Whistler Nature Camp | Pro-D Days
Pro-D Day Nature Kids @ Home Activity Books
With Covid putting our in-person youth nature programming on hold we have switched it up to help families stay connected with nature! Now is a great time to awaken your senses and spark curiosity – right in your own natural backyard!
Every PD Day through the 2020-21 school year we will be releasing a new workbook of nature-inspired activities ready for some creative nature activities and adventure.
We will add a new workbook ahead of each Pro-D Day – so be sure to check back!
(SD 48 Pro-D Days are: October 23, November 20, January 29, March 1, May 7 and June 30).
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Learn about Whistler habitats, food webs and food chains.Click here to download Activity-book 1 of 6 | Habitats!
Pro-D Day 1 of 6
Without plants to provide us with the air we breathe and the food we eat, life as we know it would not exist.Click here to download Activity-book 2 of 6 | Plants!
Pro-D Day 1 of 6
Birds keep ecosystems in balance and their amazing migrations remind us what an interconnected web we live in, from pole to pole.Click here to download Activity-book 3 of 6 | Flying Animals!
Pro-D Day 3 of 6 (PDF)
Animals can be super hunters and hiders. We need both to keep nature in balance.Click here to download Activity-book 4 of 6 | Stealth and Camouflage!
Pro-D Day 4 of 6 (PDF)
Bugs and other invertebrates play a huge part in our world since 90% of all living things are bugs!Click here to download Activity-book 5 of 6 | Land Invertebrates!
Pro-D Day 5 of 6 (PDF)
Wetlands are the link between land and water. They are some of the most productive ecosystems in the world!Click here to download Activity-book 6 of 6 | Wetlands!
Pro-D Day 6 of 6
Our thanks to the Whistler Community Foundation for the continued support as we adapt this program as a result of Covid-19.
We look forward to welcoming you all to the return of Whistler Nature Camp in the future.
In a usual year our PD Programming would include…
Pro-D Day Camp for ages 5-9
Part of AWARE’s Whistler Nature Camp series
The Whistler Nature Camp series 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 a sense of care and responsibility for the well-being of their communities and our shared planet.
Whistler Nature Camp focuses on ages 5–9 years old, with programs for older kids to come in the following years. As a day camp, the program is offered when school is closed following the School District No. 48 (Sea to Sky) calendar and is available through the summer holidays, spring break and teacher professional development days. Sign up can be for one day or an entire break period.
What to expect at Pro-D Day Camp
Pro-D Day Camps are 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 5–9 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.
Pro-D Day Nature Camp is located at Spring Creek Community School. Campers will spend the majority of the day outside in the forests, field 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.Spring Creek Community School
- We plan to spend the majority of our day outdoors, so please ensure your child arrives dressed for the weather conditions on that day. (Snow pants, hat, gloves on winter days.)
- Closed-toed shoes or boots are mandatory.
- There will be a break for lunch, as well as a morning and afternoon snack. Food is not provided so please send your children with enough food for the day.
2021/22 DATES & TIMES
Drop Off | 8:30 – 9:00 a.m.
Pick Up | 3:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Whistler Nature Camp is $59 a day. Space is limited! Secure a spot today. Please note that AWARE reserves the right to change and/or cancel session dates based on funding, location availability and/or session capacity.
We hope the registration portal will provide all the information you need. If you have any additional questions about Whistler Nature Camp, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Program Partners & Sponsors
Whistler Nature Camp was created through a partnership between nature-based groups including the Whistler Naturalists, Whistler Museum and Pemberton Stewardship Society, and spearheaded by AWARE. The camp has only been made possible thanks to support from the Community Foundation of Whistler‘s Environmental Legacy Fund and the Resort Municipality of Whistler’s Community Enrichment Program.