Nature Day Camp and Play Centre
Be a part of something new and exciting!
Nestled in the greater area of Parry Sound, Ontario, along the Shebeshekong River, Dillon Woods is brand new and in its pilot season! The camp welcomes children ages six to twelve who are ready to engage in a meaningful experience away from home and within nature. This pilot season offers three five-day camps, one in July and two in August.
Miss C, camp owner and operator, and elementary teacher of 14 years, has a vision of turning her childhood home, and family's homestead, into a hub for learning and playing in nature. She and her husband moved to the property on June 30th 2022, from Keswick, Ontario, and have been working hard, preparing the site for a multitude of fun and educational activities.
The camp's focus is inspired by the 'forest school' learning model as well as Miss C's background in the Montessori approach of student-directed learning. It's all about disconnecting from technology and reconnecting to the natural world. Through various structured and unstructured outdoor play experiences, with learning opportunities driven by the children and guided by a trained adult, (Miss C), the children will develop skills in problem-solving, risk assessment, cooperation, and communication, while making themselves at home in the wilderness. This approach develops confidence and self-esteem through learner inspired, hands-on experiences in a natural setting.