Junior Camps (Ages 8-12)

Our junior camps offer traditional camp experiences with a unique twist! Groups are focused on similar ages and a 10:1 ratio.

Explorer Camp 

Ages 8–12

Join us for a week of camp like no other! Campers get their hands dirty exploring the great outdoors, enjoying time at the beach, and hanging out with amazing birds of prey at our Raptor Centre. Campers will experience all of the best that KelsoMountsbergCrawford Lake, and Mount Nemo have to offer during their week at camp.

Offered: Each week

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Girls Camp 

Ages 8–14

No boys allowed! Offered for girls and led by girls, this camp is a great way to learn about the outdoors and develop new skills. Campers will experience all of the best that KelsoMountsbergCrawford Lake, and Mount Nemo have to offer during their week at camp.

Offered: Each week

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Athletics Camp 

Ages 10-15

Is your camper a high energy, aspiring young athlete looking to stay active and meet other kids with competitive interest? Athletics camp blends traditional camp fun with daily fitness focused activities. Campers will run, ride, hike, and swim in addition to using our outdoors conditioning course.

Offered: Select weeks

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Climbers Camp

Ages 8-14

Take your week of camp to all new heights! Climbers camp is for those who love to climb and explore. A portion of each day will be spent on our brand new high ropes course and climbing tower. Other awesome camp activities will be blended in to round out an exciting week.

Offered: Select weeks

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Farm Camp

Ages 8-14

Campers will get their hands dirty and learn what it takes to keep a small farm in operation. They will learn how to care for crops and animals. They will get up close with the operations of a real hobby farm. Come nurture those green thumbs and grow with us!

*Farm Camp operates at Mountsberg. Campers will also visit Kelso for fun activities.

Offered: Select weeks

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Construction Camp

Ages 10-14

Does your camper want to learn how to plan, design, and build projects? They’ll be guided by one of our expert Conservation Halton construction crew members as they learn basic carpentry and construction skills. Complete with a project and plans to take home at the end of the week. 

Offered: Select weeks

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Outdoor Adventure Camp 

Ages 10-14

Check out everything that Conservation Halton parks have to offer in one action packed week of camp. Build leadership and teamwork while participating in activities that will make Mom and Dad jealous they aren’t at camp! Climbing, hiking, boating, biking, and more!

Offered: Select weeks

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Raptor Camp 

Ages 8-14

Raptor Camp allows campers the chance to work alongside our Raptor Centre staff getting up close and personal with all of the amazing birds. Young raptor enthusiasts have the opportunity to play, explore and take part in games and activities to learn about the amazing adaptations of these top predators.

  • Campers will be based primarily at Mountsberg for their week at camp but will arrive and depart from Kelso with all of the other campers.

Offered: Each week

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Waterfront Camp 

Ages 10-14

Waterfront Camp is the perfect way to become familiar and safe with boating and swimming. It is also an introduction to water safety, in a fun, safe, and highly supervised environment for campers.

Offered: Each week

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Bike Camps

Over the past four seasons, Ways of the Woods has undertaken major efforts to expand its program offerings, including Bike Camps which are truly second to none. Camps provide a fun and friendly environment to try out mountain biking for the first time, or help build skills to get you riding trails you never thought possible! Ages for Mountain Bike Camp are 8-15, and 10-15 years of age for Trail Builder Camp.

Bike Camps are suited for kids who are just getting started in their mountain bike adventures through to advanced riders. They offer an action packed week on the trail network at Kelso, and visits to Hilton Falls for the more advanced groups.

For even more time on two wheels, consider signing up for the Kelso weekly MTB Race Series. Campers may stay after camp on Tuesdays (at no charge) in order to participate. All that is required is a cheering section and a ride home from parents/guardians after the race!

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Need a Bike Rental?

Ways of the Woods is proud to have Devinci Bikes as a partner, and offers a fleet of rental bikes. Bikes are available in a variety of sizes and are fitted upon arrival. Rental bikes may be added to any Bike Camp for a full week, or daily as required. 

Bike Camp 

Ages 8-15

Our wildly popular Bike Camp is the perfect way to learn or hone campers’ mountain bike skills. Led by our certified instructors who will guide campers to improve their biking in ways they never thought were possible!

Parents may drop their child’s bike off at Kelso on the first morning of camp, or on Friday afternoon the week prior to camp. View more information about preparing for Bike Camp. Bike camps operate exclusively at Kelso to take best advantage of the amazing network of trails and our exciting Skills Zone.

Offered: Each week

Bike Camp - Trail Builders 

Ages 10-15

An awesome camp for our most advanced and passionate bikers! Spend a week at Kelso and learn what goes into building and maintaining trail networks and features. Campers will spend time designing, laying out, and cutting new trail segments, installing new features... and of course riding them a little too! This camp will focus on trail development more than riding. For a blend of both, consider attending a week of Advanced Bike Camp prior to Trail Builders Camp!

Parents may drop their child’s bike off at Kelso on the first morning of camp, or on Friday afternoon the week prior to camp. View more information about preparing for Bike Camp. Bike camps operate exclusively at Kelso to take best advantage of the amazing network of trails and our exciting Skills Zone.

Offered: Select weeks

Bike Camp - MTB Race Prep 

 Ages 8-15

This camp is for advanced riders who mountain bike race competitively. Join your other Kelso MTB Race Series competitors in a week of camp focussed on developing skills and techniques on real racetracks.

Offered: Each week