Learning Through Adventure!

Education & Outdoor Recreation

Great Moose Adventures

Outdoor Education, Wilderness Retreats & Canadian Culture

Forest Rangers - Day Camp 

Forest Rangers Day Camp is the foundation and frame of our summer program - where all of our campers have the opportunity to experience a summer camp that is safe and exciting.   Our day camp focuses on providing children with fun, engaging play-based opportunities to learn and practice important friendship and social skills - while also participating in our unique outdoor educational programs. Facilitated by our team of experienced educators, every week features a special theme that shapes the focus of our games, stories & learning. 

Ages 4 - 12 years old

$275 per week with no HST ($220 short week)

Includes snacks & lunch

Campers divided into groups by age 

Camp day = 9am - 4:00pm

Overnight Camp-outs available on Wednesday (game night) & Thursday (camp fire)
-$56.50 for kids aged 6 to 12  -  sign up during your week or register in advance 

Beach day every Tuesday - including swimming & canoeing 

Transportation available for Bracebridge (8am-5pm) & Gravenhurst (8:30am-4:30pm) and new this year - Washago & Orillia (sessions 1, 3, 6, & 7) ! 

Instruction from experienced, passionate outdoor educators

Dates, Themes & Availability 

Dates
Day Camp 
Ages
& Availability 
Theme & Description

Session 1
(July 2 - 5)
*short week 
- 4 days

 
 Juniors (4 - 5 yrs old) - yes 
Middlers (6 - 8 yrs old) - yes
Seniors (9 - 12 yrs old) - yes

O'Canada - Explore what makes our country great!
  •  beaver dams, blue herring nests  & loon songs
  • folk dancing, French traditions & Indigenous games
  • poutine, bannick, maple syrup and berries galore 
 Session 2
(July 8 - 12)
Juniors (4 - 5 yrs old) - yes 
Middlers (6 - 8 yrs old) - yes
Seniors (9 - 12 yrs old) - yes
  • Wizards & Witches - Discover the art of magic & fantasy
  • wands, broomsticks,  magic potions & the secrets of the forest
  • magic tricks & disappearing acts, costumes,  and numbers galore
  • Harry Potter - Quidditch
 Session 3
(July 15 - 19)
Juniors (4 - 5 yrs old) - yes
Middlers (6 - 8 yrs old) - yes 
Seniors (9 - 12 yrs old) - yes
  The Amazing Race - Challenge your brain & body
  • geocaching, orienteering, maps 
  • riddles, puzzles, tests of skills
  • obstacle courses, building challenges
 Session 4
 (July 22 - 26)

Juniors (4 - 5 yrs old) - yes
Middlers (6 - 8 yrs old) - yes
Seniors (9 - 12 yrs old) - yes
  A Bug's Life -  Enter the world of mini-beasts & insects
  • butterflies,  moth kites & cocoons, spider webs, bug hotels and 
  • pond dipping, geo-blitzes, seek & identify
  • sorting, patters and identification - graphs, data and comparisons
 Session 5
(July 29 - Aug 2)

Juniors (4 - 5 yrs old) - yes
Middlers (6 - 8 yrs old) - yes
Seniors (9 - 12 yrs old) - yes
 Pirates & Explorers - Search & discover all the riches of our land 
  • treasure maps and buried gold, 3D mapping, directions & co-ordinates
  • raft & boat building with buoyancy and weather study
  • hide, seek and steal games with traps and adventure challenges
 Session 6 
(Aug 6 - 19)
*short week 
- 4 days

Juniors (4 - 5 yrs old) - yes
Middlers (6 - 8 yrs old) - yes 
Seniors (9 - 12 yrs old) - yes
Medieval Times - Experience the wonders of the dark ages 
  • swords, shields, crests , archery and bow with knights, queens and rooks
  • castle with moats,  jousting,  jesters and princesses
  • catapults & trebuchet, blacksmithing and folklore 
 
Session 7
(Aug 12 - 16)

Juniors (4 - 5 yrs old) - yes
Middlers (6 - 8 yrs old) - yes
Seniors (9 - 12 yrs old) - yes
Unknown Olympics - Games, activitie  & challenges from around the world
  • geography, team building, acts of strength, balance, logic, & skill
  • kubb, kabaddi, hand ball, cricket, highland games
  • Indigenous games & challenges, speed art, puzzles and riddle
 Session 8
(Aug 19 - 23)
Juniors (4 - 5 yrs old) - yes
Middlers (6 - 8 yrs old) - yes
Seniors (9 - 12 yrs old) - yes
Myths & Legends - Enter the realm of stories, characters and make believe
  • Fairies & Elf homes, Gnome hiding, Giant traps &Monsters madness
  • Talent shows, magic shows, story telling, costumes & art
  • Greek Gods & Heroes - wings, masks, crowns and feats of strength 
 Session 9
(Aug 26 - 30)
Juniors (4 - 5 yrs old) - yes
Middlers (6 - 8 yrs old) - yes
Seniors (9 - 12 yrs old) - yes
  Nature's Fear Factor - Explore the scary & gross side of the natural world
  • bees nest, spider webs, ant hills, worm  farms, slug sliding & 5 line skink
  • Mud art and pitcher plant traps, Secret bear dens and snake sounds
  • Foraging cook-outs and mushroom identification, hide n seek scare

*Preference is given to full week campers - Drop In registration begins on June 1st*

Day Camp and Overnight Camp
Swimming and outdoor activity