Events & Programs
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- Secrets of the Wild
In this eight day session, campers will discover the mysteries of wildlife living at the sanctuary by rolling over logs, examining tree cavities, and playing educational games in forest habitat.
- Nature Detectives
Junior detectives learn investigative skills to search for evidence of wildlife around the sanctuary during this five day session. Campers will develop critical thinking skills to understand what animals are moving around the refuge and why, all while playing fun nature detective games and activities.
Take it Outside…Explore, Play, and Learn this Summer with Fields Pond day camps!
Time to don your explorer’s cap and take it outside to discover the thrill of adventure as we explore the different ecosystems here at Fields Pond. Experience the diversity of life and habitat in a different ecosystem each day. Come explore our wonderful world and enjoy the thrill of exercising your body and your mind!
- Blooming Discoveries
Gilsland Farm sanctuary provides an excellent training ground for campers to learn nature appreciation skills that deepen their caring and love for nature. Campers will develop skills like nature sketching, plant identification, and bird watching while being inspired by the history of famous naturalists to take action in the future. This week long session includes a field trip and sanctuary-wide games.
- Water Worlds
Gilsland Farm sanctuary provides an ideal setting for campers to explore life in and around wet and wild areas like salt marshes and ponds. In this five day session, we’ll go searching for bullfrogs, and play aquatic games.
This session includes a field trip to MacWorth Island where campers can get their feet wet exploring marine creatures up close.
- The Big and Small of It All
Join us as we take it outside to savor and amaze at how big and small our wonderful world is. From exploring our climax forest to micro-hikes, you’re camper will be on a roller coaster of magnificent proportions as we move through big ideas like interdependence on down to microscopic larvae in the pond.
- Wonders of Wildlife
In this five day session, campers will explore the pond, forest, meadow and salt marsh using scientific tools to uncover the little known facts about critters living on the sanctuary. We will play stimulating nature games that are both fun and educational.
- Natural Expressions
Time to take it outside…
What could be more valuable than an appreciation of art and nature? An appreciation of art IN nature! Let all of Fields Pond be your muse as we couple explorations and observations in nature with expressions of creative freedom. Campers will take it outside to draw, paint, build, write and act their way through an amazing week looking at our wonderful world through an artist’s lens.
- Water World
Water will drive our adventures this week, steering us into motion on a global and local level. Activate your body and mind as we take it outside to explore the properties of our watershed and assess its value as an important part of our wonderful world. Experience your journey as a drop of water, a frog in a pond, and a fish in the river. Enjoy visits from guest scientists dedicating their time to improving water quality for all living things.
- Incredible Explorations
In this ten day session, campers get their hands dirty with in-depth exploration of the natural world. We will put their newfound skills to practise by going on a field trip to MacWorth Island. We will go on another incredible off-site adventure as well, and play sanctuary-wide games.
- Awesome Adventures
In this five day session, campers will learn about and explore animal habitat on the sanctuary. We’ll play nature games based on the everyday adventures of animals like red-tailed hawks and groundhogs.