Registration for the 2022 summer camps are now closed.
Please check back again next spring!
BACK TO SCHOOL
Thank you to all the kids and parents who took part in our 2022 Wildlings Summer Camps.
We hope you enjoyed your time with us.
We certainly loved having you in the forest with us.
We will see you next summer.
Enjoy your times in class.
Looking for the latest on Wildlings and Pro-D days?
Camp Wildlings is an outdoor, child-led, nature based day camp that operates out of Fish Creek in partnership with the City of Fort St John and Northern Lights College. There are two program streams available to participants: Widlings and Wild Gymnasts, a partnership with the North Peace Gymnastics Association. Accepting 30 Wildlings a week, Wildlings runs for 6-7 weeks in the summer and is the inspiration for Pro-D Day programs throughout the school year as well. Wild Gymnasts offers an additional 40 spaces each day with participants splitting their time between the gym and the forest.
Camp Wildlings started in 2018 and has seen hundreds of children through the forest, some of which returned as Junior Leaders in 2022. This year we had approximately 250 unique participants in both programs exploring the world in Fish Creek
Camp Wildlings registration is $300/week and Wild Gymnasts is $325/week per child.
* “the positive effects of nature exposure include improved cognitive functioning (including increased concentration, greater attention capacities, and higher academic performance), better motor coordination, reduced stress levels, increased social interaction with adults and other children, and improved social skills.”
*Strife S, Downey L. Childhood Development and Access to Nature: A New Direction for Environmetal Inequality Research. Organ Environ. 2009 Mar;22(1):99-122
Let them PLAY!
We understand that in many cases, participants that would benefit most from the Wildlings programs are excluded financially from participating. This year (2022) we initiated a fundraising day in the early spring that subsidized participation for families in our community. Our first efforts raised $8,500 and our goal for 2023 is to double it.
Donate today & let them PLAY!
These young and aspiring adults are our WILD Leaders. They are in charge of planning daily activities, safety in the forest, and bringing out the WILD in your child.
Hello! My name is Elias and this will be my first year as a Camp Wildlings leader. I’m visiting Fort St. John for the summer and I am excited to get to know the community and explore the forest with everyone! I love the outdoors and look forward to discovering the beauty of Fort St. John.
Hi everyone, my name is Carlee. This will be my second year as a camp wildings leader! I can’t wait to get back in the forrest and explore the forest more with the Wildlings!
Hi everyone, my name is Claire! I am 18 years old and this summer will be my first time as a camp Wildlings leader. I recently graduated from North Peace Secondary and will be moving to Vancouver in September to study natural resources conservation at UBC. In my free time, I am a competitive cheerleader and coach, I enjoy being outdoors hiking, mountain biking and skiing, and I love spending time with my family. I’m very passionate about the environment and helping out our community so I’m really looking forward to being a leader this summer. I’m so excited to meet all of you and have a great time together at camp Wildlings!
Hi my name is Adam, I was born and raised in Fort St John so I know the community and the area well. I love the outdoors and I’m excited to share that love with the Wildlings in the form of games and activities in the woods. I also have experience with theater and improve that should help with entertaining the kids
A former early educator, Susan McGarvey has been leading our wildlings program since it’s inception. She is the NEAT Fx coordinator, organizing Energy Explorers, Smart Energy Leaders, Food Secure Kids, Camp Wildlings, Pro-D days and more..
Hello everyone! My name is Liam and this will be my fifth year as a wild leader. I can’t wait to get back out into the forest for another summer with the Wildlings!
Hi everyone, my name is Kendyl. This will be my first year as a camp wildings leader! I love the outdoors and all it has to offer, I enjoy hiking, fishing, mountain biking and the sun! I am going into grade 12 in September. I am very eager to get out and have an awesome time with the Wildings. This summer is going to be a blast!
Hello all! My name is Adelina and this will be my second year as a wild leader! I can’t wait to see everyone and to make many memories while exploring the forest together this summer!
Hi! My name is Lauren, and this will be my first year working with Camp Wildlings! I look forward to joining the Wildlings in the community forest and getting to help introduce them to the wonderful ecosystems we have around us!
Hello everyone! My name is Martina Gallagher and this is my very first year as a Camp Wildlings Leader. I am so excited to spend the summer in the forest, I love being outdoors, playing games, and exploring nature. I know this will be a great year and I can’t wait for the camp to start!
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