308 Robinson Rd.
Apps’ Mill Nature Centre
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We believe that the some of the best childhood memories come from exploring nature, making discoveries, building a campfire, hiking through the fields and forests, finding frogs and water creatures and connecting with the natural world. Every day at the Apps' Mill Nature Centre is action-packed and full of different activities each day. We focus on environmental discovery and engage campers in the outdoors in a fun, yet educational way.
We offer a different theme each day with hikes, crafts and activities designed to make the outdoors fun! Participants actively go outside daily to explore the streams, fields and forests that surround the nature centre. Our highly skilled team will share their passion and knowledge of nature and outdoor adventure with your child. Our goal is to connect your child to a lifetime of appreciation for nature and the outdoors.
Our staff to camper ratio is 1:8. All staff have first aid training. Grand River Conservation Authority is an Accredited Member of the Ontario Camps Association.
All programs are from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Supervision is provided from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m free of charge.
Children ages 6-12 (born 2006-2012)
Guardians of the Grand - April 12th, 2019
Let everyday be Earth Day. Campers will learn and explore in our wonderful property as well as lending a hand to help the environment. A cookout lunch is included. Your camper will have an opportunity to cook hotdogs and marshmallows over a campfire.
Sticks and Stones- June 7th, 2019
Sticks and Stones are very versatile building materials. What will your camper create? Campers will take part in Nature Play activities to explore and spend time outdoors. A cookout lunch is included. Your camper will have an opportunity to cook hotdogs and marshmallows over a campfire.
What should my child bring to the camps?
Our programming takes place outside as much as possible. To make sure that your child has the best possible experience at camp, please be sure to send them with the following items:
- Healthy, nut-free snacks and a refillable water bottle. Please make it litter free too!
- Closed-toed footwear
- Raincoat, splash pants and boots
- Coat, warm hat and mittens (for cold days)
- Sun hat and sun screen
- Rain gear, just in case!
- A full change of clothes and shoes.
Please check the weather each day and make sure that your child is prepared for the outdoors. Please label all belongings.
How do I register, and who can I contact with questions?
After registering (register here) you will be sent a camp information package. This will hopefully answer all your questions but if you have any specific questions feel free to email AppsMillNC@grandriver.ca.
What is the refund policy?
Full refunds will be granted if requested 7 days before the program. Refunds requested after that time will be subject to a $25 administration fee.