campers between the ages of 8-13. Our Leader in Trainingprogram is designed for young leaders between the ages 13-18.
Where can I find information about the virtual camps?
Our camp handbook has everything you need to know about camp! It is located HERE.
What technology is required for Zoom sessions?
Campers will need to have access to a device that is Zoom compatible. For more information about this can be found here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362023-System-requirements-for-Windows-macOS-and-Linux. If the device does not include speakers or microphones, extra devices with these capabilities will be required. Campers will also need a reliable Internet connection to ensure constant connection during our sessions.
Does my camper need to have any supplies?
The majority of the supplies will be sent out in boxes to the campers. This will not include some items (scissors, colouring pencils, etc.) that are common in many households. A list will be provided to families with all the supplies needed for each day. We also recommend that campers have a snack and a bottle or glass of water ready during each session.
How will virtual camp be different from online school? What will my camper be doing?
We are an educational day camp and will be teaching campers about the local ecology, but we do this through fun camp activities and games for the campers. This is also not our only focus with some of our games meant to build connections between the campers. We also give them opportunities in our breaks to connect with each other and talk about what they’re interested in.
What does a typical day look like?
Check out a sample schedule to see all the great activities we do at Elbow Lake!
Camp Session Sample Schedule
Each 90-minute session will follow a similar routine:
o 10:00am –10:10am: Icebreakers & Introduction (10 minutes)
o 10:10am – 10:30am: First Activity (20 minutes)
o 10:30am – 10:35am: Break (5 minutes)
o 10:35am – 10:55am: Second Activity (20 minutes)
o 10:55am – 11:00am: Break (5 minutes)
o 11:00am – 11:20am: Third Activity (20 minutes)
o 11:20am – 11:30am: Day Wrap-Up (10 minutes)
Activity One: Migration Maze
Campers will learn about why animals migrate and how human activity is disrupting this process. This activity involves racing against other teams to travel the safest migration route before other teams, by calling out which step to take next!
Activity Two: Food Chain Memory Matching
In this activity campers will test their memory as they try to identify which animals match their tracks and how they each fit into a food chain/web.
Activity Three: Scavenger Hunt
This activity is a staff favourite! During the camp session staff will call out a category that campers must find an item that fits within it and bring it back to the camera. The competition is active and intense! After the camp session, included in their ‘Camp-in-a-Box’ campers will be able to find a Scavenger Hunt of items to find outside. This may include different leaf types, seeds, and flowers!
Bi-Weekly Public Events
How can I learn more about Bi-Weekly Public Events?
Visit the Elbow Lake website (https://elbowlakecentre.ca/events/) for bi-weekly public event descriptions and registration!