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Country Fun Nature Camp


Business No: 823803671RR0001

Country Fun Nature Camp

For 2021, your donations will help us offer a quality virtual camp that includes hands-on activity kits for campers and eco-challenges to get them outside in nature, wherever they are! Our work this year includes a focus on emotional and mental health support and building personal confidence, skills, and interest in outdoor exploration to grow healthy bodies, minds, and spirits. Your support also helps us maintain the Tucker House property and traditions so we can have a full return to camp in 2022: just in time for Country Fun's 50th anniversary!

Country Fun Nature Camp is an environmental day camp located at the beautiful Tucker House estate in Rockland, Ontario. Children from across Ottawa and Rockland benefit from healthy outdoor play and learn about caring for the earth, themselves, and each other in a supportive inclusive faith-based setting. Leadership is provided by young adult directors and youth volunteers and leaders-in-training with mentorship from experienced environmental educators. Programming focuses on learning about care of all creation, and appreciating the natural beauty and local history of the Tucker House property. A free camp bus brings children from across Ottawa out to the Tucker House estate. All donations directly support camper subsidies for children in need, youth training and volunteer honorariums, camp materials and snacks, and offset costs for shelters, bus, and swim time.

Sample activities include:

 -- eco-games in small and large groups

 -- inclusive faith-based stories teaching us how to care for the earth and one another

 -- outdoor environmental learning through nature walks, special guests, and exploring our forests, wetland, and meadow

 -- healthy snacks from our organic gardens and home-baked goodies

 -- arts, crafts, sports, and songs!