Whistler Nature Camp: Plants with a Purpose

2018-07-09 08:30 - 2018-07-13 15:30
Spruce Grove Field House
Address: 7328 Kirkpatrick Way Whistler, BC V0N 1B0

Whistler Nature Camp (WNC) offers a unique opportunity for kids to connect with Whistler’s natural backyard! Imagine a place where their natural sense of wonder can ignite at the center of their fun and learning. Whether catching bugs, observing wildlife, befriending a tree, playing games or partaking in crafts, kids will have the chance to discover connections with the natural world and each other.

Whistler Nature Camp strives to provide opportunities that will nurture children’s innate curiosity about the natural world, foster their understanding of the interconnectedness of all living and non-living things, and instill in them an abiding sense of care and responsibility for the well-being of their communities and planet Earth.

Week 2: Plants with a Purpose
Without plants to provide us with the air we breathe and the food we eat, life as we know it would not exist.
Ages 6-10

Related upcoming events

  • 2019-02-24 10:00 - 2019-02-24 11:30

    The AWARE Kids Nature Club has been educating local and visiting youth about all things environmental since 2007.

    These free sessions are focused on encouraging learning through fun interactive activities and are open to all, but are mainly intended for kids aged 5-11. All kids must be accompanied by a parent.

    Past topics include – what’s the buzz about bees? Building solar powered cars, painting birdhouses and learning about local bird song, turning rubbish into art, being bear smart and creepy crawlies…

    2019 Kids Nature Topics:

    January 27 | A Woodland Winter!
    February 24 | Animal Tracks and Trails
    March 31 | Zero Waste Heroes
    April 28 | Plants with a Purpose
    May 26 | Welcome to the Jungle
    June 30 | Wilderness Survival
    July 28 | Wonderful Wetlands
    August 25 | Camouflaged Critters
    September 29 | Fall Frenzy
    October 27 | Spooky Species
    November 24 | Mad Scientists
    December | Please note: there will be no Kids Club in December
    The AWARE Kids Nature Club is possible due to the support of the Whistler Public Library, who kindly donates their community space; the fantastic volunteers who plan and run the workshops; and Regional Recycling Whistler, who will help create fundraising and advertising activities for the Nature Club through donations at the Nesters Bottle Depot.

    For more information regarding the AWARE Kid’s Nature Club please contact us at

  • 2019-02-25 08:30 - 2019-02-25 15:30

    AWARE is proud to introduce Nature Camp programming on Pro-D Days for the 2018/19 school season. For the junior scientist looking to dig deeper into the natural world around them. Experience a fun-filled day packed with outdoor adventure, activities and experiments to leave participants with excitement and curiosity to learn more.

    Pro-D Day Nature Camp focuses on ages 6–10 years old and strives to teach participants about Whistler’s unique flora and fauna, and foster an understanding of the interconnectedness of all living and non-living things.

    Camp location and times:

    2018/19 School Year

    Pro-D Day Nature Camp is based out of Spring Creek Community School. Campers will spend majority of the day outside in the fields, forests and naturalized play areas surrounding the school grounds regardless of weather (so please dress appropriately). We also have an indoor nature classroom to retreat to during extreme weather and as safe storage for lunches and belongings.


    Monday, Dec 3
    Friday, Feb 1
    Monday, Feb 25
    Monday, April 8
    Friday, May 10
    Friday, June 28

    Drop Off | 8:30 – 9:00am | Spring Creek Community School Front Entry

    Pick Up | 3:00 – 3:30pm | Spring Creek Community School Front Entry

    Nature Camp is $49 a day.

    Click on the registration button (below) to sign up. Space is limited! Secure a spot today.