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Thursday, 25 May 2017 12:01

Kawartha Conservation launching two new programs for moms and kids

May 25, 2017 – Due to overwhelming demand, Kawartha Conservation is launching two exciting new programs for moms and kids. Starting in July, a four-week Mom and Tot Outdoor Learning Program will be offered for moms and children aged 2 to 4, as well as four one-day Nature Camps for children aged 4 and 5.

“The Mom and Tot program allows mothers and their young children to connect with nature in a safe, nurturing environment, providing quality time and learning through fun crafts, sensory games, circle times, sharing, stories and more,” explained Nancy Aspden, Coordinator, Environmental Programs/GIS Specialist.

The morning sessions will run from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 4, Thursday, July 13, Tuesday, August 1 and Thursday, August 10. Cost of the sessions will be $20 per session or $75 for all four.

“We’re really excited about this program,” said Ms. Aspden. “This exciting new program will allow mom’s to bring their toddlers to Ken Reid Conservation Area for a morning of outdoor activities, bonding and learning lead by a Kawartha Conservation educator.

“The program also allows mothers to network and share with other mothers of young children,” added Ms. Aspden.

Also launching in July will be four one-day nature camps for children ages 4 and 5.

“These one-day camps will all offer different themes with all activities being hands-on, structured and geared to outdoor learning in a fun, safe and nurturing environment,” said Ms. Aspden.

Themes for the four one-day camps will be Amazing Animals, Art in Nature, Wonders of Water and Bugs.

“This one-day camp is designed to help prepare the younger children for our week long camps for children ages 6 to 10,” said Ms. Aspden. “We’ve heard from a lot of parents who are looking for camps and programs that are both educational and fun in an outdoor setting away from screens and televisions.

“Ken Reid Conservation Area and our Outdoor Education facility offers a perfect venue to enjoy nature while learning and building strong friendships and a love of nature,” added Ms. Aspden.

The four one-day camps will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 5 and 12 and Wednesday, August 2 and 9. Camp participants can be dropped off at 8 a.m. and picked up at 4:30 p.m. Cost is $45 per day, $40 if you sign up for three day camps and $35 if you register for all four one-day camps.

To learn more about the Mom and Tot Outdoor Learning Program or the one-day Nature Camps, or to register contact Nancy Aspden at 705-328-2271 Ext. 218, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit us online at