At camp, you will be outside nearly all day with lots of time to observe rare wildlife that you may not spot in your busy city life.
- We’ll be able to learn about different types of birds, what they eat, how the nest etc plus see it in action!
- We’ll be making milk carton bird feeders for the girls to take home.
- There will be lots of birds to observe, draw, and describe on our hikes.
CITs and campers will get to participate, plan, and lead campfires throughout their stay. This means going over fire safety, like how to prevent accidents, treat burns, and what to do in case of an out of control fire. Of course, they’ll get to do the fun stuff too like leading the camp fire songs and getting the food ready.
In the city, there is not much of an opportunity to see trees and shrubs of all sizes and types in their natural habitat. Caddy Lake has thriving plant life. The camp is covered in a various types of trees, it is getting harder and harder to find forests that aren't monoculture, making this spot extra special.
- Learning about the forests of Canada should be easy when we’re living in one! We’ll talk about our own and other forest and parklands and why they are so important.
- As a craft we will create beautiful travel brochures for the Forest of Caddy Lake, bringing in facts about trees (like the different kinds of trees and forests and what their enemies are) and why we like particular kinds.
- We’ll go over conservation of trees, the goods produced by them, and how forest management and conservation are linked.
- We’ll be taking inspiration from the trees and making pictures with a collage of materials – tissue paper, buttons, paper towel roles, paint, fabric… whatever you want!!
- We'll play 'Hug a Tree' - a game where we use only touch to recognize different trees.
In my opinion, you can find some of the best hiking trails in Manitoba in the Caddy Lake area. Hiking will be a big part of the caddy lake programming, which means we’ll go over the important safety rules, planning a route and meals, how to use a compass, and what to bring. We will be practicing minimum impact hiking and we will surely be on our best behavior, learning how to fully respect nature while using it for hiking. By the end of camp, the girls will all have pro skills at organizing safe, enjoyable, and comfortable hikes.
Caddy Lake is such a beautiful and wild area, it is nearly impossible to come home without a new appreciation for the world of nature.
- At Caddy Lake Camp there are many different habitats and therefore a huge variety of plants and animals. We’ll be learning about all the animals and plants around us with a focus on whatever the girls choose!
- We will be able to choosing 3 plants, 3 mammals, and 3 invertebrates to learn about. We have many books and knowledgeable staff to help learn about our choices. By the end of camp, campers will be able to recognize lots of new animals that live around the area.
- We’ll get to take a field trip to the fish hatchery plus do a bear smart presentation with Manitoba Conservation
- Our nature scavenger hunts will have the girls looking for new things found in nature that they may not have noticed before.
- We'll play Kim’s game and ‘hug a tree’ to work on our non visual senses and memories in nature.
All summer, we`ll be lucky enough to be on one big outdoor adventure! Camp is an excellent practice for planning and going on unit hikes and other adventures.
- The girls will be learning and sharing their own hiking and campfire songs. What good is an outdoor adventure without the songs?!
- We’ll be having of plenty of outdoor cooking sessions where campers will participate in planning meals perfect for hikes and camping like grilled cheese, kabobs, pita pizza, bannock, and spider dogs.
- Whenever we go on field trips, hikes, or bike rides we always have a first aid kit. The girls will learn how to put together a first aid kit and what each part is used for by a qualified nurse or first aider. At camp we know safety is one of the most important parts of an outdoor adventure!
- We’ll be having Manitoba conservation coming in to present bear safety and RCMP coming to do ‘Hug a Tree’ a presentation about what campers should do if they ever get lost.
Open fires are often not allowed within city limits, so camp is the perfect opportunity to learn from the experts how to cook on an outdoor stove or fire pit. The girls will get the opportunity to have outdoor meals almost every day. They’ll have counselors there to guide them but the campers will be doing all the steps from the planning to the cooking to the eating to the washing up.
Plus lots more like Conservation, Astronomy, Picture This, Wild Flower, Cycling, Exploring, Swimming, and Sports!
I can’t wait to get started!!
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