Ball’s Falls Summer Camp
SUMMER ADVENTURE DAY CAMP
NPCA Programming staff have prepared a modified Summer Day Camp program at Ball’s Falls Conservation Area. The new day camp programming has been reviewed by Niagara Region Public Health and operates in accordance with Ontario Ministry of Health guidelines for day camp operators. There are changes to regular camp programming, such as age cohort groups, mandatory daily health screening and physically distanced activities.
Join the fun at Ball’s Falls Conservation Area this summer as children ages 6-11 are invited to join us for a season of fun totally immersed in nature! Our Junior Campers ages 6-11 will get a chance to explore the forest, discover our heritage, learn outdoor survival skills, conduct science experiments, roast marshmallows over a campfire, and so much more! These campers can join us for a day or the whole week, each week will be different and full of fun! See our descriptors of each week below.
Ball’s Falls Summer Adventure Camp is held at the beautiful Arboretum. This outdoor space is perfect for actives, games and creativity.
Fee per Camper $150/week*
Hours: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Extended Care Hours 8:00am – 4:30pm
Morning Extended Care Fee $5 per family (8:00-9:00am)
Afternoon Extended Care Fee $5 per family (3:00-4:30pm)
*10% family discount on the second child when booking two or more children
Camp location 3159 Sixth Avenue, Lincoln, ON L0R 1S0
Register your camper(s) today!
SUMMER ADVENTURE DAY CAMP DATES & THEMES
Discover biodiversity and locate the habitats of our forest friends! Campers will journey into the wilderness to learn about plants, animals, and insects using scientific inquiry skills. Campers will complete a habitat construction challenge, track animal prints and finish a forest obstacle course. Through these STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) activities, they will experience life as a park ranger and ecologist.
Journey back in time to the village of Glen Elgin during pioneer times. Campers will embark on a mission to help our villagers live and thrive without modern conveniences! They will get to try out all of the most important roles in the village at that time. Campers will forge tools in the blacksmith shop, grind their own flour in the grist mill, tend to the gardens, and make a treat in the brick bake oven. Our heroes will see how every person was important in the village to help everyone survive. At the end of the week, campers will decide what historical superhero they want to be based on the skills they have gained!
Have you got what it takes to survive the wild and the natural local elements? Campers will learn to navigate through the forest, build shelters and fires, and discover the bounty of the environment around them! Working in teams to complete the ultimate survivor challenge, campers will make use of their newly acquired archery, emergency signaling, and water purifying skills and abilities.
Dive into the world of wetlands and wildlife at Ball’s Falls! Take a dip into aquatic life with pond and stream studies, meet the reptiles, amphibians and insects that call the creek home, and traverse the trails looking for important species and their habitats. Campers will learn about water conservation, build their own wetlands and participate in water relay races.
Trek through the forest searching for clues on an interactive scavenger hunt. Sharpen your skills in archery, create a team logo and cheer, and participate in the Summer Survivor Challenge! Channel the movements of your favourite animal and try to make it through the Habitat Maze. Campers will also create their favourite treats over the campfire and make incredible crafts to wear back to school.