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EcoBus Summer Camp is for children who love the outdoors, are excited about the environment, and are ready to be leaders in their community!  The focus of EcoBus  is to get campers outdoors in their local green spaces learning about the environment and making new friends.  Through hands on activities your child will explore ways to live sustainably, work with new technologies, and develop teamwork skills.  Our staff are certified outdoor educators with decades of combined teaching experience.  Our campers can look forward to swimming, biking, hiking, and spending time in nature.
Join the EcoBus on the journey towards a sustainable planet!

DATES & AGES
We will be returning in July 2017 with all new camp programs including Leadership Camp for older campers ages 13-16, where they will receive leadership training, develop employability skills and outdoor skills, and work with other camp programs towards high school volunteer hours.  We are also working on French EcoBus Summer Camp.  We hope you will join us!
FEES
Single Camper Fee – $175/week
Sibling Discount Fee – $160/week
– 1st child pays Single Camper Fee
– 2nd and 3rd sibling pay Sibling Discount Fee
LOCATION
EcoBus summer camps take place in beautiful Centennial Park in Thunder Bay.

CAMPER DAY
Drop Off
8:30am-9:00am
Camper Day
9:00am – 4:00pm
Pick up
4:00pm – 4:30pm
Late Pick Up (with additional fee)
4:30pm – 5:00pm
Everyday EcoBus Summer Camp is filled with a variety of fun and exciting activities.  Lunch takes place from 12:00-1:00 with two snack breaks throughout the day.   Campers can look forward to swimming every afternoon at a variety of outdoor locations.  Every day’s activities will be different.  Here is a sneak peak.
8:30am-9:00am
Drop Off/Nature Games
9:00am-9:30am
Team Building
9:30am-10:30am      
Forest Scavenger Hunt
10:30am-10:45am
Nutrition Break
10:45am-12:00pm
Energy Excitement:  Build your own solar car
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Lunch/Garbage Free Lunch Challenge
1:00pm-2:00pm
Solar Car Races
2:00pm-3:30pm
Swimming
3:30pm – 4:00pm      
Nutrition Break/Wrap up
4:00pm-4:30pm
Pick Up/Games
4:30pm-5:00pm
Late Pick Up
EcoBus Summer Camp is a nut free camp.  For the safety of all campers, please ensure that your child brings a nut free lunch everyday to camp.

FUN FOOD FRIDAYS
Campers can look forward to a bonfire cookout lunch on Fridays.  Beverages, hotdogs and sausages will be provided by EcoLinks.  Campers should pack snacks for morning and afternoon breaks as well as their regular water bottle.
**If your child has any allergies or dietary restrictions please indicate so in the allergy/food restrictions section on the registration form.

PACKING FOR CAMP
We want our campers to have as much fun as possible at EcoBus Summer Camp! In order to do so, campers need to be prepared for an action packed day outside in all weather.  Everyday, their backpacks should be filled with:
  • reusable water bottle
  • snacks and a healthy lunch
  • sunscreen
  • hat and sunglasses
  • running shoes
  • swimsuit and towel
  • raingear (jacket, pants, boots)
  • change of clothes

MEET THE STAFF
gemmaHello Everyone! My name is Gemma and I have been working as an outdoor educator for almost 8 years.  I started out as an overnight counselor at a wonderful place called Camp Kawartha. Over 6 summers, I worked my way through many positions until I became the Trip Director. Last year, I took all of my skills out west to Vancouver Island, where I worked as an Outdoor Instructor at Strathcona Park Lodge.
 I am presently finishing up my fourth year at Lakehead University in the Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Tourism program, and next year will be completing my Education training. One of my favorite parts about going to Lakehead is discovering all of the beauty that Thunder Bay has to offer and truly experiencing such an incredible environment and community.
 I take pride in living an eco-friendly lifestyle.  From eating locally, to walking as much as possible and conserving energy, I am eager to share my knowledge and passion in Thunder Bay this summer.

 

kaliHello! My name is Kali and I am an Outdoor Recreation Graduate from Lakehead University. I have been working with kids almost my whole life as a camp counsellor, canoe tipper and outdoor educator.  I absolutely love it! I am an outdoor enthusiast who loves being active and spending time in nature.
 I am super excited to be a counsellor at EcoLinks this summer because I will get to share my passion for the environment with our campers and have fun all day outside! I have travelled to many places around the world and enjoy going on adventures everywhere I visit.
 Thunder Bay has so much to offer and I love exploring all the spectacular natural spaces here. One of my favourite places to go is Centennial Park and I could not be more excited that EcoLinks will be there all summer!
Throughout my daily life I try to be as green as possible. I walk and bus everywhere I go, try and reduce my water and energy consumption and love making crafts out of recyclable materials. I can’t wait to spend an awesome and sustainable summer with our campers at EcoLinks!

PAYMENT, REFUND AND CANCELLATION POLICY
Payment in full must be received along with signed registration form by June 1st in order to insure your child’s spot.
Payment can be made by cheque, payable to The EcoBus, and can be mailed to the following address.  If you wish pay by cash, please deliver the registration and payment in person and contact the office at (807) 768-5760.
Mailing Address:
The EcoBus
300 Angus Street
Thunder Bay, ON
P7A 2Y5
Cancellations and reductions in registrations must be made in writing and are subject to the following:
  • Before June 15, 2015 – a refund will be granted less the $25 administration fee per session/camper
  • No refunds shall be given after June 15th, 2015 – Cancellations after this date will result in complete forfeiture of camp fees (all payments are non-refundable and non-transferable).
No refund, reduction of fees or credit will be granted for late arrival, early departure, withdrawal, or dismissal.
If a camper is unable to attend camp due to medical reasons, a full refund, less a $25 administrative fee, will be granted, provided we receive a letter from the camper’s physician.
There is a $25 admin fee for all NSF/returned cheques.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION
Call 768-5760 or email the.ecobus@gmail.com to register today!
FORMS
Registration Form
Anaphylaxis Emergency Plan Form