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OUTDOOR YOUTH PROGRAMS

OUTDOOR YOUTH PROGRAMS

EXPERIENCE THE OUTDOORS IN A WHOLE NEW WAY

 

OUTDOOR MARCH
BREAK CAMP

OUTDOOR MARCH
BREAK CAMP

A MARCH BREAK LIKE NO OTHER

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OUTDOOR MARCH BREAK CAMP

OUTDOOR MARCH BREAK CAMP

KINDERGARTEN - GRADE 8

Spend your March Break in the great outdoors with our March Break program! Explore the outdoors while learning about different aspects of nature in this fun program dedicated to getting kids outside.

Activities are weather dependent and may include: ice skating, tobogganing, rock climbing, exploring and more! The weather will determine the kind of outdoor fun the group has!

Please note, each day at this program is at a location within approximately a 30-minute drive of Guelph. Participants must be able to be dropped off at the location each day. Daily locations depend on factors including anticipated weather, COVID-19 protocols, and conservation park regulations - because of this, last minute changes can happen. Pick-up location will be the same as that morning's drop-off point.

Past locations include:
- Terra Cotta Conservation Area
- Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area
- The Guelph Grotto Climbing Gym
- Guelph Lake Conservation Area
- Rockwood

Prefer to stay inside this March Break? Check out our Indoor March Break Camp instead!

 

OUTDOOR SUMMER CAMP

OUTDOOR SUMMER CAMP

TAKE SUMMER TO NEW HEIGHTS

OUTDOOR SUMMER CAMP

OUTDOOR SUMMER CAMP

AGES 6 - 14

The outdoor camp will explore the Guelph and surrounding community throughout the week to dive straight into nature. Each day is a different location from the last, where kids will get to hike through the forests of the local escarpment in a fun, interactive way while getting to experience rock climbing on escarpment cliffs. Diving into rock climbing, hiking through the forests and trails, and identifying different local species is what this camp does best!

Locations will be added to a calendar, which will be sent via email to the parents one week before, but locations may change up to 6:00PM the night before.

More comfortable indoors this summer? Your kids have a place in our Indoor Summer Camp instead!

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FOREST SCHOOL

FOREST SCHOOL

LEARNING FROM AND IN THE NATURAL WORLD

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FOREST SCHOOL

FOREST SCHOOL

JUNIOR KINDERGARTEN - GRADE 8

The Guelph Grotto is now offering an educational program to supplement online, in-class, and homeschool learning. Our Forest School immerses children in nature, focuses on experiential learning, social development and staying physically and emotionally fit. Through interaction with nature kids will learn and develop socially, foster self-confidence, learn respect for the environment, and enjoy the outdoors in a safe and appropriate way.

Forest School will help bring wellness and joy to your child’s day!  Free outdoor exploration builds confidence and lets kids learn at their own pace.  Kids will get the opportunity to immerse in nature with all their senses.  Sensory play is important for children’s development and helps them make sense of their relationship with the world around them.

Each day is a new experience. Kids will learn about local environments through exploration and free-play under the guidance of qualified Career Outdoor Educators. Locations will include green spaces in and around Guelph, and the Guelph Grotto Climbing Gym.

​We are excited to bring this opportunity to the Guelph Grotto community! Contact outdoor@guelphgrotto.com with any questions.

 

CUSTOM CLIMBING ADVENTURES

CUSTOM CLIMBING ADVENTURES

We are happy to provide personalized climbing programs or private guiding to suit your needs.  Let us know how we can provide an adventure for your scout group, birthday party, or Saturday family outing!