Your Children and the Great Outdoors

Would your child know what to do if he/she were lost in a forest?  Would they know how to identify poison ivy? Is your child curious about the natural world? Do they know where turtles go in the winter?

All of these questions and many more will be answered when your child attends the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority’s (GRCA) annual Nature Nuts Summer Day Camp in Port Hope.

Nature Nuts Summer Day Camp offers eight, fun-filled weeks of outdoor adventures with different themed camps, from Survival Week to Rockin’ Reptiles and Amazing Amphibians; all delivered by experienced and enthusiastic Ontario-certified teachers from the Ganaraska Forest Centre.

“This is the camp for all children, whether they already love spending time in nature or simply want to be more comfortable in the natural world,” says Aaron Staples, one of the program’s teachers. “We know that children who spend time in nature, gain an appreciation for our planet and become the environmental stewards of tomorrow,” he adds.

Camp will begin July 13th and run through to the beginning of September. Registrations will be a little different this year; parents can register over the phone by calling the GRCA at 905.885.8173. Camp runs from 8:45 am – 4:00 pm at the GRCA’s Millennium Conservation Area, with extended care available.

For more information on the Nature Nuts Camp for 7 – 11 year olds, please contact the GRCA at 905-885-8173 or visit and look for the squirrel.