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2018 Summer Day Camp - Treasures of Long Point

Backus Heritage Conservation Area provides summer day camp programs for children ages 6 to 12. All camps are designed to get kids outside connecting with nature and history. 

Day camps are scheduled Wednesdays and Thursdays during July and August with eight different weekly themes.  Camp begins at 9am and runs to 4pm.  Children can be registered for any or all of these outdoor adventures at a rate of $37 per child per day. Pre-registration is required at least one week in advance of the selected camp date. Call 519-586-2201 or 1-877-990-9932 ext 234 or email to register or for further information. 

2018 Schedule 

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Week 1 (July 4 – 5, 2018) Biodiversity – The Variety of Life
Explore the Biodiversity of Long Point – one of nature’s treasurers.

Week 2 (July 11 – 12 2018) Indigenous Storytelling
Storytelling is one of the treasures of indigenous culture. A guest artist will share indigenous stories with campers.

Week 3 ( July 18 – 19, 2018) Shipwrecks and Pirates
Learn about shipwrecks and long lost treasure in Long Point.

Week 4 (July 25 – 26, 2018) War of 1812
The Backhouse Mill was treasured by local settlers. Discover how it survived the War of 1812.

Week 5 (Aug. 1 – 2, 2018) Wilderness Survival
How would you use treasures of the forest to survive? Find out this week!

Week 6 (Aug. 8 – 9, 2018) Celebrate the Harvest
After the work was done, early settlers celebrated! Discover why these parties were so treasured.

Week 7 (Aug. 15 – 16, 2018) Field to Flour
Discover how to make a treasured food source – flour!

Week 8 (Aug. 22 – 23, 2018) Saving the Earth
We need to treasure the earth – Reduce, reuse recycle!