Camp Update regarding COVID-19
The Provincial Government has authorized summer camps and so the River Institute will host Jr. Scientist Camp this summer. New measures have been put in place to follow the Ministry of Health recommendations. If a participant refuses to conform to any of these new measure put in place by the River Institute pertaining to protection against COVID-19, the River Institute reserves the right to dismiss the participant from the program. Please make sure to carefully read the 2020 Jr Scientist Camp Handbook for explanation of the COVID-19 prevention measures that will be in place. Please note that all Eco Friends camps have been cancelled for 2020.

Junior Scientist Camp

Since 1997, the River Institute has provided local youth with the opportunity to explore nature. The Jr. Scientist Camp challenges participants to learn about science and the natural environment in a hands-on, minds-on manner. This program, offered for two weeks, is for 12 to 15 years old who want to dive deeper into science. Participants experience environmental biology by assisting the River Institute’s scientists with their ongoing research initiatives. This camp is from 9am to 4pm at the River Institute*.

*Maximum of 6 participants per week.

View the Junior Scientist Camp Registration Handbook

Week One | July 6-10

Registration is now closed. 

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Week Two | July 13-17

Registration is now closed. 

$200.00Read more

Week Three | July 20-24

Registration is now closed. 

$200.00Read more

Week Four | July 27-31

Registration is now closed. 

$200.00Read more

Eco Friends Camp

Since 1997, the River Institute has provided local youth with the opportunity to explore nature at Cooper Marsh through the Eco- Friends Summer Day Camp. The camp challenges participants to learn about science and the natural environment in a hands-on, minds-on manner. Four exciting one-week sessions are available for children ages 6-11 from 9am to 4pm* at the Cooper Marsh Conservation Area. Sessions include a combination of hiking, frog catching, pond dipping, games, crafts, scientific experiments and much much more.

View the Eco Friends Camp Registration Handbook

Week One | Science Rocks! (July 20-24)

Calling all little Einsteins! If you love science, experiments, and making great discoveries, this is the week for you.

*Extended hours for early drop-off (8-9am) and late pick-up (4-5pm) are available for an extra 25$ per week. Please add the Extended Hours option to your cart before checking out.

If you are registering more than one child, please increase the quantity in your cart.

We’re sorry, this camp has been cancelled due to COVID-19. 

Week Two | All About Fish (July 27-31)

Explore the fascinating world of fish found in the St. Lawrence River. Learn about their different shapes and sizes while examining some live species for yourself. Get ready for a wet and wild week!

*Extended hours for early drop-off (8-9am) and late pick-up (4-5pm) are available for an extra 25$ per week. Please add the Extended Hours option to your cart before checking out.

If you are registering more than one child, please increase the quantity in your cart.

We’re sorry, this camp has been cancelled due to COVID-19. 

Week Three | Into the Wild (August 4-7)

Come explore the fascinating world of the creatures that surrounds us. Get your hands dirty as we delve into their habitats and closely examine critters under the microscope.

*Extended hours for early drop-off (8-9am) and late pick-up (4-5pm) are available for an extra 25$ per week. Please add the Extended Hours option to your cart before checking out.

If you are registering more than one child, please increase the quantity in your cart.

We’re sorry, this camp has been cancelled due to COVID-19. 

Week Four | Nature Canvas (August 10-14)

Explore your creative side and learn the many aspects of art including: music, dancing and painting while using inspirations from nature.

*Extended hours for early drop-off (8-9am) and late pick-up (4-5pm) are available for an extra 25$ per week. Please add the Extended Hours option to your cart before checking out. 

If you are registering more than one child, please increase the quantity in your cart. 

We’re sorry, this camp has been cancelled due to COVID-19. 

Extended Hours (Eco Friends Camp Only)

Extended hours for early drop-off (8-9am) and late pick-up (4-5pm) are available for an extra 25$ per week. Please select the appropriate quantity in your cart. 

For more information contact:

Stéphanie Guernon
(613)-936-6620 x 237