Country Fun Nature Camp is a unique ecumenical environmental day camp for children ages 5-13 that focuses on nurturing children’s love for our environment and everyone in it, in an inclusive faith-based outdoor setting.
Country Fun is held on the historic estate of Tucker House, where campers enjoy a week of outdoor fun and learning in 30 acres of parkland, forests, wetlands, and organic gardens. A typical day at Country fun includes theme based eco-activities and games, arts and crafts, sports, nature walks, stories, skits, and swimming in our in-ground swimming pool, supervised by a certified lifeguard. We have inclusive, faith-based Bible story time with a focus on themes of care for Creation and ecological stewardship. Campers also enjoy two nut-free snacks daily, including fresh vegetables from our organic gardens and home-made cookies.
Country Fun Summer 2017
Week One: July 10 – 14. Week Two: July 17 – 21.
The camp fee is $180 per child per week. We provide bus transportation to and from camp at no extra charge, from designated pick-up points across Ottawa: Bethany Baptist Church, Connaught Public School, St. Laurent Shopping Centre, and Place D’Orléans.
Support Country Fun
Your donations directly support subsidies for campers in need, as well as helping to train and support an exceptional team of volunteers who are dedicated to caring for our environment and everyone in it.
Donate online and indicate Country Fun Nature Camp to support a long-standing program of faith, fun, and friendship. Country Fun also accepts gifts of time and gifts in-kind. Donations that are most needed are listed below.
Country Fun Wish List
- Walkie-talkies (battery-powered, 3-4)
- Large fans
- Extra shelter (canopy, tent, etc.), large enough to fit a group of children
- Skilled labour to assist with change room painting and repairs
- Lifejackets and PDFs in good condition
- Giftcards to Terra 20, Canadian Tire, grocery stores
- Large parachute for outdoor games
- Compasses and binoculars – please ask us for specifications
- Good quality projector
- Butterfly nets and dip-nets
- Sprinklers, water buckets, and sponges
Leaders & LITs
Country Fun welcomes applications from youth and young adults ready to be energetic and enthusiastic leaders and leaders-in-training! Our youth and young adult volunteers develop leadership skills and earn volunteer hours or an honorarium, while having a great experience as part of a well-trained, supportive team. Our youth come back year after year to be part of the Country Fun family. Our Leaders participate in intensive training and team-building to provide high quality outdoor education (and fun!), supervised by experienced environmental educators and supported by our keen young Leaders-In-Training (14 yrs+).
Contact Country Fun
During our camp admin season (May – August) you can reach us at:
(613) 446-2117, ext. 6
During the off-season (September-April) please email firstname.lastname@example.org.