We are excited to be once again offering FREE summer camps for kids ages 7 to 11. The camps will happen on Fridays in Invermere (James Chabot Provincial Park). All Camps will run from 9:00am to 12:00 pm (3 hours). We will be covering all sorts of topics about the lake, watershed, and all of the wildlife that depends on them. While educational in nature, all the camps will be based around fun interactive games and activities.
Please note that because camps fill up quickly, registering does not guarantee a place: we will send an email to confirm camp places. With the high volume of people interested it may take us several business days to send you an email indicating that your spot has been confirmed or if you have been added to the waitlist. We appreciate your patience.
Please register a minimum of 14 days in advance for the camp(s) you select. You may not be enrolled if you register too close to the camp date * Camps are now full for the 2022 season*
Each week has a different topic:
July 8th | Our Wonderful Watershed
Water takes on a long journey before reaching our two lakes, most of it relatively unseen. In this camp, kids will learn about where water comes from and the different obstacles it has to get through to get to the lake
July 15th | Aliens in our lake
Kids will learn about what an invasive species is, how they impact their environments and what their introduction means for native species. After this camp kids will be plant identification experts.
July 22nd | Life in a Drop of Water
Water is life: kids will learn about the importance of freshwater. They will have the chance to be hydrologists and test the water quality of our lake.
July 29th | Wild Wetlands
The Columbia Wetlands are one of the largest in North America, being 180km long! They are an incredibly rich and biodiverse ecosystem. In this camp kids will learn what wetlands are, why they’re so important, and how to identify some of the species that live in the Columbia Wetlands.
August 5th | Fishing for Fun
Kids will learn about the different fish in the lakes, like the Kokanee Salmon, who spawn in nearby creeks.
August 12th | Making Waves
On a sunny summer day the lake is busy with all kinds of different boats. Kids will learn about safe boating (from shore).
August 19th | A Bug’s Life
Bugs are often the forgotten heroes of ecosystems. Kids will look at some aquatic bug species found in our lake as well as discover their importance.
August 26th | Water Superheroes
Kids will learn how to be water stewards and keep the water healthy and clean.