Welcome to Wye Marsh Camp!
Here is some important info about Camp at Wye Marsh including what to bring and some FAQ.
The following information will also be emailed to parents upon registering for camp.
Welcome to Wye Marsh PD Day Camp!
At Wye Marsh Camp, campers will have endless opportunities to escape, explore, and experience nature through experiential play and investigation. Campers will learn about reptiles and raptors through interactive live animal demonstrations; explore over 25km of wilderness trails; voyage our marsh channels by canoe; investigate wetland habitats through dip netting; test their archery skills; create nature-themed works of art and much, much more! Each week has a different nature theme with associated special activities, giving campers a chance to more closely examine some of what the Marsh has to offer.
What to bring?
- Layered clothing for colder weather
- Hat, gloves, scarf
- Close-toed shoes
- Change of clothes
- Peanut-free and litter-less lunch with snacks
- Refillable water bottle
- Medications with instructions
Frequently Asked Questions
What time does camp start?
Camp runs from 9:00am - 4:00pm. If you have registered for early and/or late care, your camper(s) are to be dropped off no earlier than 8:00am and to be picked up no later than 5:00pm.
What is the arrival/departure procedure?
For your camper’s safety, s/he must be signed in and out of camp each day with a signature from a pre-approved guardian. Our sign in/out table is at the front desk of the Visitor Centre at Wye Marsh. Your patience is appreciated during this process.
What if someone that is not on the registration form’s authorized pick-up list needs to pick up my camper?
Any last minute additions needed to be made to the authorized pick-up list must be made in person during the morning sign-in procedures (at the latest). We cannot accept authorization via the telephone/email.
What is the cancellation policy?
We require 7 days’ notice for all cancellations. Please note that all cancellations are subject to a $15 administration fee. For any last minute absences or late arrivals kindly call the centre at your earliest convenience - 705-526-7809 x200.
Wye Marsh will waive this cancellation policy for the Nature Pop-Up Camps given the circumstances.
My camper has special needs. How will you ensure that your programming remains inclusive?
Please contact the Camp Director at 705-526-7809x202 to discuss the best way to care for your child. Wye Marsh Day Camps strive to be as inclusive as possible and abides to the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), but will need to assess each case on an individual basis to ensure quality care and quality programming. Typically, if your child requires one-on-one assistance in their classroom environment, we will also require the same arrangement.
What time is lunch and snack?
We have one 30 minute lunch break from 12-12:30 and two 15 minute snack breaks at 10:30am and 2:30pm. Please note that the Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre and Wye Marsh Camp have gone litter-less! Please help us with this initiative and send your camper with litter-less lunch & snacks as all garbage/recycling and compostables will be sent home.
Is there food available for purchase on site?
Although campers are not permitted to purchase anything from the visitor centre’s gift shop during camp hours, there are light snacks and drinks available (pop/juice, chips, chocolate bars, candy) should you wish to accompany your child before or after camp. Note: see Health & Safety section regarding nut/peanut-sensitive regulation.
More questions? Please contact our Camp Coordinator at
705-526-7809 ext. 202, or firstname.lastname@example.org