Waterloo Region Summer Camp


Focus on Nature is offering a week-long nature photography day camp at RIM Park in Waterloo during the week of July 31st – August 4th. Please use our online form to register.

It will be a great opportunity for young photographers aged 8 to 16 to develop their skills while exploring all the natural beauty that RIM Park has to offer.  As well as being outdoors each day on guided walks, playing outdoor games and other nature activities, campers will have the chance to edit their images, make a slideshow, and take home some of their best photos.

The fee per camper is $250. Payment can be made by PayPal, by Interac transfer to workshops@focusonnature.ca, or by cheque to our address below.  Registration will not be confirmed until payment has been received.

Camp runs from 9:00am to 3:30 pm each day. Extended hours for drop-off and pick-up can be arranged.

Campers should bring their own drinks, snacks and a lunch each day, and be dressed for the weather. Cameras and laptops will be provided, though campers may bring their own. More information (directions, etc.) will be sent to you two weeks before camp.

We encourage the students to be visual artists, to see the beauty in the details of nature and learn how to capture it with their cameras.  The planned activities include short lessons about visual design and camera controls; guided photo field excursions around the Arboretum; a photo-scavenger hunt and building nature sculptures. We’ll learn how to edit photos and make slideshows using the program called Picasa. We plan to end the final day with a group slideshow to which the parents will be invited.

Space is limited, so if you are interested in enrolling your child or have any further questions, please register now or contact me by email at natalie@focusonnature.ca.  And if you know of others who might be interested in our Waterloo Region Summer Camp, please pass this on.

Natalie Verschueren
Waterloo Region Program Manager

Focus on Nature
PO Box 1601
Guelph, ON
N1H 6R7