Summer Camps at the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre inspire learning through experiential educational activities. Children will participate in a variety of games, crafts, experiments and visits from guest speakers, all themed to the camp topic. Kids will participate in daily physical activities and occasionally walk to a nearby park. Camps run from 9am to 4pm daily. Extended hours are available from 8:30am to 4:30pm for an additional fee.
July 4–7, 2023
There’s no better place than the Bushplane Museum to get up close and personal with planes and how they fly. Explore the science of flight with hands-on activities and crafts, including a construction brick plane building session with the Brickspace. Discover what it takes to become a pilot and get your first pilot “rating”. Kids will learn about flight through a variety of crafts, media, guest speakers, physical activities and more.
July 24–28, 2023
As the climate changes, it’s becoming more and more important to understand forest fire prevention. Learn about the three properties of fire, how to prevent fires and what professionals do to manage and extinguish them. Meet real firefighters and explore a real fire truck. Play with water with a day of sprinklers, water fights and discovery. Discover the physical and mental skills required to be a real firefighter. Kids will learn about fire and forest fire prevention through various crafts, media, guest speakers, physical activities and more.
August 14–18, 2023
A significant contributor to forest fires in Canada are invasive species that affect our ecosystems. Discover the invasive species in our area and what scientists are doing to manage them. Get up close and personal with various insects and learn about their miniature but impactful world. Plant a mini pollinator garden. Kids will learn about bugs and invasive species through a variety of crafts, media, guest speakers, physical activities and more.
If you selected extended hours, you can drop off your child at 8:30am and pick them up at 4:30pm. Extended hours are $5 per day, per child.
Arriving more than 15 minutes late for pick-up will incur an additional $5 charge per child per 15-minute increment.
Cancellation and Refund Policy
A refund, less a $20 administration fee, will be available for customers up to 14 days prior to camp start. If registration occurs less than 14 days prior to the start of camp, a refund is not available. Cancellations occurring less than 14 days prior to the start of the camp will receive no refund or credit.
For programs and activities cancelled by The Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre, refunds will be issued. Cancellations and refund requests should be received in writing to the Program Coordinator at email@example.com.
Participant Code of Conduct
Every camper has the right to feel safe in any recreation program. When behavior issues arise or challenges present themselves, we resolve them on an individual basis. All campers are responsible for conducting themselves in accordance with our Participant Code of Conduct:
Behaviours that are not tolerated:
The Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre, its instructors and partners reserve the right to dismiss a participant without warning if, in their opinion, the participant compromises the physical and emotional safety of themselves, other participants, staff, instructors, leaders in training and volunteers or has failed to cooperate with any rules or code of conduct. The parent/guardian will be notified immediately by phone and is expected to pick up their child as soon as possible.
Is your child ready for camp?
It is important that campers attending The Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre Summer Camps are “program ready” to ensure the best possible experience for all campers while at camp. Our goal is to ensure the safety of all campers at any given time.
Please make your sure your child is ready for camp by confidently answering “yes” to the below questions:
Children at camp who are not ready may be withdrawn at supervisory staff’s discretion.
What to bring to camp
Safe Arrival and Dismissal Policy
Our Safe Arrival and Dismissal Policy ensures that children are only released into the care of their parent/guardian or into the care of an individual designated by the parent/guardian at the time of registration.
Families may add individuals to the list at any time by contacting the Program Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
Parents, guardians, and caregivers must sign their children in and out daily, and present photo I.D. when picking up their camper to ensure campers are released to the appropriate caregiver.
For the safety of all campers, we ask that all staff and participants refrain from bringing peanuts and other nut products into camp.
While we discourage participants and staff from bringing peanut and nut products to programs, campers and their families must be aware that our facilities are not peanut and nut-free. Items in our store, kitchen, facility, etc. may contain peanut and nut products.
Camp Snacks and Food Activities
Some camp activities involve pre-packaged snacks or treats. Parents of campers with food allergies will be notified before camp starts to ensure activities are safe for their child. Additionally, all special treats given to campers by camp staff (i.e., popsicles, popcorn) are all purchased from nut-free facilities.
Pictures and Use of Pictures
Pictures and videos are taken daily at all camps. Photos and videos are used for the promotion of programs on municipal and partner social media platforms, websites, and print promotions. At the time of registration, please indicate if you do not want your child’s photo used in any publications.
We ask that campers leave their electronic devices at home for the duration of camp. The Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
Infection Prevention and Control
Campers are asked not to attend camps if they show signs and symptoms of contagious illnesses or communicable diseases including COVID-19. Masks are not mandatory, but always welcome.
Camps will run rain or shine!
In the event of inclement weather, (i.e. an expected storm) camp participants will be notified by email of any changes.
Ensure your email is up to date on the registration form.
Complete the form below to register your child for a Bushplane Summer Camp. One registration form must be completed per child.