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When is Summer Nature Camp 2019?  

We are running 9 weeks of nature camp this year. Each camp is five days in length (Monday to Friday) from 8:30am to 4:20pm. We meet downtown daily at Whitehorse Elementary School at 8:30am to pick-up your child and again between 3:45pm and 4:20PM for camper drop-off.

The first week of camp is June 17th to June 21st 2019.

Please see our online store for schedule, theme descriptions and up-to-date availability.

Who can participate in camp?  

This camp is designed for children 6-8 and 9-12 years of age. The discovery group (ages 6-8) is maximum 14 participants with 2 instructors. The explorer group (ages 8*-12) is maximum 8 participants with 1 instructor. There is a maximum of 22 children per week, registration happens on a first come first serve basis. 

*We have opened our Explorer camps to youth who turned eight (8) by December 31, 2018.

Children must be the appropriate age as of December 31, 2018 to participate.

Where is the camp?  

The majority of Nature camp will take place at the Yukon Wildlife Preserve, located 30 km from downtown Whitehorse. Nature Camps may also include field trips to local attractions (as they pertain to the camp theme).

The bulk of Nature Camp will be conducted outdoors. Nature Camps are based out of a dedicated 1600 sq. foot learning centre at the heart of the Yukon Wildlife Preserve. This space is great for inclement weather.

How will the transportation work?  

We provide daily transportation to and from town with the YWP’s 24 passenger bus. YWP staff make daily pick-ups and drop-offs at Whitehorse Elementary School.

Our staff will be at the pick-up location from 8:30am to 8:45am to pick-up your child. The bus will depart at 8:45am sharp.

Our staff will return to Whitehorse Elementary School at 3:45pm and you must pick up your child by 4:20pm. Late pick-up fees may apply.

What is the cost?  

Camps cost $280 + GST / camper / week. 

Our prices include transportation to and from downtown Whitehorse.

YWP Members receive a $25 discount / camper / week.

Note: the child must appear on the membership to apply the discount. To receive your member discount, you will need a promotional coupon code. This code will be emailed out to all members who opted to receive email communication. If you did not receive a code, please call Breanna at breanna@yukonwildlife.ca or 867-456-7400.

You will have an opportunity to purchase a membership or renew a lapsed membership during the checkout process. Memberships include 1 year of access to the Wildlife Preserve during regular operating hours (some exceptions apply). Not only is it a great deal, it’s a great way to save when signing up for 2 or more camps.

What should my child bring?  

Please ensure that your child brings everything they need for a day outdoors. This includes a backpack with:

  • Rain gear;
  • A hat & sunglasses;
  • Sunscreen;
  • Packed lunch & snacks;
  • Refillable water bottle; and
  • Extra change of clothes;
  • Extra layers for chilly days

Other items may be encouraged for specific camps and may include PFDs (Personal Flotation Device), rubber boots, long pants, etc.

Note: We have a no electronics rule at nature camp, please encourage your children to leave their devices at home!

Cancellation Policy  

If cancellation occurs two weeks or less prior to the Nature Camp start date, no refund or transfer will be given. If cancellation occurs more than two weeks prior to the Nature Camp start date, the Yukon Wildlife Preserve will retain 20 per cent as an administrative fee on refunds.

The Yukon Wildlife Preserve reserves the right to cancel camps that are less than half full. In this event, a transfer or full refund will be provided.


Registration is open!

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If an alternative payment method is required, please contact Breanna at breanna@yukonwildlife.ca or 867-456-7400.

Waiting Lists  

In past years we had waiting lists on almost all weeks. When a spot becomes available, ALL people on the list for that week will automatically receive a notice that a space is available. Registration for the newly available spot will be first come, first serve.

For More Information:  

Please contact Breanna Hall
Manager of Programming and Education
Yukon Wildlife Preserve

Email breanna@yukonwildlife.ca or call (867) 456-7400