Our camp is inspired by Playwork and Forest School principles. It fosters independent decision-making, practical problem-solving skills, and creativity; skills that children will use for the rest of their lives. Most importantly, at Adventure Camp kids have the opportunity to spend their days simply playing for play’s sake!
Adventure Camp takes place entirely outside at the Champ des Possibles. We only use our indoor spaces in the event of extreme weather.
In the spirit of playwork, we respond to children’s interests while giving them plenty of time and space to play independently with adults in a supporting role. We regularly provide children with loose parts, ensuring they have material to create and tinker with.
Our activities vary greatly depending upon the children’s interests and the weather. A typical day might be spent hiking Mont Royal, playing hide and seek, catching butterflies, building forts, cooling off in the splash pad, all the while inventing games and stories.
In order to maintain this degree of flexibility in our activities, our camp maintains a low child-to-educator ratio (8:1).
Regular registrations will be open on Tuesday May 10th at 12:00 pm via Amilia (see button below).
We offer a bursary fund to make our camp more accessible. If your family would like to participate in this program, please contact us as soon as possible.
Ages: 5 – 10 years old on September 30th, 2021
Camp schedule: Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 3:30pm
Aftercare : No aftercare services will be offered this summer
Fees: $250 per week
Languages used: French and English (bilingual environment)
Sites : Champ des Possibles (only)
Week 1: July 4 – 8, 2022
Week 2: July 11 – 15, 2022
Week 3: July 18 – 22, 2022
Week 4: July 25 – 29, 2022
Week 5: August 1 – 5, 2022
*All fees are eligible for the tax credit for child care expenses.
Use the orange button under to register – from May 10th at 12:00 pm only!
What parents have to say about Adventure Camp:
“Child-led days lets the kids get a true sentiment of summer fun.”
– Response from parent survey
“My child had a great time. I loved seeing her filthy and smiling at the end of the day. To me, it was a sign that she had had a great day.”– Response from parent survey
“This program did wonders for our child’s social and personal skills — we noticed a great improvement in overall behavior and attitude during the weeks she was at ‘Freedom Camp’. It really made us realize how much she needs outside/unstructured play time and we’re going to work to make it more a part of our lives.” – Response from parent survey
“Thank you all so much, my child had a great time and as a parent I thought it was amazing to have the kids exploring without rushing. There’s so much to see all around us if we just slow down and notice! He enjoyed his counselors and being outside and never wanted to leave at the end of the day.” – Eugenia
“My 6 year old has attended the summer camp and Adventure Club at The Lion and The Mouse over the last year and he absolutely LOVES it. I love that he has the freedom to explore and discover the outdoor urban environment where we live in a safe and healthy way. He calls it ‘freedom camp’! His curiosity is encouraged, his bilingual language skills get some practice and the staff is incredibly engaging with the children.” – Christine