Winter Nature Camp at the Humber Arboretum

Tuesday, December 4, 2018
One girl waves to the camera as children walk through a snowy meadow

Winter Nature Camp at the Humber Arboretum starts the new year off with three days of outdoor fun for ages 5-12.

This year Winter Nature Camp runs for three days, Wednesday January 2nd to Friday January 4th. Our theme for 2019 is 'Winter Survival" and new for this year are daily themes. Winter Camp is the only Arboretum camp that has single-day booking available, and now daily themes can help kids choose the day that will most interest them!

Winter Survival Camp 2019

Every day we’ll hand-feed chickadees and take a winter hike or head out to the outdoor playground. Plus:

Wednesday January 2nd - Warmth and Shelter 
We'll learn how blubber helps keep animals warm and build our own winter shelter.

Thursday January 3rd - Animal Tracks and Signs 
We'll see who we can find with some animal tracking and an owl prowl, then dissect an owl pellet. We'll also measure the pond ice and, if it's thick enough, make our own tracks with a little boot skating*.

Friday January 4th - Winter Moves 
If we have enough snow we'll snowshoe out to the toboggan hill*; otherwise we'll play a winter survival game and make crafts to help fuel birds as they fly.

*Campers are asked to bring a helmet if they have one for boot skating and tobogganing. Some extras will be available if required.

Please note that ALL nature camp activities are weather-dependent and changes to planned programming may be required.

The Humber Arboretum's Nature Camps are conveniently located at the back of North Campus.

Learn more and register through the Arboretum website: 


(Psst... registration is also open for our maple-syrup themed March Break Nature Camp. This camp regularly fills up, so book now to reserve your spot!)


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