Waterloo Region Summer Camp






Note: At this time (June 17th) summer camps in Waterloo are proceeding with specific health protocols in place. Camps in Cambridge are proceeding as well though the City of Cambridge is currently revising the schedule of camps at their facilities.



Focus on Nature will host 6 weeks of 5-day nature photography day camps throughout the Waterloo Region.

The camp dates and locations are as follows:
July 6 – 10 at Hespeler Arena in Cambridge
July 13 – 17 at Albert McCormick Community Centre in Waterloo
July 20 – 24 at Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex in Waterloo
July 27 – 31 at RIM Park in Waterloo
August 17 – 21 at RIM Park in Waterloo
August 24 – 28 at Hespeler Arena in Cambridge

Registration through the City of Cambridge is now open.
Registration through City of Waterloo is now open.

It will be a great opportunity for young photographers aged 7 to 12 to develop their skills while exploring all the natural beauty that the Waterloo Region 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.

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 area; 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.

The camp runs from 8 am to 5 pm each day. 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 one week before camp.

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

Natalie Verschueren
Waterloo Region Program Manager

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