Important details – March Break Outdoor Nature Camp 2023
Registration Form Below ↓
Celebrate nature and art with a week of outdoor activities at Tucker House.
What your child will receive:
- Fresh air and daily outdoor activity time in the 30 acre forest reserve with plenty of time for play and snow creativity
- Daily art projects to take home, including pottery, indigenous craft, painting and more
- Delicious, homemade snacks of hot soup, bread and treats that your child will learn to make!
Dates: March 13 – 17, 2023 (Mon – Fri)
Hours: 10 am – 4 pm with hour for lunch and leisure
Pre-post supervision available: $10/day/hour (pre-arranged; non-refundable)
Ages: 9 – 12 at the time of camp
Cost/child: $250* at pre-registration until Monday, February 20, 2023 (5 pm EST), non-refundable* (includes daily hot soup, bread, fruit snacks; This camp is nut-free; please share allergy alerts with us at registration). Parents are welcome to send their child with additional food as desired. Financial support is available.
- *Please note we have a minimum number of registrants required to host the camp. We will notify registered parents no later than March 1, 2023 if for some reason, we need to cancel the camp.*
- After Monday, February 20, 2023 at 5 pm, registration increases to $280/camper.
Instructors: Our campers enjoy instruction by experienced art instructors (O.C.T.) and support staff with cultural experts from the local community. We ensure a 10:1 camper to instructor ratio at all times for safety and quality.
Materials: As the camp takes place (weather permitting) as much outdoors as possible, children should come well-dressed for the weather and with additional socks/mittens in case these get wet.
TUCKER HOUSE MARCH BREAK CAMP
NATURE: We will be enjoying the outdoors throughout the day (on snowshoes) (and) walking (weather depending). Campers will enjoy the excitement of being in the forest and exploring the natural world on our 30 acres of protected forest.
- Guided nature walks
- Snow crafting and land art
- Firewood harvesting
CREATIVITY: Your child will enjoy art and craft projects that are devised with environmentally sustainable practices and inspired by the forest. We will do these both indoors and outdoors.
- Wild clay that is harvested locally and fired at Tucker House, outdoors in a fire pit.
- Mandala dot painting
- Abstract, nature-based colour pencil drawing
- Indigenous craft
- Nature printing
- Weather permitting, snow sculptures and land art
FOOD: Your child will benefit from making food and enjoying table-setting with simple etiquette each day.
Working under the guidance of an experienced caterer, your child will learn how to practice safe fruit and vegetable-cutting practices and learn to make a variety of:
- Vegetable soups, yeasted flour breads and cookies
What if my child is sick?
We encourage your child to remain at home and we will provide a link to activities that they can enjoy to follow the activities at the camp from home.
Can you take younger children (younger sibling)?
Due to the nature of working with firepits and cooking food, this camp is suitable for mature and older, more capable children. Thank you for your understanding.
What if my child is cold/prefers to be indoors?
We strongly encourage sending your child with pocket warmers, layers and a second set of dry mitts/socks etc as we will primarily be outdoors (weather depending). Due to limited supervision, we cannot guarantee that we can keep your child indoors all or most of the day.
Tucker House’s March Break camp fee seems low, why is this?
As a charitable organization, we truly seek to support all in the community through very reasonable prices and high quality programming as part of our mission statement.