Conservation Halton summer camp registration open for residents of Oakville, Burlington, Milton

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Published March 7, 2024 at 2:14 pm

The Conservation Halton summer camp program is open for registration for residents of Burlington, Oakville, Milton and Halton Hills.

The Ways of the Woods day camps kick-off July 1 and run on weekdays until Aug. 30.

“Campers ages four to 15 can choose from 18 different camps with streams geared towards recreation, education, and leadership,” said a spokesperson.

“Boating, swimming, climbing, archery, mountain biking, animal care, gardening, construction, and camp games – Ways of the Woods offers it all so kids can choose their own camp adventure this summer.”

This year, Ways of the Woods features six new camps and a new park location.

Camps will run out of Kelso, Mountsberg, Crawford Lake, and now Area 8 Conservation Area.

Conservation Halton’s newest park, Area 8 offers a crystal-clear, motor-free lake for swimming and canoeing, as well as a new natural playground for outdoor games and play.

“For more than 30 years, our Ways of the Woods camps have provided fun and engaging programming that gets children outdoors and active during the summer months,” said Craig Machan, director, Parks & Operations at Conservation Halton.

“We’re delighted to offer all the favourites again this year along with new programming options and an added camp location – Area 8, our newest Milton park. Now campers have more adventures to choose from and a whole new park to explore.”

New camps for 2024 include:

  • Wee Sports Camp (ages 6-8) and Olympian Camp (sges 12-14) for budding athletes or seasoned sports enthusiasts
  • Naturalist Camp (ages 9-11) and Survivalist Camp (ages 12-14) to teach kids how to live harmoniously with nature, tackling the outdoor world head-on
  • Eco-Warriors Camp (ages 12-14) where campers will learn how to protect and preserve Conservation Halton’s delicate ecosystem
  • Disc Golf Camp (ages 9-14) where expert coaches will teach campers the secret to a perfect throw at Kelso’s new nine-hole disc golf course

Campers can still enjoy all the returning Ways of the Woods summer camps including:

  • Adventure Camp (ages 12-14)
  • Athletics Camp (ages 9-11)
  • Climbers Camp (ages 9-11)
  • Construction Camp (ages 12-14)
  • Counsellor in Training (CIT) Camp (ages 14-15)
  • Explorer Camp (ages 9-11)
  • Farm Camp (ages 9-11)
  • Girls Camp (ages 9-11)
  • Kinder WOW Camp (ages 4-5)
  • Mountain Bike Camp (ages 9-14)
  • Mountain Bike Camp – Trail Stewards (ages 12-15)
  • Naturalist Camp (ages 9-11)
  • Raptor Camp (ages 9-11)
  • Waterfront Camp (ages 9-11)
  • Wee Farm & Flight Camp (ages 6-8)
  • Wee WOW Camp (ages 6-8)

Ways of the Woods provides additional services to make it easier for parents and guardians throughout the summer.

Free bus transportation is available to and from camp with 16 camp bus locations across Milton, Burlington, Oakville and Mississauga.

Parents and guardians who choose to pick up campers can also add-on aftercare services if they cannot make it before 5 p.m.

To learn more about Ways of the Woods summer camps or to register for camp, visit here.

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