Junior Camps (Ages 8-12)

Our junior camps offer traditional camp experiences with a unique twist! Groups are focused on similar ages and a 10:1 ratio.

Explorer Camp 

Ages 8–12

Join us for a week of camp like no other! Campers get their hands dirty exploring the great outdoors, enjoying time at the beach, and hanging out with amazing birds of prey at our Raptor Centre. Campers will experience all of the best that KelsoMountsbergCrawford Lake, and Mount Nemo have to offer during their week at camp.

Offered: Each week

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Girls Camp 

Ages 8–14

No boys allowed! Offered for girls and led by girls, this camp is a great way to learn about the outdoors and develop new skills. Campers will experience all of the best that KelsoMountsbergCrawford Lake, and Mount Nemo have to offer during their week at camp.

Offered: Each week

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Farm Camp

Ages 8-14

Campers will get their hands dirty and learn what it takes to keep a small farm in operation. They will learn how to care for crops and animals. They will get up close with the operations of a real hobby farm. Come nurture those green thumbs and grow with us!

*Farm Camp operates at Mountsberg. Campers will also visit Kelso for fun activities.

Offered: Select weeks

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Construction Camp

Ages 10-14

Does your camper want to learn how to plan, design, and build projects? They’ll be guided by one of our expert Conservation Halton construction crew members as they learn basic carpentry and construction skills. Complete with a project and plans to take home at the end of the week. 

Offered: Select weeks

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Raptor Camp 

Ages 8-14

Raptor Camp allows campers the chance to work alongside our Raptor Centre staff getting up close and personal with all of the amazing birds. Young raptor enthusiasts have the opportunity to play, explore and take part in games and activities to learn about the amazing adaptations of these top predators.

  • Campers will be based primarily at Mountsberg for their week at camp but will arrive and depart from Kelso with all of the other campers.

Offered: Each week

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NEW for this year: there will be three alternating themes for Raptor Camp - Raptor Care, Amazing Adaptations and The Art of Raptors.
Raptor Care

Have you ever wondered what it takes to care for over a dozen different kinds of raptors? Join Raptor Centre staff to learn all about feeding, cleaning, training and health care. Campers will get hands on helping the staff with tasks such as cleaning cages and making enrichment for the birds and will observe feeding and daily care of our flock. 

Offered weeks 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9

Amazing Adaptations

Hawks, eagles, falcons, vultures, and owls - they are all raptors but they are all unique! Learn about how vultures can eat meat that would make other raptors sick and how owls can hear a mouse under a metre of snow! Through games and activities, campers will learn about the amazing adaptations of these top predators. 

Offered weeks 2, 4, 6, and 8 

The Art of Raptors – New for 2017

Raptors have captured human imagination for centuries and frequently appear in art and stories, as well as in movies and on TV.  Campers will immerse themselves in movies and books featuring birds of prey and will take part in activities and bird encounters featured around the themes found in them. Campers will also get the chance to unleash their inner artist through photographing, drawing and sculpting various birds. 

Offered weeks 2, 4, and 8

Waterfront Camp 

Ages 10-14

Waterfront Camp is the perfect way to become familiar and safe with boating and swimming. It is also an introduction to water safety, in a fun, safe, and highly supervised environment for campers.

Offered: Each week

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Bike Camps

Bike Camps offer an action packed week on the trail networks at Kelso; and visits to Hilton Falls for our more advanced groups. All riders should have bikes with minimum 24′′ wheels and two functioning brakes. Proper fitting helmets are required. We also suggest gloves and a hydration pack. Additional body armour is optional but not required. Parents may drop their child’s bike off at Kelso on the first morning of camp, or on the Friday afternoon the week prior to camp.

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Need a Bike Rental?

Ways of the Woods is proud to have Devinci Bikes as a partner, and offers a fleet of rental bikes. Bikes are available in a variety of sizes and are fitted upon arrival. Rental bikes may be added to any Bike Camp for a full week, or daily as required. 

Bike Camp 

Ages 8-15

Our wildly popular Bike Camp is the perfect way to learn or hone campers’ mountain bike skills. Led by our certified instructors who will guide campers to improve their biking in ways they never thought were possible!

Parents may drop their child’s bike off at Kelso on the first morning of camp, or on Friday afternoon the week prior to camp. View more information about preparing for Bike Camp. Bike camps operate exclusively at Kelso to take best advantage of the amazing network of trails and our exciting new Skills Zone.

Offered: Each week

Bike Camp - Trail Builders 

Ages 10-15

An awesome camp for our most advanced and passionate bikers! Spend a week at Kelso and learn what goes into building and maintaining trail networks and features. Campers will spend time designing, laying out, and cutting new trail segments, installing new features... and of course riding them a little too! This camp will focus on trail development more than riding. For a blend of both, consider attending a week of Advanced Bike Camp prior to Trail Builders Camp!

Parents may drop their child’s bike off at Kelso on the first morning of camp, or on Friday afternoon the week prior to camp. View more information about preparing for Bike Camp. Bike camps operate exclusively at Kelso to take best advantage of the amazing network of trails and our exciting new Skills Zone.

Offered: Select weeks